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Journey Information

Chicago to Minneapolis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€8.88
Shortest Duration8h 25m
Trips per day11
Bus lines2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Minneapolis
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
7 March 2020Solo travel

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
21 December 2019Visiting friends
Nice driver
Space in seats (legroom), I could hardly fit if the one in front of me tilted their seat back

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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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, €24.16 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Minneapolis. Buses from Minneapolis to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €24.16 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €22.05 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 11 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 571 kilometers (355 miles) from Chicago to Minneapolis. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 25 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 06:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. 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 11 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Minneapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Chicago to Minneapolis. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 10 bus trips per day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound1011h 49m€33.62
Megabus48h 41m€20.44

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Buses to Minneapolis leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Minneapolis?

Buses arrive in Minneapolis at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

  • Transp Ctr - 950 Hawthorne Ave
  • U Minn - 2428 Delaware St
  • Ramp C - 318 3rd Ave N

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