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There are 6 ways to get from Raleigh 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 54 min

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

$154 - $416

Cheapest option

Bus  •  35 h 10 min

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

$139 - $254

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Train  •  34 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station 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

Train via Alexandria Amtrak Station  •  39 h 35 min

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

$239 - $666

Train, bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  40 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
  5. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota

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 54 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 train which takes 34 h 4 min and costs $220 - $650.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Raleigh to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 4 h 54 min and costs $150 - $420. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $220 - $650 and takes 34 h 4 min, you could also bus, which costs $130 - $260 and takes 35 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 57 min.

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Minneapolis is 1 h behind Raleigh. It is currently 9:18 AM in Raleigh and 8:18 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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American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 1001.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Raleigh to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Raleigh to Minneapolis via Washington Union Station, Chicago Union Station, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, and Union Depot Station in around 34 h 4 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
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 Raleigh Union Station 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 Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
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 Station 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
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com

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