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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Los Angeles  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Los Angeles (LAX) MSP - LAX

$98 - $411

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Fly to Burbank  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Burbank (BUR) MSP - BUR

$137 - $810

Fly to Long Beach  •  9 h

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Long Beach (LGB) MSP - LGB

$168 - $859

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Santa Ana (SNA) MSP - SNA
  2. Take the train from Anaheim Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$166 - $847

Bus  •  40 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca

$236 - $449

Night bus, train  •  43 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO 805
  2. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$305 - $816

Drive  •  30 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Los Angeles 1962.6 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca via Des Moines, IA and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 55 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Los Angeles is 1530 miles. The road distance is 1962.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 40 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Minneapolis to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 5 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 40 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 53 min.

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Minneapolis to Los Angeles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angls Amtrak, Ca station.

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Los Angeles is 2 h behind Minneapolis. It is currently 6:30 AM in Minneapolis and 4:30 AM in Los Angeles.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Los Angeles is 1963 miles. It takes approximately 30 h 11 min to drive from Minneapolis to Los Angeles.

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  • Distance: 1530.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Sun Country Airlines, Delta and five other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Des Moines, IA, Denver, CO, and Denver, Co in around 40 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Long Beach via Oakland
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Long Beach via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Long Beach via Kansas City, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Long Beach via Phoenix, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $2,600
Flights from Minneapolis to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,600
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,600
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from Minneapolis to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,400
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 Anaheim Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
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 Denver, Co to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$190 - $250

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Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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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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