There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Detroit by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Boston  •  4h 32m

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

$49 - $142

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Bus to Manchester, fly  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Detroit (DTW) MHT - DTW

$150 - $521

Train to Providence, fly  •  6h 39m

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

$121 - $540

Bus via New York  •  17h 40m

  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 / ...

$72 - $122

Train, bus  •  19h 15m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Toledo Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1090 / ...

$97 - $135

Bus  •  19h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Cleveland, Oh 4175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi 4427 / ...

$93 - $130

Drive  •  12h 24m

  1. Drive from Boston to Detroit 710.2 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Detroit is to fly which costs $45 - $150 and takes 4h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Detroit is to fly which costs $45 - $150 and takes 4h 32m.

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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 40m.

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The distance between Boston and Detroit is 615 miles. The road distance is 710.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Detroit without a car is to bus via New York which takes 17h 40m and costs $70 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Boston to Detroit, including transfers.

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Boston to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, 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 32m and costs $45 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, which costs $70 - $130 and takes 17h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Boston to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 615.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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, State Fair Transit Center, and State Fairgrounds - 4 in around 17h 40m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Boston to Detroit via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Boston to Detroit via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Manchester to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Providence to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Manchester to Detroit via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Providence to Detroit via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Providence to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Manchester to Detroit via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Providence to Detroit via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Providence to Detroit via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Providence to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Boston / South Station Trains to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
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 Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
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 Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
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
Book at
GoTo Bus
Bus Ticket Inc.
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Allen St. to Madison Heights
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Book at
gotobus.com
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, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Boston South Buses to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $160
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Detroit is 710 miles. It takes approximately 12h 24m to drive from Boston to Detroit.

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Air Canada, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to Detroit Airport.

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Book your Boston to Detroit bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 96+ 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 - $11.

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