There are 10 ways to get from Minneapolis to California by plane, night bus, train, bus 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 to San Diego  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Diego (SAN) MSP - SAN

$164 - $506

Cheapest option

Fly to Los Angeles  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Los Angeles (LAX) MSP - LAX

$98 - $411

8 alternative options

Fly to San Jose  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Jose (SJC) MSP - SJC

$156 - $417

Fly to Oakland  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Oakland (OAK) MSP - OAK

$181 - $444

Fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Francisco (SFO) MSP - SFO

$148 - $372

Fly to Sacramento  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Sacramento (SMF) MSP - SMF

$174 - $605

Fly to Santa Ana  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Santa Ana (SNA) MSP - SNA

$151 - $822

Night bus, train  •  43 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO 805
  2. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$305 - $816

Bus  •  43 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$232 - $494

Drive  •  30 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Los Angeles 1962.6 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to California is to fly which costs $95 - $420 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to California is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and California is 1451 miles. The road distance is 1962.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Minneapolis to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to California. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Spring & 2nd via Kansas City, Mo and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and California, USA?

Delta, Sun Country Airlines and four other airlines fly from Minneapolis to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, Mo, Los Angls Amtrak, Ca, and Main & 6th in around 43 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Sacramento via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
34 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $380

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