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Trip Minneapolis Chicago

Plan your trip by train, bus, plane from Minneapolis to Chicago

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How to get from Minneapolis to Chicago?

We are suggesting 9 routes by train, bus, plane to plan your trip Minneapolis Chicago. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Minneapolis Chicago

For your trip from Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States) to Chicago (Illinois, United States) with a distance of 355 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Minneapolis > Chicago will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Minneapolis and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Minneapolis Saint Paul International MSP airport, 7.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Chicago (Midway International airport, IATA code: MDW) operated by Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines or United Airlines.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Minneapolis-Chicago that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of MegaBus - US in Minneapolis. The bus will drop you off at Union Station bus station (2 mi from Chicago, United States). Please make sure to show up on time at South 3rd Street and Chicago Avenue bus station (0.3 mi from Minneapolis) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Chicago.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Minneapolis to Chicago without changing trains. You can take the train Milwaukee-Chicago and travel by bus to get to your final destination.
Trains Hiawatha Service or Empire Builder of Amtrak to Chicago leave from Milwaukee Intermodal railway station in Milwaukee. Arrival in Chicago will take place at Chicago station (2.2 mi from the city centre).

Which carriers to travel between Minneapolis and Chicago?

Airlines
Delta Air Lines carries out a flight from Minneapolis Saint Paul International MSP airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Minneapolis to Chicago (arrival at Midway International MDW airport)
Southwest Airlines flies on the route from Minneapolis Saint Paul International MSP airport (located 7.5 mi from Minneapolis, United States) to Chicago (serving Midway International MDW airport)
Sun Country Airlines schedules the flight from Minneapolis Saint Paul International MSP airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Minneapolis to Chicago (arrival at Midway International MDW airport)
American Airlines ensures the flight route from Minneapolis Saint Paul International MSP airport (located 7.5 mi from Minneapolis, United States) to Chicago (serving O'Hare International ORD airport)
Frontier Airlines carries out a flight from Minneapolis Saint Paul International MSP airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Minneapolis to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
AirTran Airways flies on the route from Minneapolis Saint Paul International MSP airport (located 7.5 mi from Minneapolis, United States) to Milwaukee (serving General Mitchell MKE airport)
United Airlines schedules the flight from Minneapolis Saint Paul International MSP airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Minneapolis to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
Railway companies
Amtrak provides a rail connection Milwaukee-Chicago with the train Empire Builder from Milwaukee Intermodal railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Chicago at arrival (2.2 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus - US operates the intercity service from the bus station of South 3rd Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis and to the one of Union Station (Illinois United States)

Stop cities from Minneapolis or cities to visit near Chicago

When travelling from Chicago to Minneapolis by plane, bus, train, you might have to change at Milwaukee located at 84 mi from Chicago, Madison 124 mi away from Chicago (United States). If you have some time on your way to Chicago or back to Minneapolis, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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