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There are 4 ways to get from Minneapolis to Seattle by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Seattle (SEA) MSP - SEA

$134 - $347

3 alternative options

Bus  •  37 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT 933
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa 1275

$268 - $427

Train  •  39 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Seattle King Street Station Empire Builder

$222 - $703

Drive  •  25 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Seattle 1668.1 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Seattle is to fly which costs $130 - $350 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Seattle is to fly which costs $130 - $350 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Seattle. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Seattle, Wa via Missoula, Mt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 20 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Seattle is 1399 miles. The road distance is 1668.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Seattle without a car is to bus which takes 37 h 20 min and costs $260 - $430.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Minneapolis to Seattle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Seattle is to fly which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $130 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $430 and takes 37 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs $220 - $750 and takes 39 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 45 min.

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Minneapolis to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Seattle, Wa station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 1399.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

Sun Country Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Seattle hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Seattle via Missoula, MT and Missoula, Mt in around 37 h 20 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Seattle via Spokane
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Seattle via Boise
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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 Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
38 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$390 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$470 - $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 Missoula, MT
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
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jeffersonlines.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 Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130

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Seattle is 2 h behind Minneapolis. It is currently 1:23 AM in Minneapolis and 11:23 PM in Seattle.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Seattle is 1668 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 42 min to drive from Minneapolis to Seattle.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Sun Country Airlines and Delta offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 713+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $99 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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