Travel from San Antonio to Minneapolis

1d 10h 49min
193 lb of CO2
7h 32min
678 lb of CO2

San Antonio to Minneapolis Flights

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

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Minneapolis from San Antonio, a flight is the quickest method.
1d 8h 8min
351 lb of CO2
18h 51min
214 lb of CO2

Drive from San Antonio to Minneapolis

It's 1112 miles between San Antonio to Minneapolis. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 51min and 19h 47min from San Antonio to Minneapolis under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 44min 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 $150.

What is the best way to travel from San Antonio to Minneapolis?

Because Minneapolis is so far away from San Antonio, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to Minneapolis do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from San Antonio to Minneapolis?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, flight, train or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

San Antonio to Minneapolis MN - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from San Antonio 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 San Antonio/Minneapolis buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from San Antonio 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 San Antonio TX 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 San Antonio 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.

What's the cheapest way from San Antonio to Minneapolis?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from San Antonio to Minneapolis is by bus. The bus costs $127 roughly and will take 1 day 10 hours 49 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from San Antonio to Minneapolis?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between San Antonio area and Minneapolis, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 8 hours 8 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SAS San Antonio Amtrak, which is about 1 miles from San Antonio. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from San Antonio to Minneapolis by car?

The total distance between San Antonio and Minneapolis is 1112 miles and will take you about 18 hours 51 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

San Antonio to Minneapolis Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $127
Fastest Way Flight — 7h 32min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 164 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 1,111 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak

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