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Minneapolis to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration8h 10m
Trips per day15
bus carriers2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Minneapolis to Chicago
4.2
Based on 9 reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
3.7
Value
3.3
Condition
3.7
Lizkebe
2.0
July 7, 2019Solo travel
Cons
the wifi service
Tips
make sure you have data, don't rely on the wifi.
Ali Cia
3.0
July 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I got to my destinations safely
Cons
The way personnel talk to people
Tips
Take a train it’s a better and more comfortable

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Anna
4.0
December 27, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
On time, nice drivers
Cons
Seat comfort
Raven
5.0
November 30, 2019Solo travel
Pros
very fast
Cons
have cheaper tickets
Tips
Bring headphones, charger

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Minneapolis to Chicago cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Minneapolis to Chicago were $23.31.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Minneapolis to Chicago is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $11.75 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Minneapolis to Chicago?

The distance between Minneapolis and Chicago is approximately 354.77 miles, or 570.81 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 9 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Minneapolis to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Minneapolis to Chicago by bus is usually on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Saturday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Minneapolis to Chicago?

On average there are 15 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Minneapolis to Chicago, with an average of 10.443 trips per day and 159.25 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Minneapolis to Chicago. Of the 15 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

2 carriers offer Minneapolis to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Minneapolis to Chicago from $24.00. There are 10.442623 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Minneapolis to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $28.10 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Minneapolis, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Transp Ctr - 950 Hawthorne Ave, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Minneapolis to Chicago takes 9 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 8 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $29.22 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Avg. Time
9h 24m
Avg. Price
$28.10

Megabus

Book Megabus from Minneapolis to Chicago from $1.00. There are 4.516667 trips per day offered by Megabus from Minneapolis to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $28.67 for a Megabus ticket to Chicago. In Minneapolis, Megabus departs to Chicago from Ramp C - 318 3rd Ave N, In Chicago, Megabus arrives at W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St,

An average trip on Megabus from Minneapolis to Chicago takes 9 hours and 6 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Chicago in 8 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 4.5625 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $31.51 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Avg. Time
9h 6m
Avg. Price
$28.67

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from these stations in Minneapolis:
  • Transp Ctr - 950 Hawthorne Ave
  • Ramp C - 318 3rd Ave N
Buses arrive in Chicago at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Minneapolis:
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

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