There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to Denver by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Denver  •  4 h 9 min

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

$81 - $322

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Fly to Colorado Springs, bus  •  6 h 41 min

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

$215 - $493

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO 1401

$141 - $199

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Denver, Co 1683 / ...

$141 - $261

Bus via Buffalo, WY  •  26 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Buffalo, WY 701
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Denver, CO

$212 - $313

Drive  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Denver 919 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Denver is to drive which costs $90 - $130 and takes 14 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Denver is to fly which costs $80 - $330 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Denver. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Denver, CO via Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 15 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Denver is 702 miles. The road distance is 919 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Denver without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 15 min and costs $140 - $200.

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

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Minneapolis to Denver bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Denver is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $80 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $200 and takes 20 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Minneapolis to Denver bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Denver, CO station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Denver.
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  • Distance: 702.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and five other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Denver hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Denver via Des Moines, IA in around 20 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Colorado Springs, Co to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
expressarrow.com

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Denver is 1 h behind Minneapolis. It is currently 12:05 PM in Minneapolis and 11:05 AM in Denver.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Denver is 919 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 10 min to drive from Minneapolis to Denver.

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Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Denver Airport.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Denver. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs $2 - $3.

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