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Minneapolis - Fargo Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Minneapolis to Fargo. Traveling by bus from Minneapolis to Fargo usually takes around 7 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Jefferson Lines bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance214 mi (345 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price€34.18
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceJefferson Lines
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How much is a bus ticket from Minneapolis to Fargo?

€84.32 is the average price of a bus ticket from Minneapolis to Fargo. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €48 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Minneapolis to Fargo in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €104 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 12 days in advance to save €11.21 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Minneapolis to Fargo?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Minneapolis to Fargo. 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 Lines97h 31m€97.26
  • Book Jefferson Lines from Minneapolis to Fargo from €34. There are 9 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from Minneapolis to Fargo and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Fargo. In Minneapolis, Jefferson Lines departs to Fargo from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport and 2 other stations. In Fargo, Jefferson Lines arrives at Fargo and one other station.

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Minneapolis to Fargo takes 7 hours and 31 minutes , while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Fargo in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Fargo.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 345 kilometers from Minneapolis to Fargo. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

"Because many passengers travel from Minneapolis to Fargo at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

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 Fargo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Minneapolis to Fargo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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


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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.


Fargo conjures up thoughts of the Old West, a movie, and one part of a famous stage coach line in the 1800s. However, this isn't the 1800s, and Fargo is more than a collection of outdated old stereotypes. It's now a thriving city with plenty of hotel, dining, and entertainment options. It's also home to North Dakota State University, a national powerhouse in the Football Championship Subdivision, and a vibrant artistic scene.

On your trip to Fargo, North Dakota's largest city, visit the Plains Art Museum, the Fargo Air Museum, and Bonanzaville USA to learn about local history. The Red River Zoo will be a hit with kids.

A visit to the Drekker Brewery is a must for beer lovers. Everything is still done by hand with meticulous attention to the ingredients and the quality of its beers. But, of course, the best way to get into the Drekker vibe is to go to their taproom and try a few samples!

Jefferson Lines provides bus service to Fargo, with routes from Minneapolis, Denton, and even Los Angeles. You can also hop on a train to Fargo from Chicago, New Haven, and Petersburg.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Minneapolis?

Main departure station: Minneapolis-St Paul Airport

Buses to Fargo leave from 3 stations in Minneapolis.

All bus stations in Minneapolis:

  • Minneapolis-St Paul Airport

  • Minneapolis

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

Where does the bus arrive in Fargo?

Main arrival station: Fargo

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

Bus stations in Fargo:

  • Fargo

  • North Dakota State University

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