There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Traverse City (TVC) MSP - TVC

$196 - $571

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Grand Rapids Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI

$132 - $328

4 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  17 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI

Bus  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Green Bay, WI 915
  2. Take the bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Escanaba
  3. Take the bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace
  4. Take the bus from St. Ignace to Traverse City, MI

$141 - $233

Drive  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Traverse City 638.9 miles

$60 - $95

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Traverse City, MI, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Minneapolis to Traverse City 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Traverse City via Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, and Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak in around 17 h 34 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Grand Rapids Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Green Bay, WI
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Minneapolis to Traverse City?

The distance between Minneapolis and Traverse City is 603 km. The road distance is 1022 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City?

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 12 h 12 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City?

The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City is to fly which takes 2 h 46 min and costs $190 - $600.

Is there a direct bus between Minneapolis and Traverse City?

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Traverse City. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, Mn and arriving at Traverse City, MI via Chicago, Il and Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 34 min.

How long does it take to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City?

It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City, including transfers.