There are 8 ways to get from Rockford to Minneapolis by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park
  2. Take the bus from Madison - Langdon & N Park to Minneapolis, MN Chicago

Cheapest option

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago - OHare Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Minneapolis (MSP) ORD - MSP

$114 - $178

6 alternative options

Bus via Minneapolis, MN  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park
  2. Take the bus from Madison to Minneapolis, MN 966

Bus, train  •  10h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R
  2. Take the bus from Madison to Columbus 106
  3. Take the train from Columbus Amtrak Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

Drive  •  5h 35m

  1. Drive from Rockford to Minneapolis 337.9 miles

$30 - $50

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford Amtrak Station to Chicago Midway Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Minneapolis (MSP) MDW - MSP

Bus to Madison, fly  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park
  2. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Minneapolis (MSP) MSN - MSP

Bus, bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago - OHare Airport
  2. Take the bus from O'Hare Term 1,2,3 to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  3. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Minneapolis (MSP) MKE - MSP

$289 - $483

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The cheapest way to get from Rockford to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Rockford to Minneapolis is to bus and fly which costs $110 - $180 and takes 5h 21m.

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The distance between Rockford and Minneapolis is 282 miles. The road distance is 337.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Rockford to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 8h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h to get from Rockford to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 22m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockford to Minneapolis is 338 miles. It takes approximately 5h 35m to drive from Rockford to Minneapolis.

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Sun Country Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 221+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rockford to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 281.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h

What companies run services between Rockford, IL, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

You can take a bus from Rockford to Minneapolis via Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal and Madison - Langdon & N Park in around 8h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Madison to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $370
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $95
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 Columbus Amtrak Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago - OHare Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Rockford Amtrak Station to Chicago Midway Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Madison - Langdon & N Park to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison to Columbus
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
golamers.com
Wisconsin Coach Lines
Phone
+1 262-671-2538
Email
wisconsincoach@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from O'Hare Term 1,2,3 to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $35
Schedules at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Commuter and Intercity
$5 - $6

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