There are 8 ways to get from Aurora to Detroit by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station Bnsf
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Wolverine

$57 - $139

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station Bnsf
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI 5509 / 5534 / ...

$36 - $84

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Bus  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Chicago, Il 4566 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi 5508 / ...

$42 - $103

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Aurora to Detroit 323.3 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Detroit  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Detroit (DTW) MDW - DTW

$131 - $275

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Detroit  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Detroit (DTW) ORD - DTW

$121 - $326

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Toledo, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Toledo (TOL) ORD - TOL
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi

$136 - $376

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Lansing, bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lansing (LAN) ORD - LAN
  3. Take the bus from Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi

$146 - $751

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aurora to Detroit is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aurora to Detroit is to train and fly which costs $130 - $280 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aurora to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Broadway & Spring St and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Naperville Rt59 and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aurora to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Aurora and arriving at Detroit Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 58 min.

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The distance between Aurora and Detroit is 275 miles. The road distance is 323.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Aurora to Detroit without a car is to train which takes 6 h 58 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Aurora to Detroit, including transfers.

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Aurora to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Naperville Rt59 station.

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Aurora to Detroit train services, operated by Metra, depart from Aurora station.

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The best way to get from Aurora to Detroit is to train which takes 6 h 58 min and costs $55 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 8 h 54 min.

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  • Distance: 275 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 58 min

What companies run services between Aurora, IL, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

You can take a train from Aurora to Detroit via Chicago Union Station in around 6 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aurora to Detroit via Naperville Metra, Naperville Rt59, and Chicago, Il in around 8 h 54 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toledo
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lansing
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$29 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $75
Refundable
$55 - $80
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 Naperville Rt59 to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Aurora to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Detroit, Mi station.

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Detroit is 1 h ahead of Aurora. It is currently 7:25 PM in Aurora and 8:25 PM in Detroit.

Aurora to Detroit train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Detroit Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aurora to Detroit is 323 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to drive from Aurora to Detroit.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 137+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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