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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Minneapolis (MSP) LAX - MSP

$98 - $411

6 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Minneapolis (MSP) BUR - MSP

$137 - $810

Train to Santa Ana, fly  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Minneapolis (MSP) SNA - MSP

$167 - $848

Train to San Diego, fly  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Minneapolis (MSP) SAN - MSP

$197 - $580

Bus  •  44 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Kansas City, Mo 1684 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Minneapolis, MN 802 / ...

$233 - $502

Train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder

$343 - $1,001

Drive  •  30 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Minneapolis 1954.3 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $95 - $420 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $95 - $420 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Minneapolis, MN via Kansas City, MO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 21 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Minneapolis is 1530 miles. The road distance is 1954.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 44 h 21 min and costs $230 - $500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Los Angeles to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 5 h 21 min and costs $95 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $500 and takes 44 h 21 min, you could also train, which costs $340 - $1,000 and takes 2 days 4 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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Los Angeles to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Minneapolis, MN station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 1530.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Sun Country Airlines, Delta and five other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Minneapolis via Kansas City, Mo and Kansas City, MO in around 44 h 21 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Burbank to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Burbank to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Burbank to Minneapolis via Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Burbank to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Burbank to Minneapolis via Las Vegas, Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Santa Ana to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Santa Ana to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Minneapolis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Minneapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,600
Flights from Santa Ana to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from Santa Ana to Minneapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,600
Flights from Burbank to Minneapolis via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,600
Flights from Santa Ana to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Burbank to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from Santa Ana to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Burbank to Minneapolis via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
34 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $390
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
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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