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

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Fly  •  5h 2m

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

$164 - $704

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Train, bus  •  25h 37m

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

$122 - $175

3 alternative options

Train  •  25h 16m

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

$139 - $198

Bus  •  32h 55m

  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

$152 - $220

Drive  •  20h 30m

  1. Drive from Albany to Minneapolis 1230.6 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Minneapolis is to train and bus which costs $120 - $180 and takes 25h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $160 - $750 and takes 5h 2m.

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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 32h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Albany station to Minneapolis station. However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station and arriving at U.S. Bank Stadium Station via Chicago Union Station and Union Depot Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 16m.

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The distance between Albany and Minneapolis is 989 miles. The road distance is 1230.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Minneapolis without a car is to train which takes 25h 16m and costs $130 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m 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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Albany to Minneapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs $160 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $200 and takes 25h 16m, you could also bus, which costs $150 - $220 and takes 32h 55m.

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  • Distance: 989 miles
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

Delta, American Airlines and two 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 25h 16m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Minneapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$300 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $260
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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megabus.com
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
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $190
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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

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Minneapolis is 1h behind Albany. It is currently 9:34 AM in Albany and 8:34 AM in Minneapolis.

Albany to Minneapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Minneapolis is 1231 miles. It takes approximately 20h 30m to drive from Albany to Minneapolis.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and United 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 337+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 31 min and costs $2.

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