Chicago to Minneapolis

Cheapest

Bus

Cheapest $25

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 1h 24min

Most Convenient

Flight

Most Convenient

There are 1 bus company, 1 train company operating 3 routes - Empire Builder, City Of New Orleans, Cardinal, 2 airlines from Chicago to Minneapolis. The cheapest bus costs $25 and is 10h 5min. The cheapest train costs $78 and is 7h 36min. The cheapest flight costs $40 and is 1h 29min.

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What is the best way to travel from Chicago to Minneapolis?

There are 4 ways to travel from Chicago to Minneapolis. 4 buses, 4 trains, 4 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The bus operated by Greyhound running from Chicago to Minneapolis is the cheapest. The flight operated by Southwest Airlines running from MDW to MSP is the fastest. The flight operated by Southwest Airlines running from MDW to MSP is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between Chicago and Minneapolis?

There is only one bus company, Greyhound, with routes running from Chicago to Minneapolis. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Chicago to Minneapolis. Because the bus is cheapest, we recommend taking the bus.

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Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis from $26 with Greyhound

Bus
Chicago to Minneapolis
$26
10h 5min
Chicago
10h 5min · Bus
Minneapolis

Train from CHI Chicago to MSP Saint Paul from $81 with Amtrak

Train
CHI to MSP
$81
7h 57min
CHI
7h 57min · Train Empire Builder
MSP

Flight from MDW Chicago to MSP Minneapolis from $67 with Southwest Airlines

Flight
MDW to MSP
$67
1h 24min
MDW
1h 24min · Flight
MSP

Bus from Chicago to Saint Paul from $26 with Greyhound

Bus
Chicago to Saint Paul
$26
14h 34min
Chicago
14h 34min · Bus
Saint Paul

Flight from ORD Chicago to MSP Minneapolis from $40 with Spirit Airlines

Flight
ORD to MSP
$40
1h 29min
ORD
1h 29min · Flight
MSP

Train from GLN Glenview to MSP Saint Paul from $78 with Amtrak

Train
GLN to MSP
$78
7h 36min
GLN
7h 36min · Train Empire Builder
MSP

Flight from ORD Chicago to STC Saint Cloud from $272

Flight
ORD to STC
$272
5h 41min
ORD
5h 41min · Flight
STC
Train
HMW to MSP
$84
8h 27min
HMW
30min · Train City Of New Orleans
CHI
7h 57min · Train Empire Builder
MSP
Bus
Burns Harbor to Minneapolis
$58
12h 48min
Burns Harbor
12h 48min · Bus
Minneapolis
Train
DYE to MSP
$85
8h 33min
DYE
35min · Train Cardinal
CHI
7h 57min · Train Empire Builder
MSP
Bus
Burns Harbor to Saint Paul
$58
12h 32min
Burns Harbor
12h 32min · Bus
Saint Paul
Flight
SBN to MSP
$274
5h 44min
SBN
5h 44min · Flight
MSP
Drive
Chicago to Minneapolis
$37
8h 52min
Chicago
8h 52min · Drive
Minneapolis