There are 7 ways to get from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells by train, bus, 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

Train  •  5 h 29 min

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

$42 - $113

6 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Baraboo, WI 965

$98 - $132

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells 217.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly to La Crosse, train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to La Crosse (LSE) MSP - LSE
  2. Take the train from La Crosse Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$181 - $927

Fly to Milwaukee, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Milwaukee (MKE) MSP - MKE
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$144 - $419

Fly to Madison, line 04 bus, bus, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Madison (MSN) MSP - MSN
  2. Take the line 04 bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Lake
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Portage Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$149 - $409

Fly to Wausau/Marshfield, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Wausau/Marshfield (CWA) MSP - CWA
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wausau / Rothschild, WI to Portage, WI – Amtrak

Questions & Answers

The distance between Minneapolis and Wisconsin Dells is 198 miles. The road distance is 217.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells without a car is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to La Crosse Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells is 217 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to drive from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to La Crosse Airport.

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There are 143+ hotels available in Wisconsin Dells. Prices start at $58 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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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells.
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  • Distance: 197.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, Jefferson Lines operates a bus from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Minneapolis to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Minneapolis to Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Train from La Crosse Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Portage Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$20 - $30
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Room
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Baraboo, WI
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Lake
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wausau / Rothschild, WI to Portage, WI – Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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