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There are 9 ways to get from Minnesota to Kentucky by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Lexington  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Lexington (LEX) MSP - LEX

$204 - $896

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY

$66 - $95

7 alternative options

Line 538 bus, fly to Covington  •  4 h 20 min

  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 Covington (CVG) MSP - CVG

$146 - $758

Fly to Louisville  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Louisville (SDF) MSP - SDF

$135 - $559

Fly to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Dayton (DAY) MSP - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh

$191 - $434

Train, bus  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY

$98 - $226

Bus Greyhound USA  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il 4909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky 1123

$77 - $193

Train, bus via Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$119 - $306

Drive  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Louisville 707.1 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Minnesota to Kentucky is to bus which costs $65 - $95 and takes 16 h.

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The quickest way to get from Minnesota to Kentucky is to fly which costs $200 - $900 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minnesota to Kentucky. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Louisville, KY via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h.

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The distance between Minnesota and Kentucky is 762 miles. The road distance is 707.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Minnesota to Kentucky without a car is to bus which takes 16 h and costs $65 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Minnesota to Kentucky, including transfers.

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Minnesota to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Minneapolis, Mn station.

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The best way to get from Minnesota to Kentucky is to fly which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $200 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $95 and takes 16 h.

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

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Minnesota to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville, Ky station.

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Map of how to get from Minnesota to Kentucky.
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  • Distance: 762 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Bloomington to Lexington every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Louisville via Chicago in around 16 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Lexington
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
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 to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrotransit.org
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com

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More Questions & Answers

Kentucky is 1 h ahead of Minnesota. It is currently 11:52 AM in Minnesota and 12:52 PM in Kentucky.

Yes, the driving distance between Minnesota to Kentucky is 707 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 43 min to drive from Minnesota to Kentucky.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Lexington Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Kentucky. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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