Minneapolis to Fargo Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $42
Fastest Way Train — 5h 7min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 35 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 214 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, Alaska Airlines
$59 · 5h 7min · 56 lb of CO2
+1 more option
$48 · 6h 15min · 35 lb of CO2
Minneapolis to Moorhead
+4 more options
$1,178 · 14h 54min · 1337 lb of CO2

Minneapolis to Fargo Flights

There are 1 airports — MSP — that make sense to fly out of from Minneapolis and 1 airports — FAR — to access Fargo. The best deals are usually found by flying out of MSP.

Alaska Airlines offers flights from MSP to FAR.

The cheapest way by air is via Alaska Airlines and flies from Minneapolis St Paul Intl (MSP) to Hector International Airport (FAR). Alaska Airlines flies from Minneapolis St Paul Intl (MSP) to Hector International Airport (FAR) and is the quickest flight to get you from Minneapolis to Fargo.

$29 · 3h 54min · 45 lb of CO2
Minneapolis to Fargo

Drive from Minneapolis to Fargo

It's 215 miles between Minneapolis to Fargo. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 54min and 4h 5min from Minneapolis to Fargo under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 4h 17min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Fargo 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 $28.

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

The are 7 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Minneapolis to Fargo. The fastest way out of Minneapolis towards Fargo is by bus, as it is the quickest to the Fargo area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $42. Amtrak operates from Minneapolis to Fargo, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Minneapolis to Fargo?

On your trip from Minneapolis to Fargo, it is 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.

Is the train or the bus better from Minneapolis to Fargo ND?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Minneapolis to Fargo. 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 Fargo is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Minneapolis/Fargo buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis MN and Fargo 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 Minneapolis to Fargo? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Fargo 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 Fargo 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.

What's the cheapest way from Minneapolis to Fargo?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Minneapolis to Fargo is by bus. The bus costs $42 roughly and will take 7 hours 38 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Minneapolis to Fargo?

Amtrak costs about $59 between Minneapolis and Fargo. In total, the train will take roughly 5 hours 7 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at MSP St. Paul-Minneapolis Midway Station, which is 9 miles from Minneapolis. Further, once you arrive at FAR Fargo Amtrak or you will still have 1 miles to Fargo.

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

The total distance between Minneapolis and Fargo is 215 miles and will take you about 3 hours 54 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $29.

Where do I catch the train from Minneapolis to Fargo?

You can catch the train from Minneapolis to Fargo in Lowertown Minneapolis at the MSP Union Depot Minneapolis Saint Paul Amtrak station, located adjacent to the Mississippi River.  The address is located at 240 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101.
It's easily accessible by public transportation taxi, walking, or even Lyft or Uber to MSP Amtrak station.  The train station was built in the early 1920's, so the city sort of grew up around it.  This allowed for the station to be centrally located as a transportation hub in Minneapolis.
Additionally, the train ride from Minneapolis to Fargo is absolutely fantastic.  You'll be aboard Amtrak and able to relax and enjoy the rolling hills of the upper midwest United States.  Enjoy the comfort and train ride!

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Minneapolis to Fargo
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International Visitors215-856-7952
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Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Minneapolis to Fargo