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

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

Fly  •  5 h 9 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 Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak

$367 - $1,098

Drive  •  31 h 5 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Minneapolis 2016.4 miles

$190 - $290

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

Sun Country Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and four 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 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 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
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 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 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak 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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 30 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 Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
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
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
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Minneapolis is 2464 km. The road distance is 3226 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 5 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 5 h 9 min and costs $160 - $550.

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.

It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from San Diego to Minneapolis, including transfers.