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There are 5 ways to get from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Pittsburgh (PIT) MSP - PIT

$145 - $376

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Bus via Akron, Oh  •  26 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Akron, OH
  3. Take the bus from Akron, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa

$89 - $160

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Train  •  19 h 41 min

  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 Pittsburgh Amtrak Capitol Limited

$142 - $393

Bus  •  20 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa

$100 - $249

Drive  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh 873.2 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh is to fly which costs $140 - $380 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, Mn and arriving at Pittsburgh, Pa via Chicago, Il and Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 20 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Pittsburgh is 746 miles. The road distance is 873.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh without a car is to train which takes 19 h 41 min and costs $140 - $400.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Minneapolis, Mn station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs $140 - $380. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $400 and takes 19 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 20 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 2 min.

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Minneapolis to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 746.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh via Union Depot Station & Terminal, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, and Chicago Union Station in around 19 h 41 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Bus operators
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 Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Akron, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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Pittsburgh is 1 h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 7:54 AM in Minneapolis and 8:54 AM in Pittsburgh.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Pittsburgh is 873 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 24 min to drive from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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Book your Minneapolis to Pittsburgh bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 175+ hotels available in Pittsburgh. Prices start at $82 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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