The mountains and forests of the Black Hills include a treasury of six national parks, 101 miles of National Scenic Byways, waterfalls, wildlife and recreational trails - all of which are easily accessible by various means of transportation.
It’s easy to get to the Black Hills Region of South Dakota. The area is vast, but there are many ways to get into the various areas of the Region. You can drive, fly, or take a bus.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation keeps all highways servicing the Black Hills region in excellent driving condition, ever during the more severe winter months. Interstate 90 is the main route for driving to the Black Hills, but you can also enter the area on east-west highways US 16, US 18, US 212, SD 34 or SD 40. North-south highways are US 85, US 385 and SD 79.
- Rapid City, South Dakota - Rapid City Regional Airport is located ten miles east of the city of Rapid City, South Dakota. Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Airlines, SkyWest, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines provide service to and from Rapid City.
- Billings, Montana - Billings Logan International Airport is the regional hub for three major airlines, Delta, Northwest and United. It is one of the major airports that provide accessibility to the Black Hills region of South Dakota
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Sioux Falls Regional Airport is a joint civil and military use airport located three miles northwest of the central business district of Sioux Falls. The airport is considered to be an International Port of entry for the Black Hills Region.
Once you arrive, there are many car rental agencies or sightseeing services that can transport you to your hotel or campground. Custom sightseeing services with vans are also available that can offer you scheduled and custom tours throughout the Black Hills and the Badlands.
Custom sightseeing services with vans are also available that can offer you scheduled and custom tours throughout the Black Hills and the Badlands.