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Travel time from Hardin (Montana) to Keystone (South Dakota)

Hardin (Montana) to Keystone (South Dakota) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Hardin (Montana) to Keystone (South Dakota)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Keystone (South Dakota), you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Tuesday, 9:59 am:  start in Hardin (Montana)
drive for about 2.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:40 pm at the latest

12:15 pm:  Billings Logan International (BIL)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 1:10 pm

12:30 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

1:00 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

1:15 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

1:30 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:40 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:53 pm:  wheels up! take-off from BIL
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

4:28 pm (local time):  Minneapolis-St Paul International (MSP)
Minneapolis, MN is 1 hour ahead of Billings, MT
so the time in Hardin (Montana) is actually 3:28 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

4:34 pm (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

7:20 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 2 hours, 46 minutes

7:35 pm (local time):  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:45 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 5 minutes

7:50 pm (local time):  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 22 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:12 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

8:33 pm (local time):  Rapid City Regional (RAP)
Keystone (South Dakota) is 1 hour behind Minneapolis, MN
and the same time as Hardin (Montana)
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

8:38 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at RAP
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 1 hour to your destination

9:40 pm (local time):  arrive in Keystone (South Dakota)

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from BIL to RAP and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Hardin (Montana) to Keystone (South Dakota) including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Hardin (Montana) to Keystone (South Dakota)

How far is Keystone (South Dakota) from Hardin (Montana)? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 242 miles or 389 km

Flight time: 59 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 11 hours, 41 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 11.9x faster, and saves you about 10.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Keystone (South Dakota) Airports
  1. Rapid City Regional Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Keystone (South Dakota)

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from BIL to MSP, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from MSP to RAP, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Tuesday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Hardin (Montana) to Keystone (South Dakota)

The most common route is BIL to MSP, then connecting to RAP, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. BIL to MSP to RAP
    Billings Logan International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Rapid City Regional
  2. BIL to DEN to RAP
    Billings Logan International to Denver International to Rapid City Regional
  3. BIL to SLC to RAP
    Billings Logan International to Salt Lake City International to Rapid City Regional

Airlines that fly to Keystone (South Dakota)

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  3. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)

Plan a trip to Keystone (South Dakota)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Keystone, South Dakota. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Keystone (South Dakota). If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Custer State Park. Click the button below to explore Keystone (South Dakota) in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Keystone (South Dakota) to Hardin (Montana), or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Hardin (Montana) to Keystone (South Dakota) road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Hardin (Montana) to Keystone (South Dakota)?

If you happen to know Hardin (Montana), don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Hardin (Montana)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 242 miles
flight time of 59 minutes
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4 Keystone (South Dakota) travel answers

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