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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Buffalo (BUF) MSP - BUF

$154 - $440

Cheapest option

Bus, Thru-Bus  •  25 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Hamilton, ON
  3. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY

$81 - $200

3 alternative options

Bus  •  20 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212

$104 - $264

Train  •  21 h 36 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 Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$160 - $453

Drive  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Buffalo 945.7 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Buffalo is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Buffalo is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $150 - $440.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Buffalo is 1174 km. The road distance is 1513 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Minneapolis to Buffalo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, Mn and arriving at Buffalo, Ny via Chicago, Il and Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 16 min.

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Buffalo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Buffalo via Chicago, Il and Cleveland, Oh in around 20 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
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 Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Hamilton, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$70 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $35

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