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There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Detroit by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Boston  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Detroit (DTW) BOS - DTW

$39 - $105

5 alternative options

Train to Providence, fly  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Detroit (DTW) PVD - DTW

$141 - $470

Bus via Madison Heights  •  17h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to New York Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Madison Heights Nyc

$79 - $122

Train, bus  •  19h 15m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Toledo Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Toledo to Detroit "Greyhound"

$97 - $135

Bus  •  20h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Newark Penn Station Boston / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newark to Detroit "Greyhound"

$86 - $134

Drive  •  12h 22m

  1. Drive from Boston to Detroit 709.5 miles

$65 - $100

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The cost-effective way to get from Boston to Detroit is to fly, which costs $35 - $110 and takes 4h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Detroit is to fly which costs $35 - $110 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Woodward & Grand River via New York, NY - 3 Allen St, John R + Madison Place and State Fairgrounds - 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 32m.

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The distance between Boston and Detroit is 615 miles. The road distance is 709.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Detroit without a car is to bus via Madison Heights which takes 17h 32m and costs $75 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Boston to Detroit, including transfers.

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Boston to Detroit bus services, operated by Lucky Star Bus, depart from Boston South Buses station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Detroit is to fly which takes 4h 15m and costs $35 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus via Madison Heights, which costs $75 - $130 and takes 17h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 9m.

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Boston to Detroit bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, arrive at Madison Heights station.

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  • Distance: 615.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Delta and four other airlines fly from Boston to Detroit hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Detroit via New York, New York, NY - 3 Allen St, Madison Heights, John R + Madison Place, and State Fairgrounds - 4 in around 17h 32m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Boston to Detroit via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Providence to Detroit via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Providence to Detroit via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $380
Flights from Boston to Detroit via Covington
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Providence to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Providence to Detroit via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Boston to Detroit via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Flights from Providence to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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 Boston South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Boston South Station to Toledo
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Madison Heights
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $80
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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 Toledo to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from Newark to Detroit
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $150
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Detroit is 709 miles. It takes approximately 12h 22m to drive from Boston to Detroit.

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Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 302+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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