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There are 7 ways to get from Saint Paul to Grand Portage by train, bus, car, ferry, night bus or plane

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Train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis to Milwaukee
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee to Houghton Amtrak Bus Stop
  3. Drive from Houghton Amtrak Bus Stop to Copper Harbor, MI
  4. Take the ferry from Copper Harbor, MI to Rock Harbor
  5. Take the ferry from Rock Harbor to Grand Portage

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Fly to Hibbing/Chisholm, drive

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Hibbing/Chisholm (HIB)
  2. Drive from Hibbing/Chisholm to Grand Portage

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Milwaukee
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee to Houghton Amtrak Bus Stop
  3. Drive from Houghton Amtrak Bus Stop to Copper Harbor, MI
  4. Take the ferry from Copper Harbor, MI to Rock Harbor
  5. Take the ferry from Rock Harbor to Grand Portage

Bus, night bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from St. Paul-Minneapolis to Green Bay Amtrak Station
  2. Take the night bus from Green Bay, WI to Escanaba, MI
  3. Take the night bus from Escanaba, MI to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  4. Take the night bus from Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay
  5. Drive from Thunder Bay to Grand Portage

Drive

  1. Drive from Saint Paul to Grand Portage

Fly to Duluth, drive

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Duluth (DLH)
  2. Drive from Duluth to Grand Portage

Fly to International Falls, bus, drive

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to International Falls (INL)
  2. Take the bus from Fort Frances to Kakabeka Falls
  3. Drive from Kakabeka Falls to Grand Portage
Saint Paul → Grand Portage
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grand Portage is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Saint Paul to Grand Portage is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Paul to Grand Portage is to fly and drive which costs $210 - $2,200 and takes 5h 36m.

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It is 266 miles from Saint Paul to Grand Portage. It is approximately 297 miles to drive.

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It takes approximately 31h 43m to get from Saint Paul to Grand Portage, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Duluth Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Paul to Grand Portage is 297 miles. It takes approximately 5h 43m to drive from Saint Paul to Grand Portage.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Duluth Airport.

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The best way to get from Saint Paul to Minneapolis Airport is to line 54 bus which takes 22 min and costs $2 - $3.

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Map of how to get from Saint Paul to Grand Portage.
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  • Distance: 265.8 miles
  • Duration: 31h 43m

What companies run services between Saint Paul, MN, USA and Grand Portage, MN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Saint Paul to Grand Portage. However, you can take the train to Milwaukee, take the walk to Milwaukee, take the Amtrak Thruway to Houghton Amtrak Bus Stop, take the drive to Copper Harbor, MI, take the ferry to Rock Harbor, take the ferry to Grand Portage, then take the drive to Grand Portage. Alternatively, you can take the line 54 bus to MSP Terminal 1 Transit Station, take the walk to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN, take the bus to Milwaukee, take the Amtrak Thruway to Houghton Amtrak Bus Stop, take the drive to Copper Harbor, MI, take the ferry to Rock Harbor, take the ferry to Grand Portage, then take the drive to Grand Portage.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Duluth
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Minneapolis to Hibbing/Chisholm
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Minneapolis to International Falls
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $120
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Houghton Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak
Bus from St. Paul-Minneapolis to Green Bay Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak
Jefferson Lines
Phone
+1-858-800-8898
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Night bus from Green Bay, WI to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
Indian Trails
Children 2-16
$10 - $14
College students
$13 - $19
Senior Citizens 62+
$15 - $21
Night bus from Escanaba, MI to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Website
Indian Trails
Children 2-16
$14 - $20
College students
$18 - $26
Senior Citizens 62+
$19 - $28
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800 363 7512
Email
info@ontarionorthland.ca
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Night bus from Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $160
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Ontario Northland
Senior
$85 - $130
Adult
$100 - $160
Bus from Fort Frances to Kakabeka Falls
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Book at
Ontario Northland
Senior
$40 - $60
Adult
$45 - $70
Ferry operators
The Isle Royale Line
Phone
906-289-4437
Email
info@isleroyale.com
Website
isleroyale.com
Ferry from Copper Harbor, MI to Rock Harbor
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
isleroyale.com
Book at
isleroyale.com
Children 15 and under
$55 - $58
Adult
$65 - $75
Grand Portage Isle Royale
Phone
+1 218.600.0765
Email
reservations@isleroyaleboats.com
Website
isleroyaleboats.com
Ferry from Rock Harbor to Grand Portage
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
isleroyaleboats.com

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