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There are 9 ways to get from Milwaukee to Minneapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Milwaukee  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Minneapolis (MSP) MKE - MSP

$114 - $335

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Bus Megabus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Minneapolis, MN 916 / ...

$30 - $95

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Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Minneapolis (MSP) ORD - MSP

$63 - $236

Bus to Appleton, fly  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Appleton, Wi
  2. Fly from Appleton (ATW) to Minneapolis (MSP) ATW - MSP

$198 - $965

Amtrak Thruway to Green Bay, fly  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Green Bay, WI
  2. Fly from Green Bay (GRB) to Minneapolis (MSP) GRB - MSP

$178 - $775

Bus to Madison, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St
  2. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Minneapolis (MSP) MSN - MSP

$126 - $386

Train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder

$58 - $147

Bus Badger Bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison College Connection
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota College Connection

$78 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Minneapolis 338.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $110 - $340 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Milwaukee, WI and arriving at Minneapolis, MN. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Minneapolis is 300 miles. The road distance is 338.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs $30 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Milwaukee, WI station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 3 h 16 min and costs $110 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $95 and takes 6 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Milwaukee Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 21 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 299.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Milwaukee to Minneapolis every 3 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Appleton to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Green Bay to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Madison to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis via Mason City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.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 Milwaukee, Wi to Appleton, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Appleton
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.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 Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Green Bay, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Green Bay, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
amtrak.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison - Langdon & N Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Minneapolis is 339 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to drive from Milwaukee to Minneapolis.

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

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Book your Milwaukee to Minneapolis bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 296+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs $3.

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