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Journey Information

Chicago to Minneapolis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$48.00
Shortest duration8h 35m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

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 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Minneapolis?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $50.75 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Minneapolis. Buses from Minneapolis to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $50.75 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 $15.32 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 10 hours to cover the 355 miles (571 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Minneapolis, MN. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 35 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 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. 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 3 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Minneapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 is one bus company that operates from Chicago to Minneapolis. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound310h 1m$54.58

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Minneapolis from $48. There are 3 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Chicago to Minneapolis and you can expect on average to pay $55 for a Greyhound ticket to Minneapolis. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Minneapolis from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, In Minneapolis, Greyhound arrives at Transp Ctr - 950 Hawthorne Ave, An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Minneapolis takes 10 hours and 1 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Minneapolis in 8 hours and 35 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $56 for a weekend trip to Minneapolis.

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Chicago, IL to Minneapolis, MN

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




March 7, 2020 - Solo travel


Pros: Wonderful. Cons: Nice. Tips: Yes. Pros: Wonderful. Cons: Nice. Tips: Yes.



December 21, 2019 - Visiting friends


Pros: Nice driver. Cons: Space in seats (legroom), I could hardly fit if the one in front of me tilted their seat back. Tips: --. Pros: Nice driver. Cons: Space in seats (legroom), I could hardly fit if the one in front of me tilted their seat back. Tips: --.

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