There are 4 ways to get from Kansas City to Minneapolis by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Minneapolis (MSP) MCI - MSP

$124 - $364

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Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Minneapolis, MN 802 / ...

$80 - $120

2 alternative options

Bus via Des Moines, IA  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Albert Lea, MN 806 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Minneapolis, MN 702 / ...

$100 - $140

Drive  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Minneapolis 439.4 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $120 - $370 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kansas City, MO and arriving at Minneapolis, MN. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

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The distance between Kansas City and Minneapolis is 414 miles. The road distance is 439.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 22 min and costs $100 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Kansas City to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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Kansas City to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Kansas City, MO station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs $120 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $140 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Kansas City to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Minneapolis, MN station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Minneapolis is 439 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to drive from Kansas City to Minneapolis.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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  • Distance: 414.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Kansas City to Minneapolis every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to Minneapolis via Des Moines, IA and Albert Lea, MN in around 8 h 22 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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