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Travel guide Chicago–Minneapolis


What train companies operate the route from Chicago to Minneapolis?

This route is operated by Amtrak (Empire Builder service).

What is the schedule for the train route from Chicago to Minneapolis?

There is one departure everyday, at 2:15 PM.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Chicago to Minneapolis?

Trains depart from Chicago’s Union Station and arrive at Minneapolis’ Union Depot Station.

What distance is the train route from Chicago to Minneapolis?

The total distance of the journey is approximately 400 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Minneapolis by train?

The expected travel time is 7 hours 48 minutes.

What are the stops on the train route from Chicago to Minneapolis?

The stops passed along this route include Glenview Station, Milwaukee Intermodal Station, Columbus Station, Portage Station, Wisconsin Dells Station, Tomah Station, La Crosse Station, Winona Station, and Red Wing Station.

Why should you travel by train from Chicago to Minneapolis?

The train trip between Chicago and Minneapolis is relaxing and takes only a couple hours longer than the corresponding drive, making it an ideal choice for those who don’t have a car or wish not to drive.

What is there to see and do in Minneapolis?

Minneapolis is known for it’s large number of parks and wildlife areas. Visitors can hike to nearby waterfalls and other landmarks, kayak the local streams, go fishing, or bike through networks of interconnected bike paths. In the downtown area, visitors can dine in one of many highly-ranked restaurants supervised by world-renowned chefs. The city is also home to professional women’s basketball, men’s basketball, baseball, and football organizations (Lynx, Timberwolves, Twins, and Vikings, respectively). The older downtown areas make for pleasant walking experiences, and there are many pubs and cafes along the way.