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Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN by bus

The journey from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN by bus is 347.22 mi and takes 8 hr 37 min. There are 21 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:35 AM and the last at 11:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN by bus for as little as $55.81 or as much as $109.59. The best price for this journey is $55.81.

Lowest Price$55.81
Journey Duration8 hr 37 min
Connection per Day21
Lowest Price$55.81
Highest Price$109.59
First Departure12:35 AM
Last Departure11:05 PM
Distance347.22 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalSaint Paul, MN
CarriersAmtrak, Greyhound Lines, Inc.More

Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN Bus Times

Departure date
Saturday, Jul 13, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN?

Prices will vary when you travel from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN. On average, though, you'll pay about $80.38 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $55.81, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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The prices for bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $80.38. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long does it take to get from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN by bus?

The journey between Chicago, IL and Saint Paul, MN by bus is approximately 347.22 mi. It will take you more or less 8 hr 37 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Chicago, IL and Saint Paul, MN by bus usually takes 8 hr 37 min to cover a distance of 347.22 mi. The shortest journey from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN will take you 7 hr 45 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Saint Paul, MN quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many daily journeys are there from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN?

You will be able to travel from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 21 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 14 direct connections from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 7 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Saint Paul, MN by bus

When travelling to Saint Paul, MN by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a U.S. government-owned entity that delivers intercity passenger train services across the country. Operating over 300 trains daily, Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Its services include a variety of routes, from short-distance commuter lines to extended journeys featuring sleeper car accommodations.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Ticket types and facilities from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Amtrak when traveling from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN.

Coach

Coach Class passengers enjoy reclining seats with plenty of legroom and fold-down tray tables, along with outlets for electronic devices. They also have access to the Cafe car for food and beverages, along with carry-on baggage service and, on some routes, checked baggage service.
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First Class

On Acela trains, First Class passengers enjoy all the benefits of Business Class with further enhancements. The seats are adjustable leather with extra space for comfort. There is also a complimentary meal service delivered directly to the passengers' seats. First Class travelers have access to ClubAcela lounges at select stations.
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Business

Stepping up to Business Class, passengers receive all the amenities of Coach Class plus additional legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. They also gain access to lounges at select stations for a more relaxed wait before boarding.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Free basic WiFi available in select trains and stations. Some include Acela, Adirondack (not available in Canada), Amtrak Cascades (not available in Canada), Amtrak Hartford Line, Auto Train, Blue Water, Capitol Corridor, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan, Allen Express, Hiawatha Service, Illini/Saluki, and Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg
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Quiet Cars, designed for limited conversation and subdued tones, are available on various trains like Acela, Northeast Regional, and more. The atmosphere is calm with low lighting. Seating follows first-come, first-served and one seat per person policies. First Class Rooms: For those seeking privacy and space, First Class private rooms are an available option.
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Electric outlets are distributed on trains. For example, Superliner and Viewliner sleepers provide outlets in Roomettes and Bedrooms.
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All trains are air-conditioned. In coaches, temperature is staff-controlled. Sleeper cars offer air temperature adjustments, with vent positioning recommended for comfort.
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On Amtrak, regardless of your ticket type, you can typically bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Just make sure your carry-ons are within 28 x 22 x 14 inches and under 50 lbs. Some locations even allow up to four checked bags: two come free, and two for $20 each, but they should stay under 75 linear inches and 50 lbs. You can also check in overweight luggage, up to 70 lbs and 100 linear inches, for an additional $20 fee.
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All trains accommodate passengers with disabilities. Features include accessible seats with extra room and areas where passengers can remain in their wheelchairs.
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Trains offer various dining options, from meals to café services. Meal service is available for passengers with disabilities. Guidelines are present for personal food, beverages, and medication. Nutritional and allergen information provided for menu items.
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Amtrak accommodates various types of special equipment with certain conditions. Bicycles are allowed on many routes, often requiring a reservation and small fee. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are accepted on all trains, with specific accessible seating and bedrooms available. Small musical instruments can be carried on if they fit under the seat or overhead rack, while larger ones must meet carry-on restrictions or be checked. Some sports equipment, like skis or golf clubs, can be carried on or checked depending on size.
Services on board Amtrak, FlixBus and Greyhound from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN
Compare services on board when travelling from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN by bus.
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Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
39.12kg
Bus
41.91kg
Flight
111.76kg
Car
89.41kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN?
A bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN is $80.38. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $55.81.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN is $55.81. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and Saint Paul, MN by bus?
Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN is 347.22 mi.
How long does the bus between Chicago, IL and Saint Paul, MN take?
Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN is on average 8 hr 37 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 7 hr 45 min.
Which companies operate from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Amtrak, Greyhound Lines, Inc., FlixBus and Greyhound.
How many bus connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN?
Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN has 21 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN leave?
The earliest bus from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN departs at 12:35 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN depart?
The latest bus from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN departs at 11:05 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $55.81 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN?
There are on average 14 direct connection(s) from Chicago, IL to go to Saint Paul, MN.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Chicago, IL and Saint Paul, MN is 7 hr 45 min.
Is there a direct bus from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Chicago, IL and Saint Paul, MN.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN by bus?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Saint Paul, MN creates 41.91kg of CO2 emissions.

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