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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.

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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


Exact fare required. Drivers do not carry change. An adult must accompany children under five. All drivers have coupons and passes available to purchase for your convenience.

Cash Fares Coupons
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 605-394-6631. We are available between 7:00 am and 5:30 pm Monday - Friday. We would also like to hear your comments & suggestions.

RapidRide System Maps & Schedules

System Map

Borglum silhouette


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

View Borglum Route

Coolidge silhouette


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.

View Coolidge Route

Jefferson silhouette


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

View Jefferson Route

Lincoln silhouette


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

View Lincoln Route

Roosevelt silhouette


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

View Roosevelt Route

Washington silhouette


North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, VA Clinic, Walmart North, The Monument, YMCA.

View Washington Route

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Advertise With Us!

Advertising space on RapidRide & Dial-A-Ride vehicles is available on the rear and sides of the vehicles.

Terms for advertising are as follows:

$60.00 per month for rear advertising panel

$35.00 per month for side advertising panel

Note: annual contract required

Advertisers are responsible for all production costs. Dimensions for advertising panels vary. Ads must be pre-approved by Rapid Transit System for content, design and color(s).

Please call 605-394-6631 for more information.