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

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Fly  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Nashville (BNA) MSP - BNA

$124 - $325

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Bus Megabus  •  19h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Nashville, TN

$77 - $115

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Train, night bus  •  19h 42m

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
  3. Take the night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn

$142 - $383

Train, bus  •  24h 55m

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Nashville, Tn 1163 / ...

$129 - $346

Bus Greyhound USA  •  25h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Nashville, Tn

$151 - $275

Drive  •  14h 27m

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Nashville 887.3 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Nashville is to bus which costs $75 - $120 and takes 19h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Nashville is to fly which costs $120 - $330 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Nashville. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Nashville, TN via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 20m.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Nashville is 701 miles. The road distance is 887.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Nashville without a car is to bus which takes 19h 20m and costs $75 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Minneapolis to Nashville, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Nashville is to fly which takes 4h 17m and costs $120 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 19h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Nashville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Minneapolis to Nashville bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Nashville, TN station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Nashville.
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  • Distance: 701 miles
  • Duration: 4h 17m

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Nashville, TN, USA?

Sun Country Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Nashville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Nashville via Chicago in around 19h 20m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Nashville
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Nashville
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Nashville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $350
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
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
7h 55m
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 Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
megabus.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
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Chicago, Il to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Nashville is 887 miles. It takes approximately 14h 27m to drive from Minneapolis to Nashville.

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Sun Country Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Nashville Airport.

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There are 649+ hotels available in Nashville. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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

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