Travel from California to Michigan

Train, bus or fly from California to Michigan?

Spirit Airlines, Delta and five other airlines fly from San Diego to Livonia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Los Angeles to Detroit via Chicago Union Station Amtrak and Dearborn Transit Center in around 2 days 1 hour.

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How to get from California to Michigan

ModeDurationPrice
From Broadway & 9th Av line 992 bus to San Diego airport, fly to Detroit airport, line 261 bus to Michigan & Middlebelt, then taxi to Livonia.6 h 26 min$292
From Patsaouras Transit Plaza bus to Los Angeles airport, fly to Detroit airport, line 261 bus to Michigan & Middlebelt, then taxi to Livonia.6 h 49 min$209
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to San Francisco airport, fly to Detroit airport, line 261 bus to Michigan & Middlebelt, then taxi to Livonia.6 h 43 min$267
From 12th St. Oakland City Center BART to Coliseum, BART to Oakland airport, fly to Detroit airport, line 261 bus to Michigan & Middlebelt, then taxi to Livonia.6 h 39 min$270
From Broadway & 9th Av line 992 bus to San Diego airport, fly to Grand Rapids airport, line 17 bus to Kentwood Station - Woodland, then line 6 bus to Grand Rapids.8 h 35 min$424
From Anaheim-Center St Promenade line 47 bus to Fullerton station, train to Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 2, line 401 bus to Santa Ana airport, fly to Detroit airport, line 261 bus to Michigan & Middlebelt, then taxi to Livonia.8 h 43 min$306
From Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, train to Dearborn Transit Center, then line 261 bus to Cass & Michigan.2 days 1 h$685
From Grand / 2nd line 60 bus to Los Angeles, CA, bus to Indianapolis, IN, then bus to Detroit, MI.2 days 9 h$237
From Los Angeles drive to Detroit.36 h$276

How long does it take to get from California to Michigan?

It takes approximately 6 hours 26 minutes to get from California to Michigan, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between California and Michigan?

No, there is no direct bus from California to Michigan. However, there are services departing from Grand / 2nd and arriving at Detroit, MI via Los Angeles, CA and Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 hours.

Operators from California to Michigan

OperatorPhoneWebsite
San Diego Metro TransitSan Diego Metro Transit
Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines
DeltaDelta
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Frontier AirlinesFrontier Airlines
Air CanadaAir Canada
Southeast Michigan SMART+1 866-962-5515Southeast Michigan SMART
LAX FlyAwayLAX FlyAway
BARTBART
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Rapid TransportRapid Transport
Orange County TransportationOrange County Transportation
Metrolink TrainsMetrolink Trains
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Metro Los AngelesMetro Los Angeles
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Barons BusBarons Bus