Minneapolis to Chicago

Cheapest

Carpool

Cheapest $37

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 1h 30min

Most Convenient

Bus

Most Convenient

There are 1 bus company, 3 airlines, 1 train company operating 3 routes - Empire Builder, City Of New Orleans, Cardinal from Minneapolis to Chicago. The cheapest bus costs $38 and is 8h 5min. The cheapest flight costs $40 and is 1h 30min. The cheapest train costs $78 and is 7h 36min.

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

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

There is only one bus company, Greyhound, with routes running from Minneapolis to Chicago. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Minneapolis to Chicago. But, because the flight only takes 1h 30min and costs $40, we recommend the flight. Although, the prices for flights vary drastically more so than buses or trains, so as you get closer to your date of travel, the likelihood of finding a cheap flight gets smaller.

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Bus from Minneapolis to Chicago from $38 with Greyhound

Bus
Minneapolis to Chicago
$38
8h 5min
Minneapolis
8h 5min · Bus
Chicago

Flight from MSP Minneapolis to MDW Chicago from $264

Flight
MSP to MDW
$264
5h 34min
MSP
5h 34min · Flight
MDW

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

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

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

Flight
MSP to ORD
$40
1h 30min
  • Spirit Airlines flight to ORD
    Spirit Airlines
    From $40
  • AirChoiceOne flight to ORD
    AirChoiceOne
    From $146
  • Alaska Airlines flight to ORD
    Alaska Airlines
    From $408

Bus from Saint Paul to Chicago from $38 with Greyhound

Bus
Saint Paul to Chicago
$38
9h 15min
Saint Paul
9h 15min · Bus
Chicago

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

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

Bus from Minneapolis to Burns Harbor from $58

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