There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to Chicago by plane, 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 Chicago Midway  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MSP - MDW

$64 - $277

Cheapest option

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MSP - ORD

$44 - $208

4 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder

$67 - $183

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4737

$45 - $120

Bus Jefferson Lines  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison 965
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak

$89 - $110

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Chicago 411.4 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Chicago is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Chicago is to fly which costs $60 - $280 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Chicago is 357 miles. The road distance is 411.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Minneapolis to Chicago, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Minneapolis, Mn and arriving at Chicago Amtrak, Il. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Minneapolis to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Minneapolis to Chicago 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare via Mason City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
Bus operators
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 Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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