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 7 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

$89 - $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 40 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 Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$161 - $453

Drive  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Buffalo 945.7 miles

$90 - $140

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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 costs $150 - $440 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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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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The distance between Minneapolis and Buffalo is 733 miles. The road distance is 945.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 16 min and costs $100 - $270.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Minneapolis to Buffalo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Buffalo is to fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs $150 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 20 h 16 min, you could also train, which costs $160 - $460 and takes 21 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 7 min.

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Minneapolis to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Buffalo, Ny station.

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Buffalo is 1 h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 3:20 AM in Minneapolis and 4:20 AM in Buffalo.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Buffalo is 946 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 45 min to drive from Minneapolis to Buffalo.

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  • Distance: 733.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
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 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
Train from Chicago Union Station 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

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
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
$75 - $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 - $40

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