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Journey Information

Milwaukee to Minneapolis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$27.00
Shortest duration6h 30m
Trips per day6
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee to Minneapolis?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $36.94 was the low point for bus fares from Milwaukee to Minneapolis. Buses from Minneapolis to Milwaukee are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $36.94 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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $13.92 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 298 miles (480 kilometers) from Milwaukee, WI to Minneapolis, MN. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 30 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?

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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Milwaukee?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Milwaukee to Minneapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 Milwaukee to Minneapolis?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Of these two services, Jefferson Lines usually offers more choice, with 4 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound27h 1m$39.93
Jefferson Lines49h 1m$45.91

Book Greyhound from Milwaukee to Minneapolis from $27. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Milwaukee to Minneapolis and you can expect on average to pay $40 for a Greyhound ticket to Minneapolis. In Milwaukee, Greyhound departs to Minneapolis from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave, In Minneapolis, Greyhound arrives at Transp Ctr - 950 Hawthorne Ave, An average trip on Greyhound from Milwaukee to Minneapolis takes 7 hours and 1 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Minneapolis in 6 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $42 for a weekend trip to Minneapolis.

Book Jefferson Lines from Milwaukee to Minneapolis from $31. There are 4 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from Milwaukee to Minneapolis and you can expect on average to pay $46 for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Minneapolis. In Milwaukee, Jefferson Lines departs to Minneapolis from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave, In Minneapolis, Jefferson Lines arrives at University of Minnesota (Huron Blvd at 2428 Delaware St SE) and 2 other stations. An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Milwaukee to Minneapolis takes 9 hours and 1 minutes, while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Minneapolis in 6 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $46 for a weekend trip to Minneapolis.

Price trends for buses from Milwaukee to Minneapolis

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AprApr

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Milwaukee, WI to Minneapolis, MN

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Angelieka

February 19, 2021 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: It was convenient. Cons: Leg room. Pros: It was convenient. Cons: Leg room.

4.0

Scarlett

November 26, 2019 - Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Nice seats and cheap. Cons: Please give more time to alert us of a cancellation my trip back to college was cancelled and I would prefer to know 2 days in advance not at 10:30 pm two nights before. Pros: Nice seats and cheap. Cons: Please give more time to alert us of a cancellation my trip back to college was cancelled and I would prefer to know 2 days in advance not at 10:30 pm two nights before.

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