There are 4 ways to get from Minneapolis to Boise by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Boise (BOI) MSP - BOI

$193 - $334

3 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  42 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Spokane Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Spokane, WA to Boise, ID 8827 / ...

$227 - $663

Bus  •  43 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Buffalo, WY 701
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Cheyenne, WY
  3. Take the bus from Cheyenne, Wy to Boise, Id

$319 - $515

Drive  •  23 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Boise 1467.2 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Boise is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 23 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Boise is to fly which costs $190 - $340 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Boise. However, there are services departing from Marquette Av S at 5 St S SW corner and arriving at Boise, Id via Burnsville, MN, Buffalo, WY and Cheyenne, Wy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 2 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Boise is 1141 miles. The road distance is 1467.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Boise without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 42 h 15 min and costs $220 - $700.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Minneapolis to Boise, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Boise bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Burnsville, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Boise is to fly which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $190 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $310 - $550 and takes 43 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Boise Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h.

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Minneapolis to Boise bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boise, Id station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Boise.
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  • Distance: 1141.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Boise, ID, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Boise hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Boise via Burnsville Transit Station, Burnsville, MN, Buffalo, WY, Cheyenne, WY, and Cheyenne, Wy in around 43 h 2 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Spokane Amtrak
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $470
Business Coach Seat
$390 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
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
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Spokane, WA to Boise, ID
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Arrow vehicles
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Cheyenne, WY
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$102
Schedules at
expressarrow.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 Cheyenne, Wy to Boise, Id
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $220

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