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Saint Cloud - Minneapolis Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis. Traveling by bus from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis usually takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Jefferson Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance59 mi (95 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$11.00
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceJefferson Lines
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




June 20, 2022- Regular commuter

Jefferson Lines

Pros: Nothing especially. Cons: So far good. Tips: Focus.



December 3, 2021- Visiting family

Jefferson Lines

Pros: the overall travel experience was great the bus driver Mr.Bruce is super friendly and a great guy. He personally greets everyone on the trip. Cons: everything is good. Tips: just barrive 10 mins before the departure time.

How much is a bus ticket from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis?

Bus tickets for a trip from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis cost $16.89 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis, mark your calendar for November. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $23. However, taking the bus from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis during July is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $33. The best way to find deals on a trip in July is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 5 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $4.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis. 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 Lines162h 31m$20.66
  • Book Jefferson Lines from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis from $11. There are 16 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Minneapolis. In Saint Cloud, Jefferson Lines departs to Minneapolis from St Cloud State University and 2 other stations. In Minneapolis, Jefferson Lines arrives at Minneapolis and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis takes 2 hours and 31 minutes , while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Minneapolis in 1 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 18 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Minneapolis.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 59 miles from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 5 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Minneapolis. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Saint Cloud?

Main departure station: St Cloud State University

Buses to Minneapolis leave from 3 stations in Saint Cloud.

All bus stations in Saint Cloud:

  • St Cloud State University

  • 510 1st St S

  • 4325 Clearwater Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Minneapolis?

Transportation Center - 950 Hawthorne Ave - MSPGLI-0

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Main arrival 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)

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