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There are 4 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Durham by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, line 700 bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DTW - RDU
  2. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station

$172 - $396

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Detroit, MI
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc

$86 - $216

2 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  24 h 8 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak to Toledo, OH Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Durham Amtrak Station

$137 - $372

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Durham 654.8 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Durham is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Durham is to fly and line 700 bus which costs $170 - $400 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Durham. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, MI and arriving at Durham, Nc via Detroit, Mi and Winston Salem, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 50 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Durham is 509 miles. The road distance is 654.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Durham without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 50 min and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Ann Arbor to Durham, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to Durham bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Ann Arbor, MI station.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Ann Arbor to Durham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Durham, Nc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to Durham is 655 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to drive from Ann Arbor to Durham.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Durham.
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  • Distance: 508.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Durham, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Durham via Detroit, MI, Detroit, Mi, and Winston Salem, Nc in around 20 h 50 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
Train from Washington Union Station to Durham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak to Toledo, OH Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Delta, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Durham. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Detroit Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $7 - $11.

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