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There are 9 ways to get from Cincinnati to Minneapolis by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly from Covington  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Minneapolis (MSP) CVG - MSP

$144 - $755

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Bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$63 - $94

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Bus to Dayton, fly  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Minneapolis (MSP) DAY - MSP

$188 - $430

Bus to Indianapolis, fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Minneapolis (MSP) IND - MSP

$156 - $397

Bus to Columbus, fly  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH
  2. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Minneapolis (MSP) CMH - MSP

$181 - $406

Bus, train  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Chicago
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder

$97 - $225

Bus, train via Indianapolis Amtrak Station  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

$119 - $305

Bus, night bus  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Chicago, Il 4970
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn 4730 / ...

$78 - $189

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Cincinnati to Minneapolis 703.8 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Cincinnati to Minneapolis is to bus which costs $60 - $95 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cincinnati to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $140 - $800 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cincinnati to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from University of Cincinnati and arriving at Minneapolis, MN via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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The distance between Cincinnati and Minneapolis is 607 miles. The road distance is 703.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 35 min and costs $60 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Cincinnati to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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Cincinnati to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cincinnati, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $140 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $95 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Covington Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 6 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Cincinnati to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 607 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Cincinnati, OH, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cincinnati to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cincinnati to Minneapolis via Chicago in around 15 h 35 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Dayton to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dayton to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Covington to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Dayton to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Covington to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
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
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
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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 Cincinnati, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from University of Cincinnati to Chicago
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com

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Minneapolis is 1 h behind Cincinnati. It is currently 9:17 AM in Cincinnati and 8:17 AM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Cincinnati to Minneapolis is 704 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to drive from Cincinnati to Minneapolis.

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

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There are 284+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cincinnati to Covington Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs $2.

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