There are 8 ways to get from Minneapolis to Denver by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Denver  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Denver (DEN) MSP - DEN

$81 - $322

7 alternative options

Fly to Colorado Springs, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Colorado Springs (COS) MSP - COS
  2. Take the bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver, CO

$222 - $490

Night bus, bus, train  •  22 h 1 min

  1. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 805
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA
  3. Take the bus from Monroe, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  4. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak

$196 - $441

Bus Express Arrow vehicles  •  23 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Sioux Falls, SD 701
  2. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Denver, CO

$167 - $297

Bus, train  •  27 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  3. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak

$180 - $414

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  27 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA
  3. Take the bus from Monroe, IA to Denver, CO

$160 - $237

Train  •  28 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak California Zephyr

$197 - $583

Drive  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Denver 919 miles

$90 - $130

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Denver, CO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and four other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Denver hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Denver via Burnsville, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, and Omaha, NE in around 23 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Avg. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Avg. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Denver
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Avg. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Avg. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs
Avg. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Avg. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Avg. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
13 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Room
$430 - $600
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver, CO
Avg. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA
Avg. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Sioux Falls, SD
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE
Avg. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Des Moines, IA
Avg. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA
Avg. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Avg. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Denver, CO
Avg. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Avg. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Denver, CO
Avg. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Express Arrow vehicles
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Denver, CO
Avg. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160
Schedules at
expressarrow.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Minneapolis to Denver?

The distance between Minneapolis and Denver is 1124 km. The road distance is 1470 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Denver?

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Denver is to drive which costs $110 and takes 14 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Minneapolis to Denver?

The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Denver is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $130.

Is there a direct bus between Minneapolis and Denver?

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Denver. However, there are services departing from Marquette Av S at 2 St S NW corner and arriving at Denver, CO via Burnsville, MN, Sioux Falls, SD and Omaha, NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 3 min.

How long does it take to get from Minneapolis to Denver?

It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Minneapolis to Denver, including transfers.