Youth Ride Free


RapidRide has been providing fixed route public transportation services in Rapid City since 1992. Operating on six different fixed routes, RapidRide provides timely service to many convenient locations throughout Rapid City. All RapidRide routes run on 35-minute frequencies.

RapidRide Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 6:20 AM through 5:50 PM
Saturday 9:50 AM through 4:40 PM

RapidRide does not provide service on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after
  • Christmas Day


Rapid Ride Cash FaresCoupons
Adults (19-59) $1.50 10 / $13.50
Honored Citizen (60 and over, disabled and Medicare card holders) $0.75 10 / $6.75
Adult Monthly Pass $30.00  
Youth (18 and under) FREE  
Transfers (not allowed for stopovers or return trips) FREE  
  • Exact fare required. Drivers do not carry change. An adult must accompany children under five. All drivers have coupons and passes available for your convenience.

Ride Guide Information


Transfers enable you to continue your trip on another RapidRide bus route, but cannot be used for stopovers or return trips. All transfers are made at the downtown bus transfer facility (MBTC).

Route Brochures

Detailed schedules are available depicting the approximate times for each route. Schedules show a map of the route with the time checkpoints along the way.

The Bus Stop

The next step in catching your bus is locating the nearest bus stop on your route. All designated stops are marked with bus stop signs. Stand by the signs and signal the driver and the bus will pick you up.

Spotting Your Bus

All RapidRide buses will have the route name displayed over the windshield and on the passenger side of the vehicle. Be sure it is the bus you want before depositing your fare. Ask the driver if you are not sure.

Catching Your Bus

When you see the bus you want, signal the driver. Be sure to signal in time for him or her to make a safe stop. The driver will pull over to the curb.

In Short...

Remember, the best way to start a trip is to call us at 394-6631. We are available between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday - Friday. We would also like to hear your comments & suggestions.

City Road Closings

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System Maps & Schedules

System Map

Google™ Map

Individual Routes

  • Borglum (.pdf)

    Alternating loops along West Main St. and Jackson Blvd. Major destinations: Stevens High School, West Middle School, Oyate Health Center, Canyon Lake Park.

  • Coolidge (.pdf)

    North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Crossing, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School, VA Clinic, Walmart North, Walmart South.

  • Jefferson (.pdf)

    South East and North East Loops. Major destinations: Walmart, Community Health Center, Dept. of Social Services, Pennington County Fairgrounds.

  • Lincoln (.pdf)

    North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, Walmart, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School.

  • Roosevelt (.pdf)

    North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, Post Office, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School, YMCA, Star Village.

  • Washington (.pdf)

    North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, VA Clinic, Walmart, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, YMCA.

School Tripper Routes

Terra Sancta School Tripper (.pdf)

Corral Drive / Southwest Middle School Tripper (.pdf)

Prepared maps require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Rapid Ride Photo Gallery

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