There are 9 ways to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis by plane, train, bus, rideshare, night bus or car

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Fly from Ottawa  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Minneapolis (MSP) YOW - MSP

$155 - $1,106

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Bus  •  29h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
  3. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$108 - $192

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Train to Montreal, fly  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Minneapolis (MSP) YUL - MSP

$219 - $692

Train to Kingston, fly  •  10h 13m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Kingston
  2. Fly from Kingston (YGK) to Minneapolis (MSP) YGK - MSP

$161 - $765

Bus to Syracuse, fly  •  9h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Minneapolis (MSP) SYR - MSP

$190 - $829

Bus, train  •  27h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

$142 - $302

Train  •  31h 3m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Buffalo
  3. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

$226 - $384

Rideshare, night bus  •  29h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the night bus from Toronto, On to Chicago Amtrak, Il
  3. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn

$133 - $178

Drive  •  20h 11m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Minneapolis 1059.7 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis is to bus which costs $140 - $260 and takes 29h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis is to train and fly which costs $290 - $950 and takes 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Minneapolis, MN via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street and Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Minneapolis station. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at U.S. Bank Stadium Station via Toronto, Buffalo Depew Station, Chicago Union Station and Union Depot Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 3m.

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The distance between Ottawa and Minneapolis is 859 miles. The road distance is 1059.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis without a car is to bus and train which takes 27h 24m and costs $180 - $410.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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Ottawa to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Ottawa, ON station.

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Ottawa to Minneapolis train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Ottawa station.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 7h 25m and costs $200 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $260 and takes 29h 42m, you could also train, which costs $300 - $550 and takes 31h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 859.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 25m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ottawa to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Toronto, ON, Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street, Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street, and Chicago in around 29h 42m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Kingston to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Kingston to Minneapolis via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Kingston to Minneapolis via Toronto, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Syracuse to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Syracuse to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Syracuse to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Syracuse to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Flights from Syracuse to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Syracuse to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Syracuse to Minneapolis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$40 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$60 - $90
Train from Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$65 - $95
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$65 - $95
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
12h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Premium
$270 - $380
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Business Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$20 - $28
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Standard Fare
$35 - $39
Refundable
$43 - $47
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$28 - $40
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $50
Standard Fare
$47 - $52
Refundable
$56 - $60
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$60 - $85
Online Fare
$45 - $70
Advanced Purchase
$55 - $80
Standard Fare
$75 - $85
Refundable
$85 - $95
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.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
Night bus from Toronto, On to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$85 - $130
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Minneapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Minneapolis, MN station.

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Minneapolis is 1h behind Ottawa. It is currently 6:02 AM in Ottawa and 5:02 AM in Minneapolis.

Ottawa to Minneapolis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Minneapolis is 1060 miles. It takes approximately 20h 11m to drive from Ottawa to Minneapolis.

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WestJet, United Airlines, Air Canada and Delta offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 335+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19 min and costs $4.

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