There are 7 ways to get from Minneapolis to Washington by plane, train, 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 to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MSP - DCA

$124 - $477

Cheapest option

Bus via Minneapolis, MN  •  28 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago via Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Washington, Dc 1632 / ...

$104 - $245

5 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Washington Dulles (IAD) MSP - IAD

$130 - $431

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Baltimore (BWI) MSP - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$147 - $538

Train  •  27 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$167 - $493

Bus  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il 4909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Washington, Dc 1632 / ...

$120 - $299

Drive  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Washington 1111.1 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Washington is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Washington is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs $120 - $480.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Washington is 1499 km. The road distance is 1778 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Minneapolis to Washington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Washington. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, Mn and arriving at Washington, Dc via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Minneapolis to Washington via Union Depot Station & Terminal, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 27 h 41 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Reagan Washington via Madison
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Minneapolis to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Reagan Washington via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Minneapolis to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Minneapolis to Baltimore via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

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 Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
18 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190

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