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There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Minneapolis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Minneapolis (MSP) SAN - MSP

$164 - $506

3 alternative options

Bus  •  46h 20m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Minneapolis, MN 802 / ...

$237 - $528

Train  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

$367 - $1,099

Drive  •  31h 5m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Minneapolis 2016.4 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Minneapolis, MN via San Bernardino, Ca and Kansas City, MO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 20m.

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The distance between San Diego and Minneapolis is 1540 miles. The road distance is 2016.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 46h 20m and costs $230 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from San Diego to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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San Diego to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 5h 5m and costs $160 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $550 and takes 46h 20m, you could also train, which costs $360 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 7h.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 30m.

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San Diego to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Minneapolis, MN station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 1539.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Sun Country Airlines, Delta and five other airlines fly from San Diego to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Minneapolis via San Bernardino, Ca, Kansas City, Mo, and Kansas City, MO in around 46h 20m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
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
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 San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
32h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $240
Flexible
$280 - $370
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Minneapolis is 2h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 5:05 AM in San Diego and 7:05 AM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Minneapolis is 2016 miles. It takes approximately 31h 5m to drive from San Diego to Minneapolis.

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Sun Country Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 296+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9m and costs $2 - $3.

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