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Duluth - Minneapolis Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity coaches per day from Duluth to Minneapolis. Traveling by coach from Duluth to Minneapolis usually takes around 3 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Jefferson Lines coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance137 mi (220 km)
Shortest duration2h 30m
Cheapest price£28.19
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceJefferson Lines
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Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Duluth to Minneapolis

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)




10 January 2024- Visiting family

Jefferson Lines

Pros: Very Prompt. Got early to destination. Cons: Nothing I could think of. Tips: Bus leaves on schedule, be early.



10 September 2023- Visiting friends

Jefferson Lines

Pros: I just love the simplicity of Wanderu it simply shows me the applicable Jefferson lines rides available in the easiest interface ever. I simply get on a comfy bus at the set spot at the set time and relax til I’m home. Way better than driving! Cons: Sometimes Jefferson busses stop at stops that no one gets on or off at. On busses of less than like 30 people I would think these stops could be avoided entirely… Tips: It’s all so great that few tips are really needed in my opinion!



28 May 2023- Visiting family

Jefferson Lines

Pros: All in all these busses make taking a whole car between cities sound like a major inconvenience: the bus was just as fast, cheaper, safer, and more comfortable. Plus you can nap or work on something!! Cons: Please make accommodations for bikes. External racks would not be hard to install. Asking people to disassemble and pack in a box is absurd. Tips: Not that I can think of.



18 May 2023- Solo travel

Jefferson Lines

Pros: Ease of travel. Cons: N/A.



5 February 2023- Couples trip

Jefferson Lines

U of M drop off is just by the street, no station. Lots of college kids around, felt safe

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What coach companies travel from Duluth to Minneapolis?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Duluth to Minneapolis. Jefferson Lines connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Jefferson Lines213h 52m£28.19
  • Book Jefferson Lines from Duluth to Minneapolis from £28. There are 21 Jefferson Lines schedules from Duluth to Minneapolis and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Minneapolis. In Duluth, Jefferson Lines departs to Minneapolis from 1120 Kirby Dr and 1 other station. In Minneapolis, Jefferson Lines arrives at Minneapolis and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Duluth to Minneapolis takes 3 hours and 52 minutes , while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Minneapolis in 2 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 17 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Minneapolis.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 137 miles from Duluth to Minneapolis. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Duluth to Minneapolis for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Minneapolis, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all coaches from Duluth to Minneapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 21 scheduled coaches that travel from Duluth to Minneapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 13 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information


Duluth, MN - DLH-0

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Duluth, MN - DLH-1

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Duluth, MN - DLH-2

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Located on the north shore of Lake Superior, Duluth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Midwest region. When you arrive, dive into the Great Lakes Aquarium, the only all freshwater aquarium in the United States. The aquarium currently houses 205 different species of animals, from otters to piranhas. Next, stroll around Canal Park and see if you can spot the adjacent Aerial Lift Bridge rise to allow ships to pass below. The long thin peninsula beyond the bridge is home to the idyllic Minnesota Point, a popular tourist-oriented neighborhood.

Fitting for a tourist city, Duluth also boasts a vibrant food scene that offers a wide range of selections. On a hot summer day, there is nothing better than munching down ice cream from Camp Creemee while enjoying the view of Lake Superior. And if you are in the mood for some barbecues, OMC Smokehouse offers terrific ribs!

Duluth's Transportation Center is a hub for intercity bus travel on Jefferson Lines and Indian Trails. If you're flying in or out of the city, Duluth International Airport is located just 5.9 miles from the city center.


Minneapolis, MN - MSP-0

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Minneapolis, MN - MSP-1

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Situated along the bank of the Mississippi River in Minnesota, Minneapolis is one of the biggest and most exciting cities to visit in the Midwest. It is home to the Chain of Lakes, where you can swim, fish, boat and even bike or walk along the lakeside trails. It’s no wonder Minneapolis is among the top 10 cities in the U.S. for outdoor activities!

Although it's known as the City of Lakes, Minneapolis has a lot more to offer than gorgeous lakes, wetlands, and waterfalls. Shopaholics can spend days getting lost in the Mall of America, which boasts over 500 stores and an indoor theme park. If you're visiting Minneapolis on a romantic vacation, Minneapolis' bustling theater district offers excellent date nights from dozens of theater companies. Or, for a less musical and more brews-ical date option, head to one of 62 top-rated breweries in the #2 best city in America for craft beer.

Minneapolis can be visited in any season, but keep in mind that it becomes a frigid, snowy destination in the winter. January hovers around 0° Fahrenheit, but it's worth bundling up to enjoy the St. Paul Winter Carnival, or hockey and ice skating on any of the 13 lakes in the city. Have we mentioned how great the lakes are?

If you're visiting both of the Twin Cities, you can take public transport from downtown Minneapolis to Saint Paul in about 30 minutes. Public transit also connects downtown to the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. Thanks to bus stations throughout Minneapolis, traveling by bus is the easiest way to arrive directly in the middle of the action and begin your adventure.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Duluth?

Main departure station: 1120 Kirby Dr

Duluth has two coach stations with service to Minneapolis.

All coach stations in Duluth:

  • 1120 Kirby Dr

  • Transportation Center

Where does the coach arrive in Minneapolis?

Transportation Center - 950 Hawthorne Ave - MSPGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Minneapolis

Located in Central Minneapolis at 950 Hawthorne Ave, the Minneapolis Bus Station is a gateway to nearby cities throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. Greyhound and Jefferson Lines buses operate routes from this station to major cities such as Milwaukee or Chicago and beyond. From the Minneapolis Bus Station, it is a short 12-minute walk to Target Field Station where you can connect to light rail service throughout the city. Vending machines offer snacks or drinks within the station, or head one block south to Hennepin Ave for a variety of restaurant options for hungry travelers.

Coach stations in Minneapolis:

  • Minneapolis

  • Minneapolis-St Paul Airport

  • University of Minnesota (Huron Blvd at 2428 Delaware St SE)

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