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Journey Information

Chicago to Minneapolis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$56.68
Fastest time8h 35m
Trips per day12
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Megabus go to Minnesota?

Megabus has bus stops in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. There are 3 Megabus trips from Chicago to Minneapolis per day, with an average cost of $30 per ticket.

How far is Minneapolis from the Wisconsin border?

Minneapolis is just a 26 mile (41.8 kilometer) drive eastward from the Wisconsin border.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Minneapolis?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Minneapolis is by bus. Bus tickets start at just $10, while train tickets average closer to $100 (and include at least one transfer).

Is it safe to travel by bus from Chicago to Minneapolis right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Minneapolis?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $63.27 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Minneapolis. Buses from Minneapolis to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $63.27 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 21 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $20.59 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 13 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 355 miles (571 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Minneapolis, MN. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 35 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Minneapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Minneapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Minneapolis?

There is one bus company that operates from Chicago to Minneapolis. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound1213h 28m$74.04

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Chicago, Illinois has two bus stations with service to Minneapolis, Minnesota:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Minneapolis?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

  • Transp Ctr - 950 Hawthorne Ave
  • U Minn - 2428 Delaware St

Price trends for buses from Chicago to Minneapolis

Average prices by travel date

$79$53$26SepOct

Monthly average prices

$66$53$40$26$13ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$99$79$59$40$203020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Chicago, IL to Minneapolis, MN
5.0
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Imtiaz
5.0
March 7, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Wonderful
Cons
Nice
Tips
Yes

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
4.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Anna
5.0
December 21, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Nice driver
Cons
Space in seats (legroom), I could hardly fit if the one in front of me tilted their seat back
Tips
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