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Minneapolis to Duluth Bus – Take a Tour of Minnesota’s Favorite Port City

Need a break from your busy schedule? Consider taking a bus trip to the great northern Minnesota city on the shores of Lake Superior: Duluth, MN. Filled of scenic vistas, historic landmarks, and delicious bars and restaurants, treat yourself to a hassle-free day-trip with friends or a weekend getaway with the family. Jefferson Lines has comfortable and affordable buses going from Minneapolis to Duluth that will make your journey up north and back a pleasurable experience.

Split Rock lighthouse from Lake Superior

Discover Duluth – The City on the Hill

Duluth has had many nicknames over the last century. Popular names include “one half of the Twin Ports”, “the Air-Conditioned City”, and “the Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas”, but perhaps this city is best known by locals as The City on the Hill. The majestic, rock cliff that makes up Duluth sits atop the world’s largest freshwater lake, making it an outdoor enthusiast’s dream!

Today Duluth has grown into a popular tourist destination, sporting 23 beautiful parks, an aquarium, the Sculpture Walk, and the historic Railroad Depot. The city also offers some of the best dining, brewery, and coffee shops in the Midwest. Duluth has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for boutique shopping, art venues, entertainment, local history and culture, sports, or any outdoor recreation!

If you plan on spending more than a day in Duluth, choose from plenty of unique lodging opportunities, ranging from hotels, motels, lodges, cabins, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds.

Let Jefferson Lines Bus You from Minneapolis to Duluth

At Jefferson Lines, we want to make your busing experience enjoyable from departure to arrival! We accomplish this by providing you a hassle-free way to commute from Minneapolis to Duluth. One-way trips can costs as little as $25 and include plenty of amenities for you to enjoy on the way there.

Starting at the Minneapolis pickup location, just blocks away from Target Center, 950 Hawthorne Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, we’ll take you north on 35 and enjoy a few stops along the way. Or you and your family can elect to catch one of our express buses for a non-stop trip from Minneapolis to Duluth, depending on your travel plans.

Keeping You Connected to College

Duluth is also home to two colleges, the University of Minnesota Duluth and the College of St. Scholastica. Jefferson Lines offers convenient and affordable busing to both locations from Minneapolis. During College Connection Season, which spans from September to April, buses will pick you up and drop you off at the following campuses:

  • Scholastica,
  • UW Superior,
  • UMD,
  • Twin Cities Campus.

Students can also travel to Blaine, Union Depot-St. Paul, and Downtown Minneapolis.

Don’t forget that students save an extra 15% on their bus ticket purchases when they travel with Jefferson Lines!Jefferson Lines bus outlet demonstration

FAQs About Riding Jefferson Lines

What are the amenities available on the Minneapolis to Duluth buses?

All Jefferson Lines buses include the following amenities:

  • Bus Tracker – You’ll be able to check the status of any of our buses in real-time, including your estimated arrival time.
  • Restroom – Sit back and relax with never having to worry about when the next stop to make a pit stop.
  • Panoramic Windows – Take in all the beautiful scenery that Minnesota offers while our drivers focus on getting you safely to your favorite destinations.
  • Reclining Seats – If you need to stretch out or nap, make full use of our comfortable reclining seats.
  • Individual Climate Control – Keep the temperature just the way you like it. Hot or cool, the choice is up to you.
  • Reading Lights – If you need more light to read your favorite book or magazine, just turn on your own overhead reading light.
  • Outlets – If any of your devices need a charge, we have you covered from Minneapolis to Duluth.

How many bags can I bring?

We allow two free bags per ticket and passenger; one free carry-on and one free checked bag. The carry-on must be able to fit in the overhead compartment or beneath your seat without blocking the aisle. The checked bag can be no bigger than 62 inches when adding the dimensions of the bag (length + width + height) and cannot weigh over 50 pounds. Additional checked bags are $15 a piece. For further inquiries, we encourage you to check our Baggage Policy.

How early should I arrive to departure?

Plan on arriving at least 15 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. If you’re leaving from one of our full-service depots, arrive an hour prior to departure to allow ample time to purchase tickets, check your luggage, and locate your departure spot.