There are 5 ways to get from Minneapolis to Ely by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis to Duluth, MN 907
  2. Take the bus from Duluth, MN to Virginia, MN 919
  3. Take a taxi from Virginia, MN to Ely

$205 - $267

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Fly to Hibbing/Chisholm, drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Hibbing/Chisholm (HIB) MSP - HIB
  2. Drive from Hibbing/Chisholm to Ely

$118 - $713

3 alternative options

Bus, taxi via St. Paul  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN 907
  2. Take the bus from Duluth, MN to Virginia, MN 919
  3. Take a taxi from Virginia, MN to Ely

$203 - $268

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Ely 246.8 miles

$24 - $35

Fly to International Falls, drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to International Falls (INL) MSP - INL
  2. Drive from International Falls to Ely

$133 - $320

Questions & Answers

The distance between Minneapolis and Ely is 214 miles. The road distance is 246.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Ely without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 6 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Minneapolis to Ely, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Hibbing/Chisholm Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Ely is 247 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to drive from Minneapolis to Ely.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Hibbing/Chisholm Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Ely. Prices start at $100 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 .

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Ely.
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  • Distance: 213.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Ely, MN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Minneapolis to Ely. However, you can take the bus to Duluth, MN, take the bus to Virginia, MN, then take the taxi to Ely. Alternatively, you can take the tram to Union Depot Station, take the walk to St. Paul, take the bus to Duluth, MN, take the bus to Virginia, MN, then take the taxi to Ely.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Hibbing/Chisholm
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to International Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis to Duluth, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Duluth, MN to Virginia, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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jeffersonlines.com
Other operators
Taxi from Virginia, MN to Ely
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190

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