Masks Required

Per federal orders, face coverings are required at U.S. airports.

We have implemented enhanced cleaning procedures, including UV-C escalator handrail sanitizers. Learn More

No testing is currently required for domestic travel.

Airport Frequently Asked Questions

Airport Information

Airport Terminal is open 24 hours a day.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

4550 Terminal Rd, Rapid City, SD 57703

Prohibited Items

Planning ahead can facilitate the screening process and ease your travel experience.


Rapid City Regional Airport offers options to ensure every traveler is capable of using our facilities and services to the greatest extent possible.

Lost Items

Please contact your airline for information regarding lost luggage.

Covid-19 Requirements

As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination.

Identification Requirements

A state issued driver’s license, Native American tribal photo id, or passport is appropriate

Frequently Asked Questions

When should you get here? What should you bring?

We know air travel can be stressful, but we’ve got you covered.

Keep reading for quick answers to all the questions we hear most often and have a safe, smooth, easy trip. 

When do I need to arrive at the airport?

We encourage passengers to arrive at least 2 hours prior to scheduled flight departure time for domestic flights. Arrive 3 hours early for international flights. 

This allows time for parking and shuttle transportation, airline check-in, obtaining a boarding pass and the security screening process.

If you are an unaccompanied minor, traveling with pets or require other special accommodations, allow additional time for special check-in procedures.

How much does a ticket cost?

Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways and ticket prices vary by airline, destination, travel dates and more.

Please note that the airport has no control over ticket prices.

Do you allow Mobile Boarding?

Rapid City Regional Airport features modern day mobile boarding pass technology. 

Passengers may access their boarding passes using any mobile device.

Rapid City Regional Airport is committed to fully abiding by Airline Consumers’ Rights.

Lost Baggage

For items left on an aircraft and lost luggage, contact the airline directly. 

American Airlines lost luggage

Allegiant Airlines lost luggage

Delta Lost Luggage

United Airlines lost luggage

Items lost in terminal

For items left within the terminal building, please call (605) 394-419505-394-4195

For items left on an aircraft and lost luggage, contact the airline directly. 

Transportation and Security Information (TSA)

Medications in carry-on bags

Medications in pill or other solid form must undergo security screening. It is recommended that medication be clearly labeled to facilitate the screening process. 

Check with state laws regarding prescription medication labels. You are responsible for displaying, handling, and repacking the medication when screening is required. Medication can undergo a visual or x-ray screening and may be tested for traces of explosives.


The TSA uses walk-through imaging technology and metal detectors to screen passengers for both metallic and non-metallic threats like weapons and explosives. Passengers can usually ask to forgo an imaging screening in favor of a physical screening, but this may not always be the case depending on numerous factors. Ultimately, policies and procedures are decided by the TSA and its agents at the airport.  

Pat-Down Screening

Pat-down procedures are used to determine whether passengers are attempting to conceal prohibited items and is generally used only if the screening technology is set off. However, this is not always the case and pat-down procedures may be used for a number of reasons.

Pat-downs will be performed by an officer of the same gender, who will thoroughly explain the process while executing the steps necessary to determine no threat items are detected.

Checked Baggage Screening

During check-in, your checked baggage will be provided to TSA agents for security screening. Once the screening process is finished, your airline will be responsible for transporting your luggage to your plane, then to the baggage claim area. Most checked bag screenings are completed without the need to open your luggage.

Prohibited Items

Please visit the TSA website for a list of what is allowed on carry-on bags.

TSA Pre✓® Rapid City Regional Airport now offers TSA Pre✓® services to expedite the security screening process. Join the program before your trip!
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Goodwill of the Great Plains

611 Lindbergh Ave

Rapid City, SD 57701-3120

Hours of operation (subject to change)

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Paragon Health and Wellness

1417 S Minnesota Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1715

Hours of operation (subject to change)

Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM


The TSA requires a government issued photo ID for adult passengers.

Typically, a state issued driver’s license, Native American tribal photo id, or passport is appropriate

Forgot Identification?

In the event you arrive at the airport without proper ID, you may still be allowed to fly. 

By providing additional information, the TSA has other ways to confirm your identity, like using publicly available databases. 

If your identity cannot be verified, you will not be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint.

Minor Identification

TSA does not require children under the age of 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. 

The companion will need acceptable identification.