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

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Fly  •  5 h 5 min

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

$164 - $506

3 alternative options

Bus  •  45 h 56 min

  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 7 h

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

$367 - $1,098

Drive  •  31 h 5 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Minneapolis 2016.4 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 45 h 56 min.

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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 45 h 56 min and costs $230 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min 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 5 h 5 min and costs $160 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $550 and takes 45 h 56 min, you could also train, which costs $360 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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

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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: 5 h 5 min

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 45 h 56 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
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 Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
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 Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice 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
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
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
32 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
9 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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