All the Places You Can Visit from Minneapolis for Less Than $20

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Cheap bus and train travel from Minneapolis.

There are only two destinations that you can reach for under $20 from Minneapolis. However, the good news is that both of them have $1 bus tickets available, so you can still treat yourself to a fun day trip or weekend getaway.

One of the cities you can snag a cheap bus ticket to from Minneapolis is Milwaukee, a very happening spot with gorgeous art museums, theaters, and unique restaurants. If you want to expand your trip, there also several places where you can go on a day trip from Milwaukee. Just be a little more creative with your travel plans and you can build a very fun itinerary.

With Wanderu, there’s no guilt about breaking the bank when you find the best travel deals to must-see destinations. If you plan early and book ahead, you can score the cheapest bus and train tickets (and you might even find those secret $1 deals!)

For more cities to discover, try our Explore search tool to find travel deals to more destinations from Minneapolis based on your budget.


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Minneapolis to Madison $20.00
Minneapolis to Milwaukee $20.00

What is Cheapest Average Price?

The cheapest average price is the average amount of all of the cheapest bus or train prices available on Wanderu for a certain route over a 30-day period.

Bus and train carriers utilize what is known as dynamic pricing to determine ticket prices. That means that when a specific trip goes on sale (usually within four to six weeks prior to the trip date), tickets for that particular bus or train start at a certain low price and then get more expensive the more tickets are sold for that trip.

The cheapest average price may vary according to availability and carrier changes.

How to score the $1 deals

For certain routes, some bus carriers offer a starting ticket price of $1. That’s usually the price for the first couple of bookings for a bus that was just released for sale. Therefore, the earlier you book your trip, the higher chance you have of scoring a $1 deal.

However, if a bus sells out and the carrier decides to add another bus for the same date and time to meet the high demand, then the pricing cycle is reset, giving you the chance to score a $1 ticket at the last minute.

At Wanderu, we always bring you the best available deals out there and we’ve got even more tips to help you score really cheap bus tickets.

Travel Safely

At Wanderu, we want to make sure you are equipped with all the information you need to plan a safe trip. Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for the latest tips & advisories.

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About the author
Jill Schwartz

Jill Schwartz

Jillian has lived in Massachusetts her whole life, but that doesn’t stop her from traveling to other parts of the world. While her most exciting memories have been in France and Belize, her favorite place to go is anywhere with a beach!