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

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Recommended option

Fly to Albany  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Albany (ALB) MSP - ALB

$164 - $705

Cheapest option

Bus  •  29 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
  3. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 286

$145 - $359

5 alternative options

Fly to Hartford, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Hartford (BDL) MSP - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny

$176 - $812

Fly to Boston, bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Boston (BOS) MSP - BOS
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny

$157 - $494

Train  •  26 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$177 - $503

Bus, train  •  27 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison 965
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak

$199 - $430

Drive  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Albany 1230.4 miles

$120 - $180

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Albany, NY, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Albany hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Minneapolis to Albany via Union Depot Station & Terminal, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 26 h 11 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Hartford
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Hartford via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Hartford via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Boston via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Hartford via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Hartford via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Hartford via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Minneapolis to Albany?

The distance between Minneapolis and Albany is 1582 km. The road distance is 1969 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Albany?

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Albany is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Minneapolis to Albany?

The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Albany is to fly which takes 5 h 18 min and costs $160 - $750.

Is there a direct bus between Minneapolis and Albany?

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Albany. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, Mn and arriving at Albany, Ny via Chicago, Il and New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Minneapolis to Albany?

It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Minneapolis to Albany, including transfers.