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

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Fly from Columbus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Minneapolis (MSP) CMH - MSP

$165 - $378

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  20 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus Ohio State University to Chicago, IL Schedule 21:Cleveland-Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$67 - $113

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Bus to Dayton, fly  •  5 h 7 min

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

$190 - $433

Bus, train  •  17 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder

$99 - $280

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn

$87 - $228

Bus, train via Toledo Amtrak  •  18 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

$133 - $351

Drive  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Minneapolis 768.3 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Minneapolis is to bus which costs $65 - $120 and takes 20 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $160 - $380 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Minneapolis, Mn via Cincinnati, Oh and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 8 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Minneapolis is 631 miles. The road distance is 768.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Minneapolis without a car is to bus and train which takes 17 h 41 min and costs $95 - $280.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Columbus to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $160 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $230 and takes 18 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Columbus Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 4 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 630.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Columbus to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to Minneapolis via Cincinnati, Oh and Chicago, Il in around 18 h 8 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Dayton to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Dayton to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Dayton to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
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
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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 Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Book at
hoosierride.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus Ohio State University to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
baronsbus.com

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Minneapolis is 1 h behind Columbus. It is currently 10:41 AM in Columbus and 9:41 AM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Minneapolis is 768 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 48 min to drive from Columbus to Minneapolis.

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

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Book your Columbus to Minneapolis bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 287+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs $3 - $5.

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