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City Information

Saint Paul is the capital of Minnesota, and is one of the Twin Cities, along with its neighbor across the Mississippi River, Minneapolis. As the seat of Minnesota's government, Saint Paul offers historic and cultural attractions which represent both the state and the American Midwest as a whole.

For a comprehensive introduction to the region's history, start your trip at the Minnesota History Center, just down the street from the grounds of the State Capitol building. There are museums in Saint Paul for all types of interests, including the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Schubert Club Musical Instrument Museum. For an extra dash of Saint Paul history, take a stroll down Summit Avenue, a stylish street of drool-worthy Victorian houses and mansions, including the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

If you're brave enough to visit Saint Paul during the freezing winters, you'll be rewarded with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, a yearly event where you can explore ice palaces, watch live ice sculpting, and compete in city-wide scavenger hunts. Saint Paul is also one of the country's best cities for craft beer, so save time to taste some local ales or even brew your own beer at Vine Park Brewing Co.

Saint Paul is a hub for travel in the Midwest thanks in part to Amtrak's Empire Builder train service which stops at Saint Paul Union Depot. Bus service from stations throughout town and nearby Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport make it easy to travel to and from this saintly city.

Station Information

Located right on the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood, Union Depot has a remarkable history dating back to 1881. It remains the major transport hub of Saint Paul, as well as the designated station for Amtrak service in the Twin Cities. Besides the long-haul Empire Builder train, the station serves Jefferson Lines and Greyhound intercity buses and connects to local public transit. Within the Union Depot complex, you’ll find a coffee shop, restaurant, bike shop, rental car agency, and can even join a public tour to admire the architecture and learn about the station’s storied past.

Popular bus stations in Saint Paul:

  • Union Depot

  • Minn-St Paul Airport - 4300 Glumack Dr

  • 629 Rice Street

  • 178 Cesar Chavez St

What bus companies travel to Saint Paul, Minnesota?

Located in Minnesota, Saint Paul is accessible by bus from 257 other cities. You can choose from 554 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Saint Paul on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Saint Paul are also available.

Bus companies serving Saint Paul

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Jefferson Lines1209h 5m$80.56
Greyhound1101d 8h 11m$174.42
Tornado Bus311d 3h 4m$220.78
El Expreso Bus1217h 28m$172.43
FlixBus US75h 13m$28.31
Amtrak Thruway55h 25m$44.86
  • Greyhound


    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Saint Paul?

$4.99 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Saint Paul, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Saint Paul. In the last month, buses from Hudson to Saint Paul had the lowest average price at $4.99.

Where is the bus station in Saint Paul, MN?

The busiest bus station in Saint Paul is Union Depot. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Saint Paul are:

  • Union Depot
  • Minn-St Paul Airport - 4300 Glumack Dr
  • 629 Rice Street

Which bus service has the best service to Saint Paul?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Saint Paul by bus with Megabus giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Greyhound had the most comfortable bus service to Saint Paul taking into account the seats and amenities that Greyhound offers. They rate Greyhound a 4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Saint Paul punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak Thruway has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Saint Paul, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Is Saint Paul a popular bus travel destination?

Saint Paul ranks number 30 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 525 in United States. Saint Paul has the second most number of destinations in Minnesota that are connected to Saint Paul by bus service. Each day 78 direct bus schedules arrive in the Saint Paul.

What is the population of Saint Paul?

The population of Saint Paul is 285068. Saint Paul ranks number 6 in terms of population in Minnesota and number 180 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Saint Paul cost?

Bus tickets to Saint Paul range from $5 for a short trip to Saint Paul, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Saint Paul starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Saint Paul can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $5 .

What type of traveler does Saint Paul attract?

People who take the bus to Saint Paul are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Saint Paul easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Saint Paul?

The closest bus station to the city center of Saint Paul is Union Depot, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Union Depot as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Saint Paul. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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