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Flights to South Dakota in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price£817Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from£550From London to South Dakota

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to South Dakota right now?

Travel to South Dakota is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for South Dakota are based on the United States restrictions which are: The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. Starting on May 28, foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil in the last 14 days will also be restricted from entering the United States. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.. If you are planning to travel to South Dakota from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.

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Cheapest prices for South Dakota flights by month

The cheapest ticket to South Dakota found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£619
February
£498
March
£837
April
£882
May
£644
June
£673
July
£758
August
£822
September
£533
October
£535
November
£613
December
£1,059
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to South Dakota is February. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to South Dakota?

Average Rapid City flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LON - RAP
Price
£498 - £1,154
RAP
Temperature
4 - 33 °C
RAP
Rainfall
6 - 110 mm
January is typically the best time to fly to South Dakota, but there are other times where great deals are available. July sees the temperatures in South Dakota peak to their warmest. May tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South Dakota?

The cheapest flights to South Dakota are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

Of all the Plains states, South Dakota has the most to offer visitors, principally in the pine-covered Black Hills mountain range. A sacred site to the Sioux, to white settlers it represented something very different – a rich source of gold. Deadwood is the most famous of the gold rush towns that sprang up illegally. Once home to the hell-raising Calamity Jane, Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickok, it’s now a perfectly preserved National Historic Landmark.

Southeast of here stands the iconic Mount Rushmore, where the faces of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln stare out sternly, oblivious to the crowds of snap-happy tourists. Worth seeing, too, are the crystal-lined Jewel Cave, the lunar landscape of the Badlands National Park, and the wildlife haven that is Custer State Park, with its 1,500-strong herd of wild buffalo and “begging burros” – hungry donkeys that hustle tourists for food shamelessly.

Some 80km away in Wounded Knee, where the Sioux were massacred, the Wounded Knee Museum in Wall recounts the sad story.

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South Dakota climate

As a Great Plains state, South Dakota has an interior continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures can reach the high-20s (Celsius) and winter can be well below zero. Sioux Falls averages 104cm (41 inches) of snowfall annually, but there is less snow further north, and the northwest can get less than one foot of snow.On the northern fringe of tornado alley, South Dakota’s twisters are mostly in the eastern part of the state, sometimes in the central region, and rarely in the western part of the state. Spring is the peak tornado season.

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When is the best time to fly to South Dakota?

Peak Season:
Summer is the peak season for visiting. This is when most visitors step off their flights to South Dakota. The attractions and outdoor activities are in full swing; visitors flock to the Badlands and to the Black Hills with Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. Summer is also busy with Native American powwows, historical celebrations, volksmarches, and rodeos.

The fishing season lasts year-round, with some exceptions.

Off Season:
If you want to see the attractions but not the crowds, try the spring and autumn. However, off-season traffic is on the rise, so make reservations in advance.

The winters are generally too harsh for most of the outdoor attractions and activities.

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Getting around South Dakota

You will need a car to get around South Dakota, or, if you are going to the more popular destinations, consider joining a tour group. There is limited bus service in the state, and the historic trains just run short routes. Driving is also your best bet even in Sioux Falls, and parking is plentiful.

Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are other ways of getting around, along with boating on the Missouri River, and motorcycles.

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Cheap flights to South Dakota in April, May 2021

The best prices found for RAP flights for April, May
5 May - 12 May
£550pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Delta
   
2 STOPS
RAP
Rapid City
RAP
Rapid City
Delta
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
14 May - 16 May
£732pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Delta
   
2 STOPS
ABR
Aberdeen
ABR
Aberdeen
Delta
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
5 May - 12 May
£765pp
LHR
London Heathrow
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
RAP
Rapid City
RAP
Rapid City
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

South Dakota 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Dakota found for this year
5 May - 12 May
£550pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Delta
   
2 STOPS
RAP
Rapid City
RAP
Rapid City
Delta
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Dec - 5 Dec
£616pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
RAP
Rapid City
RAP
Rapid City
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
14 May - 16 May
£732pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Delta
   
2 STOPS
ABR
Aberdeen
ABR
Aberdeen
Delta
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

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