There are 5 ways to get from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Salt Lake City (SLC) MSP - SLC

$115 - $496

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Bus  •  31 h 18 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 Salt Lake City, Ut

$196 - $339

Bus, shuttle  •  35 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Butte, MT 933
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Butte, MT to Idaho Falls, ID
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Idaho Falls, ID to Salt Lake City, UT

$280 - $406

Bus, train  •  43 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  3. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak

$250 - $614

Drive  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City 1315.1 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Salt Lake City, Ut via Des Moines, IA and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 18 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Salt Lake City is 990 miles. The road distance is 1315.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City is to fly which takes 4 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Salt Lake City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 49 min.

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Minneapolis to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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Salt Lake City is 1 h behind Minneapolis. It is currently 4:46 AM in Minneapolis and 3:46 AM in Salt Lake City.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Salt Lake City is 1315 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 54 min to drive from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City.

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  • Distance: 990.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Salt Lake City, UT, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City via Des Moines, IA, Denver, CO, and Denver, Co in around 31 h 18 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
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 Ottumwa Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
29 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Business Coach Seat
$350 - $500
Room
$650 - $900
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
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Butte, MT
Ave. Duration
23 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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 Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Butte, MT to Idaho Falls, ID
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Idaho Falls, ID to Salt Lake City, UT
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Salt Lake City Airport.

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There are 255+ hotels available in Salt Lake City. 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 18 min and costs .

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