There are 6 ways to get from Raleigh to Minneapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Minneapolis (MSP) RDU - MSP

$154 - $416

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Bus  •  32 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
  4. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN

$122 - $306

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Train  •  34 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

$220 - $628

Bus via Atlanta, Ga  •  35 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn

$151 - $401

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  39 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

$239 - $666

Drive  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Minneapolis 1220.6 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $150 - $420 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Minneapolis, MN via Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, OH and Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 38 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Minneapolis is 1002 miles. The road distance is 1220.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 38 min and costs $120 - $310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Raleigh to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $150 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $310 and takes 32 h 38 min, you could also train, which costs $220 - $650 and takes 34 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 52 min.

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Raleigh to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Minneapolis, Mn station.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 1001.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Delta, Frontier Airlines and four other airlines fly from Raleigh to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Minneapolis via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, Chicago, IL, and Chicago in around 32 h 38 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
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
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
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 Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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Minneapolis is 1 h behind Raleigh. It is currently 4:27 AM in Raleigh and 3:27 AM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Minneapolis is 1221 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 50 min to drive from Raleigh to Minneapolis.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 287+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 26 min and costs $2 - $3.

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