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There are 5 ways to get from Minneapolis to Albany by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 16 min

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

$164 - $705

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Bus, train  •  26 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$149 - $378

3 alternative options

Train  •  26 h 16 min

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

$177 - $503

Bus  •  31 h 1 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 Nyc

$150 - $354

Drive  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Albany 1230.4 miles

$120 - $180

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

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Albany is to fly which costs $160 - $750 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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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 31 h 1 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Albany is 989 miles. The road distance is 1230.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Albany without a car is to bus and train which takes 26 h 1 min and costs $140 - $380.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Minneapolis to Albany, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Minneapolis, Mn station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Albany is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs $160 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $550 and takes 26 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs $150 - $360 and takes 31 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Minneapolis to Albany bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Albany.
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  • Distance: 989 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

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, and Chicago Union Station in around 26 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h
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
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Trailways New York

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Albany is 1 h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 8:06 PM in Minneapolis and 9:06 PM in Albany.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Albany is 1230 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 35 min to drive from Minneapolis to Albany.

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

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There are 92+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs $2 - $3.

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