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

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Bus Badger Bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison College Connection
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA 122

$81 - $110

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Bus Megabus  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from St Paul, MN to Madison - Langdon & N Park
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA 122

$49 - $71

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Bus Jefferson Lines  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison 965
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA 122

$81 - $108

Train, bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Portage Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Portage, WI - Amtrak to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 111
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA 122

$82 - $168

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Dubuque 250.7 miles

$24 - $40

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Cedar Rapids (CID) MSP - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Dubuque, IA

$187 - $468

Fly to Madison, bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Madison (MSN) MSP - MSN
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA

$138 - $385

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Dubuque. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota and arriving at Dubuque, IA via Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Dubuque is 216 miles. The road distance is 250.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Dubuque without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 5 min to get from Minneapolis to Dubuque, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Dubuque bus services, operated by Badger Bus, depart from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota station.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Minneapolis to Dubuque bus services, operated by Lamers Bus Lines, arrive at Dubuque, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Dubuque is 251 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to drive from Minneapolis to Dubuque.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Dubuque. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Dubuque.
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  • Distance: 216.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 5 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Dubuque, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Minneapolis to Dubuque via Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison and Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin in around 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Minneapolis to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
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 Portage Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 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
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Portage, WI - Amtrak to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Megabus
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
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