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

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Fly  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Minneapolis (MSP) SEA - MSP

$135 - $347

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Bus  •  36 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 948
  3. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Minneapolis, MN 702 / ...

$271 - $443

Train  •  37 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder

$227 - $664

Drive  •  25 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Minneapolis 1668.3 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Minneapolis, MN via Missoula, MT and Billings, MT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 36 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Minneapolis is 1399 miles. The road distance is 1668.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Seattle to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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Seattle to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 5 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 36 h 36 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 37 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 7 min.

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

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Minneapolis is 2 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 12:27 PM in Seattle and 2:27 PM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Minneapolis is 1668 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 47 min to drive from Seattle to Minneapolis.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 1399.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Delta, Sun Country Airlines and five other airlines fly from Seattle to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Minneapolis via Missoula, Mt, Missoula, MT, and Billings, MT in around 36 h 36 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Minneapolis via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Minneapolis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Seattle to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Minneapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
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 Seattle King Street Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
37 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$390 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
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 Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Sun Country Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs .

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