There are 7 ways to get from Minneapolis to Chicago by plane, night bus, bus, train or car

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Fly Minneapolis to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 18 min

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

$64 - $277

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Bus Megabus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago 4733 / ...

$35 - $120

5 alternative options

Fly Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 30 min

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

$44 - $208

Night bus to Eau Claire, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Eau Claire, Wi
  2. Fly from Eau Claire (EAU) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) EAU - ORD

$135 - $263

Train  •  9 h 16 min

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

$67 - $183

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Chicago. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 40 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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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Minneapolis to Chicago, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Chicago bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 9 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Minneapolis to Chicago bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Chicago station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Chicago is 411 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to drive from Minneapolis to Chicago.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 356.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Minneapolis to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Minneapolis to Chicago 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 40 min. Greyhound USA also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Eau Claire to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $270
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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

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
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
Night bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Eau Claire, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Book 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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Book your Minneapolis to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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