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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Buffalo  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Minneapolis (MSP) BUF - MSP

$154 - $439

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Bus  •  24 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On 252 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$95 - $220

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Train to Rochester, fly  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Rochester
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Minneapolis (MSP) ROC - MSP

$188 - $464

Train  •  21 h 15 min

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

$161 - $451

Bus via Cleveland, Oh  •  22 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn

$104 - $262

Drive  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Minneapolis 946.8 miles

$90 - $140

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, Ny and arriving at Minneapolis, Mn via Cleveland, Oh and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 32 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Minneapolis is 733 miles. The road distance is 946.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Minneapolis without a car is to train which takes 21 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Buffalo to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 3 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 21 h 15 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 22 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 16 min.

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

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Minneapolis is 1 h behind Buffalo. It is currently 6:04 AM in Buffalo and 5:04 AM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Minneapolis is 947 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 49 min to drive from Buffalo to Minneapolis.

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  • Distance: 733.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Buffalo to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Buffalo, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, and Union Depot Station in around 21 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $70
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
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 Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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 Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Megabus Canada
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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

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

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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