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There are 6 ways to get from Minnesota to Denver by bus, plane, night bus, train or car

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Line 538 bus, fly to Denver  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the line 538 bus from Garfield Ave S & 86th St W to 82nd St E & 28th Ave S
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Denver (DEN) MSP - DEN

$83 - $325

5 alternative options

Fly to Colorado Springs, bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Colorado Springs (COS) MSP - COS
  2. Take the bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver

$224 - $493

Bus via Mall of America - Bloomington, MN  •  20h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Des Moines, IA 201
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO 1401

$137 - $203

Bus  •  20h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO 1401

$137 - $203

Night bus, bus, train  •  21h 1m

  1. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 805
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  3. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station

$171 - $401

Drive  •  14h 10m

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Denver 919 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Minnesota to Denver is to drive which costs $90 - $130 and takes 14h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Minnesota to Denver is to line 538 bus and fly which costs $80 - $330 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minnesota to Denver. However, there are services departing from 8th St S & 4th Ave / 5th Ave S and arriving at Denver, CO via Mall of America - Bloomington, MN and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 28m.

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The distance between Minnesota and Denver is 683 miles. The road distance is 919 miles.

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The best way to get from Minnesota to Denver without a car is to bus which takes 20h 28m and costs $130 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Minnesota to Denver, including transfers.

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Minnesota to Denver bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN station.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Minnesota to Denver bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Denver, CO station.

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Denver is 1h behind Minnesota. It is currently 10:50 PM in Minnesota and 9:50 PM in Denver.

Map of how to get from Minnesota to Denver.
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  • Distance: 683.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Minnesota, USA and Denver, CO, USA?

You can take a bus from Minneapolis to Denver via MOA Transit Station & Gate B, Mall of America - Bloomington, MN, and Des Moines, IA in around 20h 28m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station
Ave. Duration
13h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Room
$430 - $600
Bus operators
Metro Transit
Phone
+1 612-373-3333
Website
metrotransit.org
Bus from Garfield Ave S & 86th St W to 82nd St E & 28th Ave S
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrotransit.org
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Minnesota to Denver is 919 miles. It takes approximately 14h 10m to drive from Minnesota to Denver.

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Sun Country Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Denver Airport.

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There are 475+ hotels available in Denver. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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