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There are 1 bus company operating 4 routes, 3 airlines operating 4 routes, 1 train company operating 3 routes - Empire Builder, City Of New Orleans, Cardinal. 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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Bus
Minneapolis to Chicago
$38
8h 5min
Flight
MSP to MDW
$264
5h 34min
Train
MSP to CHI
$81
7h 57min
Flight
MSP to ORD
$40
1h 30min
Bus
Saint Paul to Chicago
$38
9h 15min
Train
MSP to GLN
$78
7h 36min
Bus
Minneapolis to Burns Harbor
$58
12h 48min
Train
MSP to HMW
$84
8h 27min
Flight
STC to ORD
$272
5h 41min
Flight
MSP to SBN
$274
5h 44min
Bus
Saint Paul to Burns Harbor
$58
12h 32min
Train
MSP to DYE
$85
8h 33min
Drive
Minneapolis to Chicago
$37
8h 52min

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 and 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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Minneapolis airports, bus, and train stations

MSP St. Paul-Minneapolis Midway Station
9 miles from Minneapolis
MSP Minneapolis St Paul Intl
airport · 7.1 miles from Minneapolis

Chicago airports, bus, and train stations

CHI Chicago Union Station
2.1 miles from Chicago
ORD Chicago Ohare Intl
airport · 15.8 miles from Chicago
GLN Glenview Amtrak
17.5 miles from Chicago
HMW Homewood Amtrak
19.9 miles from Chicago
DYE Dyer Amtrak
24.1 miles from Chicago