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
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.
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. Learn 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.
Are masks or proof of vaccination required?
Masks are no longer required in the airport, however airlines may still require a face covering to fly. Please contact your carrier for additional information.
Proof of vaccination is not currently required for domestic travel to Rapid City Regional Airport. There are currently no quarantine requirements in South Dakota for inbound travelers. International travel restrictions vary by destination.
We encourage all airport users to practice personal responsibility and social distancing while visiting the Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP).
For items left on an aircraft and lost luggage, contact the airline directly.
1 (800) 335-2247
Items lost in terminal
For items left within the terminal building, please call (605) 394-419505-394-4195
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 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.
Please visit the TSA website for a list of what is allowed on carry-on bags.
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.
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.
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.