There are 5 ways to get from Detroit to Minneapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Detroit  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Minneapolis (MSP) DTW - MSP

$134 - $605

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Bus  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn 4712 / ...

$63 - $187

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Bus to Flint, fly  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Flint
  2. Fly from Flint (FNT) to Minneapolis (MSP) FNT - MSP

$158 - $485

Train  •  14 h 30 min

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

$118 - $311

Drive  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Minneapolis 698.8 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Minneapolis, Mn via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 50 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Minneapolis is 545 miles. The road distance is 698.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Minneapolis without a car is to train which takes 14 h 30 min and costs .

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

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Detroit to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 30 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 15 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 47 min.

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

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Minneapolis is 1 h behind Detroit. It is currently 7:40 PM in Detroit and 6:40 PM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Minneapolis is 699 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 32 min to drive from Detroit to Minneapolis.

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  • Distance: 545.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Spirit Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Detroit to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago Union Station, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, and Union Depot Station in around 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Lansing
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Iron Mountain
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Madison
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Flint to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Flint to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
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 Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Flint
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.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 Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com

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Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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Book your Detroit to Minneapolis bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs .

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