The main route to Mitchell by car or motorcoach is Interstate 90. Coming from the east, we are 78 miles from the SD/MN border or 67 miles west of South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls, on I-90. From the west, we are located 270 miles from Rapid City and the Black Hills on Interstate 90. You can also get to Mitchell using north-south Highway 37 or Highway 38 from Sioux Falls in the east. For traveler information or road conditions on South Dakota’s Highways you can visit the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s website. Once in South Dakota you can dial 511 on your cell phone for road conditions including restrictions, conditions and weather reports.
Mitchell is home to Mitchell Municipal Airport which serves private and corporate airplanes. The closest commercial airport is Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, serviced by Northwest, United, Delta, and Allegiant Airlines. There are several rental car businesses available in Sioux Falls. Jefferson Bus Lines runs daily service between Sioux Falls and Mitchell, and between Rapid City and Mitchell.