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Omaha - Minneapolis Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Omaha to Minneapolis. Traveling by bus from Omaha to Minneapolis usually takes around 14 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Jefferson Lines bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance292 mi (470 km)
Shortest duration11h 10m
Cheapest price$93.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceJefferson Lines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Omaha to Minneapolis

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Elizabeth

June 27, 2019

Jefferson Lines

I enjoyed my trip I felt safe and it was nice and quiet and people were friendly

Price trends for buses from Omaha to Minneapolis

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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What bus companies travel from Omaha to Minneapolis?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Omaha to Minneapolis that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Jefferson Lines usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Jefferson Lines313h 45m$93.00
Tornado Bus11d 20h 25m$193.33
  • Book Jefferson Lines from Omaha to Minneapolis from $93. There are 3 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from Omaha to Minneapolis and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Minneapolis. In Omaha, Jefferson Lines departs to Minneapolis from Burlington Trailways Terminal . In Minneapolis, Jefferson Lines arrives at Minneapolis and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Omaha to Minneapolis takes 13 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Minneapolis in 11 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Minneapolis.

  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 14 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 292 miles from Omaha to Minneapolis. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 10 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Minneapolis at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00am. To see the times for all buses from Omaha to Minneapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Omaha to Minneapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

Omaha

Once known as the “Gateway to the West,” Omaha effortlessly blends its rich historical heritage with modern growth. To catch an air of the city’s old-town vibe, head towards the Old Market quarter. Featuring brick-paved streets along with horse-drawn carriages, the area is an idyllic time capsule that offers a glimpse into the past. Also situated within the quarter are the Joslyn Art Museum and the Omaha Children’s Museum. Animal lovers might want to check out Omaha’s Doorly Zoo or the Aquarium, which features cute Rockhopper penguins as well as a 70-foot shark tunnel.

Steakhouses dominate the city’s restaurant scene, but there has been a recent boom of modern eateries. If you wish to enjoy these modern foods, Kitchen Table will offer everything you need.

The busiest bus station in the city is the Burlington Trailways Terminal downtown. For trains, the main Amtrak station is located on S 9th St, not too far from the bus station. Omaha is served by Amtrak’s California Zephyr line. The city’s principal airport is the Eppley Airfield, located 3 miles northeast of downtown.

Minneapolis

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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 Omaha?

Main departure station: Burlington Trailways Terminal

The Burlington Trailways Station on Jackson St, located in east Omaha, provides bus services for several bus carriers: Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Express Arrow, and Burlington Trailways. The station features an indoor waiting area, as well as vending machines and restrooms. The Burlington Trailways station is only a short walk from several cafes and restaurants if you feel like grabbing something more substantial to get you through your bus journey.

All bus stations in Omaha:

  • Burlington Trailways Terminal

  • Tobin Used Musical Instrument Store

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

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

  • Minneapolis-St Paul Airport

  • Tienda La Mexicana (MN)

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