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There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to El Paso by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to El Paso (ELP) MSP - ELP

$144 - $605

5 alternative options

Bus  •  32 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis to Des Moines, IA 201
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver to El Paso, TX

$200 - $284

Night bus, train, bus  •  32 h 36 min

  1. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO 805
  2. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Albuquerque, NM to El Paso, TX

$248 - $524

Bus via Oklahoma City, Ok  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Oklahoma City, OK 801
  2. Take the bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Amarillo, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Amarillo, Tx to El Paso, Tx

$217 - $388

Train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to El Paso Union Depot Texas Eagle

$297 - $933

Drive  •  24 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to El Paso 1489.7 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to El Paso is to drive which costs $140 - $220 and takes 24 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to El Paso is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to El Paso. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis and arriving at El Paso, TX via Des Moines, IA and Denver. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 24 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and El Paso is 1164 miles. The road distance is 1489.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to El Paso without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 24 min and costs $200 - $290.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Minneapolis to El Paso, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to El Paso bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to El Paso is to fly which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $140 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $290 and takes 32 h 24 min, you could also train, which costs $290 - $950 and takes 2 days 11 h.

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There is no direct flight from Minneapolis Airport to El Paso Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Minneapolis to El Paso bus services, operated by EPLA Limo Express, arrive at El Paso, TX station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to El Paso.
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  • Distance: 1164.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and El Paso, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to El Paso hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to El Paso via Des Moines, IA, Denver, CO, and Denver in around 32 h 24 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to El Paso via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Minneapolis to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to El Paso via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to El Paso via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to El Paso via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to El Paso via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to El Paso via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to El Paso via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Kansas City Amtrak to Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
17 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
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 El Paso Union Depot
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Oklahoma City, OK
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Denver to El Paso, TX
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Bus from Albuquerque, NM to El Paso, TX
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
eplalimo.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 Oklahoma City, Ok to Amarillo, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Amarillo, Tx to El Paso, Tx
Ave. Duration
33 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120

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More Questions & Answers

El Paso is 1 h behind Minneapolis. It is currently 11:56 PM in Minneapolis and 10:56 PM in El Paso.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to El Paso is 1490 miles. It takes approximately 24 h 27 min to drive from Minneapolis to El Paso.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to El Paso Airport.

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There are 121+ hotels available in El Paso. Prices start at $46 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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