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

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Fly from Buffalo  •  4h 11m

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

$154 - $425

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Bus, Megabus  •  21h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248
  2. Take the Megabus from Cleveland to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$92 - $164

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Train to Rochester, fly  •  6h 15m

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

$189 - $447

Train  •  21h 17m

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

$161 - $435

Bus  •  28h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street Ny / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN 966 / ...

$151 - $257

Drive  •  15h 49m

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Minneapolis 946.8 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $150 - $430 and takes 4h 11m.

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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 Chester Av & E 15Th St, Cleveland and Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 1m.

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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 bus and Megabus which takes 21h 1m and costs $90 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m 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 4h 11m and costs $150 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus and Megabus, which costs $90 - $170 and takes 21h 1m, you could also train, which costs $160 - $440 and takes 21h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 28m.

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Buffalo to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Minneapolis, MN station.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 733.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

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

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Buffalo to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Cleveland, Oh, Chester Av & E 15Th St, Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center Stop #9, Cleveland, and Chicago in around 21h 1m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Minneapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
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 Buffalo Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
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 to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
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
7h 48m
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
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
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Cleveland to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
megabus.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
Greyhound.ca
Online Fare
$12 - $18
Refundable
$32 - $34
Standard Fare
$24 - $28
Advanced Purchase
$19 - $27
International
$35 - $55
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Online Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$90 - $100
Standard Fare
$75 - $90
Advanced Purchase
$55 - $80
International
$60 - $90
Megabus Canada
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Minneapolis is 1h behind Buffalo. It is currently 5:39 AM in Buffalo and 4:39 AM in Minneapolis.

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

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

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There are 303+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to line 204 bus which takes 17m and costs $2.

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