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

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Fly  •  5 h 29 min

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

$193 - $334

3 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  41 h 56 min

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

$227 - $643

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  42 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT 933
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Spokane, WA to Boise, ID 732

$289 - $452

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 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Boise. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Boise, ID via Missoula, Mt and Spokane, WA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 20 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 41 h 56 min and costs $220 - $650.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Minneapolis to Boise, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Boise is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $190 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway, which costs $280 - $460 and takes 42 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Boise Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 27 min.

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Minneapolis to Boise bus services, operated by Amtrak Thruway, 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 29 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 Missoula, MT, Missoula, Mt, Spokane, Wa, and Spokane, WA in around 42 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Boise via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Spokane Amtrak Station
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Spokane, WA to Boise, ID
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
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jeffersonlines.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
Bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Boise is 1 h behind Minneapolis. It is currently 7:51 AM in Minneapolis and 6:51 AM in Boise.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Boise is 1467 miles. It takes approximately 23 h 32 min to drive from Minneapolis to Boise.

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

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There are 117+ hotels available in Boise. Prices start at $70 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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