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

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Fly  •  2 h 45 min

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

$196 - $571

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  20 h 17 min

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

$90 - $140

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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

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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 45 min.

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City without a car is to train and bus which takes 19 h 5 min and costs $120 - $310.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Traverse City is to fly which takes 2 h 45 min and costs $190 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 19 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Traverse City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Minneapolis to Traverse City bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at Traverse City, MI station.

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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 45 min

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

Delta and United Airlines fly from Minneapolis to Traverse City twice daily. 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
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 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 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
Once 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
Once 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Traverse City is 1 h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 7:21 AM in Minneapolis and 8:21 AM in Traverse City.

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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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Traverse City. Prices start at $90 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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