There are 5 ways to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City by plane, train, bus, night bus 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 50 min

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

$196 - $571

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI

$100 - $196

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  19 h 5 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

$125 - $308

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

$122 - $175

Drive  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Traverse City 638.9 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City is to fly which costs $190 - $600 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Traverse City is 377 miles. The road distance is 638.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City, including transfers.

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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 Green Bay, WI - Transit, Escanaba, MI and St. Ignace. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 28 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Traverse City is 639 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 12 min to drive from Minneapolis to Traverse City.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City.
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  • Distance: 376.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Minneapolis to Traverse City every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Traverse City via Green Bay, WI, Green Bay, WI - Transit, Escanaba, Escanaba, MI, and St. Ignace in around 19 h 28 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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 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
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
$23 - $30
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
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
$30 - $50
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
$17 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.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
Greyhound USA
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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 Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $110

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