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

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

Drive to Madison, fly  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Rockford to Madison
  2. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Minneapolis (MSP) MSN - MSP

$119 - $364

Cheapest option

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  4 h 31 min

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

$97 - $262

6 alternative options

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Minneapolis (MSP) MDW - MSP

Bus, bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  6 h 19 min

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

$187 - $427

Bus Megabus  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Minneapolis, MN

$106 - $139

Bus, train  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Amtrak 8960
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il to Minneapolis, Mn 4712 / ...

$97 - $172

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Rockford to Minneapolis 337.9 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Rockford to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rockford to Minneapolis is to drive and fly which costs $110 - $370 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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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 11 h 39 min and costs $100 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Rockford to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Madison Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockford to Minneapolis is 338 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to drive from Rockford to Minneapolis.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Madison Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 293+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $84 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: 3 h 2 min

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, Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak, and Milwaukee, WI in around 11 h 39 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis via Mason City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
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 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
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.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 Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.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.

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 Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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