There are 7 ways to get from Minnesota to Alaska by plane, train, bus, car ferry 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.

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Fly to Anchorage  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Anchorage (ANC) MSP - ANC

$196 - $418

6 alternative options

Fly to Sitka  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Sitka (SIT) MSP - SIT

$416 - $1,708

Fly to Fairbanks  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Fairbanks (FAI) MSP - FAI

$276 - $508

Fly to Juneau  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Juneau (JNU) MSP - JNU

$336 - $1,408

Train, bus, car ferry  •  5 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Everett Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Everett, Wa to Bellingham, Wa
  3. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  4. Take the train from Whittier to Anchorage

$814 - $3,576

Bus, car ferry  •  5 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT 933
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
  3. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Bellingham, Wa
  4. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  5. Take the bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum

$953 - $3,432

Drive  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Anchorage 3220.8 miles

$310 - $460

Questions & Answers

The distance between Minnesota and Alaska is 2423 miles. The road distance is 3220.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Minnesota to Alaska without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 5 days 9 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Minnesota to Alaska, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Anchorage Airport is the direct flight which takes 6 h 1 min.

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Alaska is 3 h behind Minnesota. It is currently 5:43 AM in Minnesota and 2:43 AM in Alaska.

Yes, the driving distance between Minnesota to Alaska is 3221 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 16 h to drive from Minnesota to Alaska.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Anchorage Airport.

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Map of how to get from Minnesota to Alaska.
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  • Distance: 2423.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

What companies run services between Minnesota, USA and Alaska, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Bloomington to Anchorage hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Anchorage via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Spokane, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Boise, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Calgary, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Denver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Las Vegas, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Detroit, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Bozeman, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Salt Lake City, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Vancouver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Spokane, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 52 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Boise, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 1 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via San Francisco, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Denver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 16 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Calgary, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 16 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Las Vegas, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Bozeman, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Phoenix, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 33 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Salt Lake City, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
14 h 22 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Sitka via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Juneau via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Anchorage via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Anchorage via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Fairbanks via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Anchorage via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
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 Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$390 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$470 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Whittier to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$30 - $95
Goldstar Service
$150 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Everett, Wa to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
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 Everett Amtrak to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
Ave. Duration
3 days 13 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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