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Our Services

Services at a glance:

  • Black Hills sightseeing tours- to popular destinations such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Keystone, Deadwood, Custer State Park, and more
  • School bus service- and charter bus service for school districts
  • Charter bus service- for military units, private parties, professional sports teams, colleges, churches, and other groups
  • Special transportation- for small to large groups, including corporate outings, airport shuttles, wedding transportation and specialty tours

Military Transportation: Dakota Trailways is inspected every 18 months by the Department of Defense and meets all standards for use as military transportation.

Corporate Meetings and Events: Dakota Trailways provides bus charters for all types of corporate meetings, events, and special group trips. To help make your corporate outing a success, we offer comfortable coaches, professional drivers, and savvy office specialists who coordinate all the details of your charter trip before you even get on the road. Once you begin your journey, a trip dispatcher continually monitors every detail of your travel itinerary, to make sure your day is enjoyable.

Point to Point / Day Trips / Long Distance: Point to Point Transportation is one of our most common bookings and a great group travel solution. Dakota Trailways offers point to point transportation to and from airports, weddings, concerts, graduation ceremonies, or even meetings at restaurants. We do all the driving, so that you and your family, sports team, business colleagues, or friends can simply enjoy the ride and some good conversation.

We also offer Black Hills charter tours, to destinations such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, and more.

In addition, our skilled bus drivers can guide you through any North American city you request. All we ask is that you supply us with your itinerary in advance, so we can plan for a safe, efficient trip for your group.

Services / Mechanical Emergencies: Our Spearfish, South Dakota headquarters provides maintenance services such as coach washes, lavatory dumps, exterior cleanings and interior cleanings by appointment. We also provide emergency roadside assistance and other emergency support or repairs. If your coach needs maintenance service, please call before you arrive to let our service team know you are coming.



Dakota Trailways is a proud member of one of America’s oldest and most respected transportation systems in North America. The Trailways franchise has been serving travelers since 1936. Our franchise system is comprised of independent travel and transportation companies which are all required to meet high standards of safety and service. Safety is achieved by constantly maintaining a high level of quality in our vehicles, and strict adherence by our staff to safety guidelines and performance integrity.

In the past year, Trailways vehicles traveled more that 40 million accident-free miles.

Dakota Trailways currently has a number one inspection rating from the Department of Defense, and has also been awarded the Lancer Insurance Safety Excellence award three years in a row. This honor is only achieved by companies that “clearly demonstrate the highest commitment of safety to their customers and employees -  a commitment that is manifested in a superior claims record.”

Dakota Trailways has achieved this prestigious distinction by insisting that every one of our drivers, staff members, and associates maintain a high level of quality service, safety and performance integrity while wearing the renowned, crimson nameplate of Trailways.