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There are 5 ways to get from New Orleans to Minneapolis by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Minneapolis (MSP) MSY - MSP

$113 - $620

4 alternative options

Train  •  29 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder

$192 - $539

Train, bus  •  31 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN 966 / ...

$218 - $495

Bus  •  34 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$147 - $261

Drive  •  20 h 44 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Minneapolis 1228.3 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $110 - $650 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Minneapolis is 1059 miles. The road distance is 1228.3 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Minneapolis without a car is to train which takes 29 h 3 min and costs $190 - $550.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from New Orleans to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $110 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $550 and takes 29 h 3 min, you could also bus, which costs $140 - $270 and takes 34 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 44 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Minneapolis is 1228 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 44 min to drive from New Orleans to Minneapolis.

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Sun Country Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 296+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 1058.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Sun Country Airlines, Spirit Airlines and four other airlines fly from New Orleans to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Chicago Union Station, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, and Union Depot Station in around 29 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 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
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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 New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chicago
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38 min and costs $1 - $17.

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