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Rapid City to Bozeman road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Rapid City to Bozeman. If you're planning a road trip to Bozeman, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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Day 1, 10:00 am:  start in Rapid City
drive for about 4.5 hours

Day 1, 3:22 pm:  Hardin (Montana)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Hardin (Montana)
drive for about 1 hour

Day 2, 11:01 am:  Billings
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:01 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

Day 2, 12:43 pm:  Columbus (Montana)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:43 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

Day 2, 2:36 pm:  Big Timber
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:36 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 2, 4:38 pm:  arrive in Bozeman

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Rapid City, South Dakota.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Hardin (Montana)
    questions about Hardin (Montana):
        lo Wyoming for Mount Rushmore, from there
Billings  (4 answers)
Columbus (Montana)
Big Timber

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Bozeman, Montana.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Bozeman?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Bozeman.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Bozeman to Rapid City drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Rapid City to Bozeman. Or get a full Rapid City to Bozeman flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Rapid City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Rapid City!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 459 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 58 minutes
8 Rapid City travel answers
1 Hardin (Montana) travel answer
4 Billings travel answers
1 Big Timber travel answer
8 Bozeman travel answers

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