Chicago to Minneapolis

Buses, Flights, Trains, Drive

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$26 | 10h 5min Flight$67 | 1h 24min Bus55 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$26
    10h 5min · 56 lb of CO2
  2. Flight$40
    1h 24min · 128 lb of CO2
  3. Train$78
    7h 57min · 87 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$48
    6h 14min · 71 lb of CO2

Chicago to Minneapolis Buses

bus tickets from Chicago to Minneapolis

$26 · 10h 5min

Bus to Minneapolis

GreyhoundGreyhound Chicago to Minneapolis
Bus Tickets
About $26
Travel Duration
10h 5min

bus tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul

$26 · 14h 34min

Bus to Saint Paul

GreyhoundGreyhound Chicago to Saint Paul
Bus Tickets
About $26
Travel Duration
14h 34min

bus tickets from Chicago to Bloomington

$72 · 9h 53min
Various bus companies
About $72
Travel Duration
9h 53min

bus tickets from Chicago to Maple Grove

$76 · 10h 21min
Various bus companies
About $76
Travel Duration
10h 21min

Chicago to Minneapolis Flights

bus tickets from MDW to MSP

$67 · 1h 24min

Flight to MSP

Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines MDW to MSP
About $67
Travel Duration
1h 24min

bus tickets from ORD to MSP

$40 · 1h 29min

Flight to MSP

Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines ORD to MSP
About $40
Travel Duration
1h 29min

Chicago to Minneapolis Trains

train tickets from Chicago to Saint Paul

$81 · 7h 57min
AmtrakAmtrak CHI train to MSP
Train Tickets
About $81
Travel Duration
7h 57min

train tickets from Glenview to Saint Paul

$78 · 7h 36min
AmtrakAmtrak GLN train to MSP
Train Tickets
About $78
Travel Duration
7h 36min

train tickets from Homewood to Saint Paul

$84 · 8h 27min
AmtrakAmtrak HMW train to MSP
Train Tickets
About $84
Travel Duration
8h 27min

train tickets from Dyer to Saint Paul

$85 · 8h 33min
AmtrakAmtrak DYE train to MSP
Train Tickets
About $85
Travel Duration
8h 33min

Drive from Chicago to Minneapolis

Driving from Chicago to Minneapolis

$48 · 6h 14min

It's 355 miles between Chicago to Minneapolis. On a typical day, it might take between 6h 14min and 6h 33min from Chicago to Minneapolis under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 6h 52min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Minneapolis by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $47.

Our recommendation to Minneapolis

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Chicago to Minneapolis?

For short-haul trips, it's best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Chicago to Minneapolis MN - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Minneapolis is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Chicago/Minneapolis buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Chicago is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Chicago IL and Minneapolis during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Chicago to Minneapolis? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Minneapolis traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Minneapolis is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

How long does it take from Chicago to Minneapolis by car?

The total distance between Chicago and Minneapolis is 355 miles and will take you about 6 hours 14 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $48.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from Chicago to Minneapolis
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from Chicago to Minneapolis
Train company
19015 routes
Southwest Airlines from Chicago to Minneapolis
Southwest Airlines
283 routes
Spirit Airlines from Chicago to Minneapolis
Spirit Airlines
54 routes