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There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to Columbus by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Columbus (CMH) MSP - CMH

$164 - $378

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Bus Megabus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati
  3. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH

$81 - $123

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Train, bus via Toledo Amtrak  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$132 - $353

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Warsaw, IN
  3. Take the bus from Warsaw, IN to Columbus, OH

$102 - $227

Train, bus  •  19 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...

$95 - $293

Drive  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Columbus 765.9 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Columbus is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 12 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Columbus is to fly which costs $160 - $380 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Columbus, OH via Chicago and University of Cincinnati, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 30 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Columbus is 631 miles. The road distance is 765.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 30 min and costs $80 - $130.

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

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Columbus is to fly which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $160 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $130 and takes 18 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 43 min.

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Minneapolis to Columbus bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Columbus, OH station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 630.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Columbus via Chicago, University of Cincinnati, and University of Cincinnati, OH in around 18 h 30 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
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
+1 215-856-7924
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 Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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megabus.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from University of Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
baronsbus.com
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 Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Warsaw, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Warsaw, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $110
Book at
hoosierride.com

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More Questions & Answers

Columbus is 1 h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 2:40 AM in Minneapolis and 3:40 AM in Columbus.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Columbus is 766 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 44 min to drive from Minneapolis to Columbus.

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Columbus Airport.

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There are 240+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs $2 - $3.

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