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Fly from Toronto  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Minneapolis (MSP) YYZ - MSP

$206 - $863

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Train via Detroit  •  18h 45m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis

$158 - $280

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Shuttle to Buffalo, fly  •  9h 14m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Minneapolis (MSP) BUF - MSP

$236 - $393

Shuttle, bus, night bus  •  24h 41m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Windsor, ON - Holiday Inn Ambassador Bridge
  2. Take the bus from Ann Arbor to Chicago
  3. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak to St Paul

Train  •  24h 57m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis

$158 - $251

Drive  •  15h 16m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Saint Paul 923 miles

$120 - $180

Toronto to Saint Paul by train and car

The journey time between Toronto and Saint Paul is around 29h 33m and covers a distance of around 925 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 29h 33m. Operated by VIA Rail and Amtrak, the Toronto to Saint Paul service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in St. Paul-Minneapolis. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
29h 33m
Fastest journey time:
29h 33m
Journey distance:
925 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$157
Carbon emissions:
77 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:30
Last service departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Saint Paul train and car schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saint Paul is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saint Paul is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Saint Paul is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Toronto to Saint Paul is to drive, which costs $150 - $230 and takes 15h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Saint Paul is to fly which costs $250 - $1,100 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto station to Saint Paul. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at St. Paul-Minneapolis via Buffalo Depew Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 57m.

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The distance between Toronto and Saint Paul is 687 miles. The road distance is 923 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Saint Paul without a car is to train which takes 24h 57m and costs $190 - $320.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Toronto to Saint Paul, including transfers.

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Toronto to Saint Paul train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Saint Paul is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs $250 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can train via Detroit, which costs $190 - $350 and takes 18h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 11m.

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Saint Paul is 1h behind Toronto. It is currently 9:22 PM in Toronto and 8:22 PM in Saint Paul.

Map of how to get from Toronto to Saint Paul.
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  • Distance: 686.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Saint Paul, MN, USA?

Air Canada, Delta and two other airlines fly from Toronto to Saint Paul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to Saint Paul via Windsor, Detroit, and Chicago Union Station in around 18h 45m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Toronto to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Minneapolis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $40
Business
$75 - $85
Economy
$47 - $50
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
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 Detroit to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
Robert Q Airbus
Phone
(519) 679-2707
Email
courier@robertq.com
Website
robertq.com
Shuttle from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Windsor, ON - Holiday Inn Ambassador Bridge
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
reservation.robertq.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Ann Arbor to Chicago
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak to St Paul
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110

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Toronto to Saint Paul train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Paul-Minneapolis station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Saint Paul is 923 miles. It takes approximately 15h 16m to drive from Toronto to Saint Paul.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Toronto Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $5 - $13.

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