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There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Minneapolis by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Boston  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Minneapolis (MSP) BOS - MSP

$67 - $175

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Train to Providence, fly  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Minneapolis (MSP) PVD - MSP

$134 - $543

Bus to Hartford, fly  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Hartford, Ct
  2. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Minneapolis (MSP) BDL - MSP

$143 - $433

Bus  •  30h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$123 - $213

Train  •  32h 8m

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

$165 - $234

Bus via New York  •  34h 20m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn

$158 - $238

Drive  •  23h 15m

  1. Drive from Boston to Minneapolis 1407.3 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $65 - $180 and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $65 - $180 and takes 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Minneapolis, MN via New York, Archer & Red Line Station and Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 24m.

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The distance between Boston and Minneapolis is 1127 miles. The road distance is 1407.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 30h 24m and costs $120 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Boston to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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Boston to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from South Station, Boston, MA.

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The best way to get from Boston to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 5h 20m and costs $65 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $220 and takes 30h 24m, you could also train, which costs $160 - $240 and takes 32h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 1m.

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

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  • Distance: 1127.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Sun Country Airlines, JetBlue Airways and five other airlines fly from Boston to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Minneapolis via New York, Chicago, IL, Archer & Red Line Station, Clark & Harrison, and Chicago in around 30h 24m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Boston to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Providence to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Hartford to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Hartford to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Providence to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Providence to Minneapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Hartford to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Hartford to Minneapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Providence to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Providence to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Hartford to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Providence to Minneapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Hartford to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Boston to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Flights from Providence to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Providence to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Boston / South Station Trains to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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 Boston South Buses to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus Ticket Inc.
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Allen St. to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Book at
gotobus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Minneapolis is 1h behind Boston. It is currently 10:44 AM in Boston and 9:44 AM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Minneapolis is 1407 miles. It takes approximately 23h 15m to drive from Boston to Minneapolis.

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Sun Country Airlines, Air Canada, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 297+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $11.

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