There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Minnesota by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Minneapolis, line 538 bus  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Minneapolis (MSP) MDW - MSP
  2. Take the line 538 bus from MOA Transit Station & Gate C to 86th St W & Garfield Circle

$66 - $281

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$25 - $55

7 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis, line 538 bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Minneapolis (MSP) ORD - MSP
  2. Take the line 538 bus from MOA Transit Station & Gate C to 86th St W & Garfield Circle

$46 - $212

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Rochester  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rochester (RST) ORD - RST

$159 - $716

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Duluth  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Duluth (DLH) ORD - DLH

$94 - $317

Fly Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse, bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to La Crosse (LSE) ORD - LSE
  2. Take the bus from La Crosse, WI to Rochester, MN

$187 - $706

Train  •  8 h 33 min

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

$68 - $177

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Paul, Mn 4712 / ...

$46 - $111

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Minneapolis 411.3 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Minnesota is to bus which costs $25 - $55 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Minnesota is to fly and line 538 bus which costs $65 - $290 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Minnesota is 451 miles. The road distance is 411.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Chicago to Minnesota, including transfers.

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

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Minnesota, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Rochester every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Minneapolis 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Duluth
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $310
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Duluth via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis via Mason City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
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
Metro Transit
Phone
+1 612-373-3333
Website
metrotransit.org
Bus from MOA Transit Station & Gate C to 86th St W & Garfield Circle
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrotransit.org
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from La Crosse, WI to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.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 Chicago, Il to St Paul, Mn
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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