Getting to Sturgis

A good number of people attending the annual Sturgis Rally ride in! You can also fly in to a nearby airport, rent a car and drive in, or rent a motorcycle and ride in! There is a small municipal airport within Sturgis city limits, but no commercial airliners service it. Therefore, if you want to attend the Sturgis Rally this year, review your options below and start making some plans!

1.  Ride In from your home town!

Many Sturgis Rally-goers ride in from their home town! They make a trip of it, plan it out over several days or weeks, stop at sites along the way and eventually make it to the "glory land" of Sturgis, SD. It is a "bucket list" pilgrimage that many motorcycle owners look forward to making to at one point in their lives. There are people that ride in from Coast to Coast in the US, and as far away as Canada and Mexico too! Can you handle the ride?!

2.  Fly In! Nearest Airport to Sturgis is Rapid City, SD.

The Rapid City Regional airport is the nearest airport servicing Sturgis, SD, at just 40 miles from Sturgis' Main St. This is about a 45 - 60 minute drive depending on Rally traffic.

3.  Fly In! Other Nearby Airports "Close-ish" to Sturgis, SD.

International airports near Sturgis, SD

411 miles: Denver, CO (DEN / KDEN) Denver International Airport
521 miles: Fargo, ND (FAR / KFAR) Hector International Airport
532 miles: Regina, Canada (YQR / CYQR) Regina International Airport
596 miles: Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
650 miles: Salt Lake City, UT (SLC / KSLC) Salt Lake City International Airport
652 miles: Des Moines, IA (DSM / KDSM) Des Moines International Airport
695 miles: Saskatoon, Canada (YXE / CYXE) Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
715 miles: Kansas City, MO (MCI / KMCI) Kansas City International Airport
738 miles: Winnipeg, Canada (YWG / CYWG) Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
790 miles: Duluth, MN (DLH / KDLH) Duluth International Airport

Domestic airports near Sturgis, SD

40 miles: Rapid City, SD (RAP / KRAP) Rapid City Regional Airport
119 miles: Gillette, WY (GCC / KGCC) Gillette-Campbell County Airport
129 miles: Chadron, NE (CDR / KCDR) Chadron Municipal Airport
189 miles: Alliance, NE (AIA / KAIA) Alliance Municipal Airport
202 miles: Pierre, SD (PIR / KPIR) Pierre Regional Airport
215 miles: Sheridan, WY (SHR / KSHR) Sheridan County Airport
217 miles: Dickinson, ND (DIK / KDIK) Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport
234 miles: Scottsbluff, NE (BFF / KBFF) Western Nebraska Regional Airport
247 miles: Casper, WY (CPR / KCPR) Casper-Natrona County International Airport
259 miles: Glendive, MT (GDV / KGDV) Dawson Community Airport

Local airports near Sturgis, SD

18 miles: Spearfish, SD (SPF / KSPF) Black Hills Airport
34 miles: Meade, SD (RCA / KRCA) Ellsworth Air Force Base
38 miles: Ellsworth A.F.B., SD (ELR) Ellsworth
53 miles: Sundance, WY (SUC) Schloredt
62 miles: Fairburn, SD (WQQ) Custer State Park
72 miles: Custer, SD (VWF) Custer County

4.  After arriving at the Airport - Rent a Motorcycle to get to Sturgis, SD.

Black Hills Harley Davidson, located in Rapid City, SD. (about 40 minutes to Sturgis) has the largest inventory of bikes available for rent during the Sturgis Rally. EAGLERIDER Motorcycle Rentals also has a an excellent selection of rental bikes, with 2 stores in Sturgis, and 8 more locations in surrounding cities with airports. For more details, see our Rent a Motorcycle Page HERE.

5.  After arriving at the Airport - Rent a Car to get to Sturgis, SD.

Depending on which airport you fly into, you will be able to rent a car from a myriad of different rental car companies. Just make sure to make a reservation online in advance to guarantee a car upon your arrival. To compare for best pricing, try or

6.  Renting a Motorcycle in Sturgis, SD

If you arrive into Sturgis/Deadwood and are bike-less, and would like to rent a motorcycle for a day or two, you can! Just visit EAGLERIDER Motorcycle Rentals, which has 2 locations in Sturgis. For more info, see our Rent a Motorcycle Page HERE.

Click HERE to View our Sturgis 2016 Rally Packages




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