There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Minnesota by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Chicago Midway to Minneapolis, line 538 bus  •  3 h 54 min

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

$66 - $281

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Bus Megabus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$35 - $55

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis, line 538 bus  •  4 h 9 min

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

$46 - $212

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Rochester  •  3 h 59 min

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

$159 - $716

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Duluth  •  4 h 48 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 32 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

Bus to Milwaukee, fly to Minneapolis  •  5 h 51 min

  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

$136 - $377

Train  •  8 h 35 min

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

$68 - $177

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 22 min

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

$47 - $114

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Minneapolis 411.3 miles

$40 - $60

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago and arriving at Minneapolis, MN. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 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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The best way to get from Chicago to Minnesota without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Chicago to Minnesota, including transfers.

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Chicago to Minnesota bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Minnesota is to fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 8 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Minnesota.
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  • Distance: 451.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Rochester every 4 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Chicago to Minneapolis 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Duluth
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
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 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
Metro Transit
Phone
+1 612-373-3333
Website
metrotransit.org
Bus from MOA Transit Station & Gate D 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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Coach USA
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 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

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There are five+ hotels available in Minnesota. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs .

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