There are 5 ways to get from Albany to Minneapolis by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Minneapolis (MSP) ALB - MSP

$164 - $704

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Bus  •  30 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny 251
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn

$140 - $366

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Train  •  25 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder

$180 - $501

Train, bus  •  25 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$150 - $376

Drive  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Minneapolis 1232.1 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $160 - $750 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Minneapolis, Mn via New York, Ny and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 43 min.

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The distance between Albany and Minneapolis is 989 miles. The road distance is 1232.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Minneapolis without a car is to train which takes 25 h 11 min and costs $180 - $500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Albany to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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Albany to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany, Ny station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $160 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $500 and takes 25 h 11 min, you could also bus, which costs $140 - $370 and takes 30 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 42 min.

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Albany to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Minneapolis, Mn station.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 989 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Albany to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Albany to Minneapolis via Chicago Union Station, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, and Union Depot Station in around 25 h 11 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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Minneapolis is 1 h behind Albany. It is currently 11:08 AM in Albany and 10:08 AM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Minneapolis is 1232 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 40 min to drive from Albany to Minneapolis.

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Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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Book your Albany to Minneapolis bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 287+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 42 min and costs $2.

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