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There are 10 ways to get from Michigan to Minnesota by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Detroit to Minneapolis  •  4h 25m

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

$151 - $627

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the Megabus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$63 - $94

8 alternative options

Line 6 bus to Grand Rapids, fly to Minneapolis, line 538 bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Division & Library to Kentwood Station - Woodland
  2. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Minneapolis (MSP) GRR - MSP
  3. Take the line 538 bus from MOA Transit Station & Gate D to 86th St W & Garfield Circle

$150 - $1,030

Fly Lansing to Minneapolis  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Minneapolis (MSP) LAN - MSP

$147 - $470

Bus to Saginaw, fly to Minneapolis  •  5h 24m

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

$197 - $823

Fly Grand Rapids to Rochester  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Rochester (RST) GRR - RST

$222 - $1,119

Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails to Kalamazoo, fly to Minneapolis  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
  2. Fly from Kalamazoo (AZO) to Minneapolis (MSP) AZO - MSP

$216 - $558

Train  •  15h 44m

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

$118 - $316

Night bus  •  16h 36m

  1. Take the night bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago Amtrak, Il 5531
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to St Paul, Mn 4730

$74 - $191

Drive  •  11h 32m

  1. Drive from Detroit to Minneapolis 698.8 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Michigan to Minnesota is to Megabus and bus which costs $60 - $95 and takes 15h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Michigan to Minnesota is to fly which costs $150 - $650 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Michigan to Minnesota. However, there are services departing from Downtown Detroit and arriving at Minneapolis, MN via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 25m.

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The distance between Michigan and Minnesota is 516 miles. The road distance is 698.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Michigan to Minnesota without a car is to Megabus and bus which takes 15h 25m and costs $60 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Michigan to Minnesota, including transfers.

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Michigan to Minnesota bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Downtown Detroit station.

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The best way to get from Michigan to Minnesota is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs $150 - $650. Alternatively, you can Megabus and bus, which costs $60 - $95 and takes 15h 25m, you could also train, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 15h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 58m.

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Michigan to Minnesota bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Minneapolis, MN station.

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Map of how to get from Michigan to Minnesota.
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  • Distance: 516.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Michigan, USA and Minnesota, USA?

Spirit Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Livonia to Bloomington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago in around 15h 25m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Iron Mountain
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Green Bay
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Madison
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,100
Flights from Lansing to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Lansing to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Saginaw to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Saginaw to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Grand Rapids to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Rochester via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Kalamazoo to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Kalamazoo to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Lansing to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Rochester via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Kalamazoo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $2,300
Flights from Lansing to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Saginaw to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Grand Rapids to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Rochester via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Kalamazoo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
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
7h 48m
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
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Division & Library to Kentwood Station - Woodland
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org
Metro Transit
Phone
+1 612-373-3333
Website
metrotransit.org
Bus from MOA Transit Station & Gate D to 86th St W & Garfield Circle
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrotransit.org
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Flint to Saginaw, MI
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Flint to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to St Paul, Mn
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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Minnesota is 1h behind Michigan. It is currently 9:30 PM in Michigan and 8:30 PM in Minnesota.

Yes, the driving distance between Michigan to Minnesota is 699 miles. It takes approximately 11h 32m to drive from Michigan to Minnesota.

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

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There are three+ hotels available in Minnesota. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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