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

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Fly to Denver  •  4h 14m

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

$81 - $322

5 alternative options

Fly to Colorado Springs, bus  •  5h 55m

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

$222 - $490

Bus  •  19h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis to Des Moines, IA 201
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO 1401

$140 - $199

Bus via Minneapolis, MN  •  19h 40m

  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

Night bus, bus, train  •  21h 1m

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

$171 - $401

Drive  •  14h 10m

  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 14h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Denver is to fly which costs $80 - $330 and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Denver. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis and arriving at Denver, CO via Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 15m.

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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 19h 15m and costs $140 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Minneapolis to Denver, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Denver is to fly which takes 4h 14m and costs $80 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $200 and takes 19h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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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: 4h 14m

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 Des Moines, IA in around 19h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station
Ave. Duration
13h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Room
$430 - $600
Bus operators
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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Denver is 1h behind Minneapolis. It is currently 9:38 PM in Minneapolis and 8:38 PM in Denver.

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

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

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There are 467+ hotels available in Denver. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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

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