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Minneapolis - Duluth Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 19 intercity buses per day from Minneapolis to Duluth. Traveling by bus from Minneapolis to Duluth usually takes around 3 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Jefferson Lines bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance137 mi (220 km)
Shortest duration2h 25m
Cheapest price€33.25
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceJefferson Lines
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Minneapolis to Duluth

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




7 November 2022- Solo travel

Jefferson Lines

Pros: Went smoothly, on time, comfortable, bathroom on bus. Cons: Happy.



26 February 2021- Business

Jefferson Lines

Pros: Awesome. Cons: O. Tips: O.

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What bus companies travel from Minneapolis to Duluth?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Jefferson Lines194h 0m€33.25
  • Book Jefferson Lines from Minneapolis to Duluth from €33. There are 19 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from Minneapolis to Duluth and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Duluth. In Minneapolis, Jefferson Lines departs to Duluth from Minneapolis and 2 other stations. In Duluth, Jefferson Lines arrives at 1120 Kirby Dr and one other station.

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 4 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Duluth in 2 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 16 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Duluth.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 220 kilometers from Minneapolis to Duluth. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 25 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Duluth, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first bus leaves at 04:00 and the last bus leaves at 11:00. To see the times for all buses from Minneapolis to Duluth, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 19 scheduled buses that travel from Minneapolis to Duluth every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information


Minneapolis, MN - MSP-0

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Minneapolis, MN - MSP-1

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Minneapolis, MN - MSP-2

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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.


Duluth, MN - DLH-0

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Duluth, MN - DLH-1

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Minneapolis?

Transportation Center - 950 Hawthorne Ave - MSPGLI-0

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Minneapolis:

  • Minneapolis

  • Minneapolis-St Paul Airport

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

Where does the bus arrive in Duluth?

Main arrival station: 1120 Kirby Dr

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Duluth.

Bus stations in Duluth:

  • 1120 Kirby Dr

  • Transportation Center

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