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

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  3h 21m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Minneapolis (MSP) MDW - MSP

$64 - $277

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Bus Megabus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN 4734 / ...

$35 - $120

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  3h 32m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Minneapolis (MSP) ORD - MSP

$44 - $208

Bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Minneapolis (MSP) MKE - MSP

$134 - $373

Train  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder

$68 - $177

Bus Jefferson Lines  •  12h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN 966 / ...

$93 - $140

Drive  •  6h 54m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Minneapolis 411.3 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Minneapolis is to bus which costs $35 - $120 and takes 8h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $60 - $280 and takes 3h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago and arriving at Minneapolis, MN. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 40m.

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The distance between Chicago and Minneapolis is 357 miles. The road distance is 411.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Minneapolis without a car is to train which takes 8h 33m and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Chicago to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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Chicago to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 3h 21m and costs $60 - $280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 8h 33m, you could also bus, which costs $35 - $120 and takes 8h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 356.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Minneapolis every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Minneapolis 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 7h 48m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis via Mason City
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
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 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
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
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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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Minneapolis is 411 miles. It takes approximately 6h 54m to drive from Chicago to Minneapolis.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Minneapolis bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 302+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23m and costs $2 - $4.

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