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

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

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

5 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak 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 50 min

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

$318 - $532

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Wadena is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Wadena is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 8 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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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Minneapolis to Wadena, including transfers.

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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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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
52 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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak 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
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Brainerd, MN to Wadena, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Fargo, ND to Wadena, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules 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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