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

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 36 min

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

$114 - $620

4 alternative options

Train  •  29 h 1 min

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

$192 - $538

Train, bus  •  29 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$152 - $413

Bus  •  33 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Kansas City, Mo
  4. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Minneapolis, MN 802 / ...

$201 - $431

Drive  •  20 h 44 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Minneapolis 1228.3 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

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 36 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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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from New Orleans to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Minneapolis, MN via Houston, Tx, Dallas, Tx and Kansas City, MO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 39 min.

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

Sun Country Airlines, Delta 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 Amtrak, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak, and Union Depot Station in around 29 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once 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 Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
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
Greyhound USA
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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 Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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