There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to Wadena by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Jefferson Lines  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Brainerd, MN 927
  2. Take the bus from Brainerd, MN to Wadena, MN 929

$48 - $66

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Train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Staples Amtrak Empire Builder

$67 - $128

Bus Executive Express  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, MN to Wadena, MN

$62 - $103

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Wadena 163.5 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Brainerd, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Brainerd (BRD) MSP - BRD
  2. Take the bus from Brainerd, MN to Wadena, MN

$150 - $702

Fly to Fargo, bus  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Fargo (FAR) MSP - FAR
  2. Take the bus from Fargo, ND to Wadena, MN

$318 - $532

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Wadena. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Wadena, MN via Brainerd, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Wadena is 136 miles. The road distance is 163.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Wadena without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Minneapolis to Wadena, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Wadena is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Brainerd Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Minneapolis to Wadena bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Wadena, MN station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Wadena is 164 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Minneapolis to Wadena.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Brainerd Airport.

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  • Distance: 136.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Wadena, MN, USA?

You can take a bus from Minneapolis to Wadena via Brainerd, MN in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Minneapolis to Wadena 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 6 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Brainerd
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Minneapolis to Fargo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Staples Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
3 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 - $250
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Brainerd, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Brainerd, MN to Wadena, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Fargo, ND to Wadena, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Executive Express
Website
executiveexpress.biz
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, MN to Wadena, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
executiveexpress.biz

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There are two+ hotels available in Wadena. Prices start at $100 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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