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Need a Ride from Rapid City to Minneapolis?

Downtown Minneapolis Skyline.

From rolling hills to bustling cities, a bus ride from Rapid City to Minneapolis offers a unique regional perspective—not to mention a convenient and affordable way to travel between Midwest cities. 

If you’re planning a bus trip from Rapid City to Minneapolis, you may wonder how to make the journey as comfortable and stress-free as possible. 

Whether traveling for work, visiting family, or attending a convention this summer, these tips can help you make the most of your upcoming trip from Rapid City to Minneapolis

Choose the Right Seat

Choosing the right seat can make all the difference in your comfort level during a long bus ride. For example, if you prefer a window seat, choose a seat on the right side of the bus for the best scenic views. If you need more legroom, consider choosing an aisle seat or a seat near the emergency exit. And if you’re prone to motion sickness, choose a seat near the front of the bus where there is less movement.

At Jefferson Lines, comfort and affordability are how we roll. So when you climb aboard our bus, you’ll have access to the following amenities:

  • Reclining Seats—Relax, nap, or recline to your liking. With an 8+ hour trip ahead of you, it’s nice to know that comfort is guaranteed, no matter where you choose to sit.
  • Panoramic Windows—Whether you sit on the right or left of the bus, there’s always a gorgeous view to enjoy. The rugged terrain and unique rock formations of South Dakota are a sight to behold (whether you’re a local or a visitor), and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to snap photos and take in all the country scenery. 

Keep an eye out for wildlife, too—you may spot bison, elk, or even mountain goats along the way.

  • Restrooms—When nature calls, knowing you have a clean, sanitized restroom onboard is a peace of mind every traveler deserves. 

Pack Smart

Consider bringing a small bag or backpack to keep your essentials close at hand, such as snacks, water, a book or e-reader, headphones, and a neck pillow or blanket for added comfort. 

Avoid bringing bulky items or too much luggage onboard. Instead, utilize the space underneath the bus for more oversized items. Also, remember to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately for the journey.

At Jefferson Lines, we have plenty of space to store more oversized luggage items, especially if you’re traveling to Minneapolis for several days. You also have the option of one free carry-on bag—for you and the kiddos. 

Stay Entertained

We get it. No matter how comfortable your seat is or how beautiful the view of the Midwest is, a long bus ride can be boring. But there are plenty of ways to stay entertained. 

Bring a book or e-reader, download movies or TV shows onto your device, listen to music or podcasts with headphones, or converse with your fellow passengers. You can also bring a deck of cards, a board game, or coloring books if you’re traveling with friends or family. 

At Jefferson Lines, we make it easy to keep the kids (and yourself) entertained along the trip. We offer free WiFi on every bus and outlet to keep your devices charged and ready.

Arriving in Minneapolis, MN

After a scenic bus ride from Rapid City, you’ll arrive in Minneapolis’s vibrant downtown area. Known for its thriving arts scene, delicious cuisine, and beautiful parks, Minneapolis has something for everyone. 

Stroll through the famous Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center, catch a show at the historic Guthrie Theater, or indulge in some of the city’s famous Juicy Lucy burgers. With so much to see and do, you’ll never be bored in Minneapolis.

Book Your Bus Ticket Today!

When traveling from Rapid City to Minneapolis, taking the bus is a stress-free and affordable option—at least, with Jefferson Lines it is! 

Complete with comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard restrooms, you can sit back and relax as you make your way through the heartland of America. Plus, with multiple departure times and locations, you can easily find a bus that fits your schedule and travel needs.

Remember to check out our everyday specials for discounts on your upcoming travel! Traveling with kids? Good news. They also get a special discount. And if you need assistance during travel, we can help with that, too.

We look forward to handling all your bus travel needs to major metropolitan cities across the Midwest. 

Contact us for questions, or start planning your bus trip now

Discover what awaits on your next travel adventure with Jefferson Lines at the wheel.