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There are 5 ways to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Boston  •  2h 27m

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

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Fly to Providence, train  •  3h 51m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Providence (PVD) DTW - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Back Bay

Bus, train  •  20h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Dearborn to Toledo Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Toledo to Boston Lake Shore Limited

Bus  •  23h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit to New York "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA Peter Pan / ...

Drive  •  12h 46m

  1. Drive from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge 738.7 miles

Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge by bus and train

The journey time between Detroit Airport (DTW) and Cambridge is around 23h 32m and covers a distance of around 869 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 1m. The fastest journey normally takes 23h 16m. Operated by Southeast Michigan SMART, Amtrak Thruway and Amtrak, the Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge service departs from Metro Airport Mcnamara Terminal and arrives in Boston. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
18h 31m
Layover time:
5h 1m
Total time:
23h 32m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
23h 16m
Journey distance:
869 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
83 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:48
Last service departs at:
20:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge bus and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 46m.

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The fastest way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge is to fly which takes 2h 27m and costs $75 - $200.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge station. However, there are services departing from Metro Airport Mcnamara Terminal and arriving at South Station, Boston, MA via Rosa Parks Transit Center - Bay 10, Detroit and Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 7m.

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The distance between Detroit Airport (DTW) and Cambridge is 629 miles. The road distance is 738.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge without a car is to bus and train which takes 20h 24m and costs $90 - $150.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit station.

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The best way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge is to fly which takes 2h 27m and costs $75 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $160 and takes 23h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at South Station, Boston, MA.

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Map of how to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 629.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Detroit Airport (DTW), USA and Cambridge, MA, USA?

Delta, JetBlue Airways and four other airlines fly from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge via Cass + Michigan, Rosa Parks Transit Center - Bay 10, Lafayette & Fifth, Detroit, New York, and Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY in around 23h 7m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $350
Flights from Detroit to Boston via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $350
Flights from Detroit to Boston via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $350
Flights from Detroit to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $350
Flights from Detroit to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Detroit to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Detroit to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Detroit to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Detroit to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$10 - $13
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $110
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$75 - $110
Business Seat - Child
$70 - $110
First Class - Adult
$120 - $180
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $170
First Class - Child
$120 - $170
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 Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
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
Train from Toledo to Boston
Ave. Duration
16h 37m
Frequency
Twice 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
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Dearborn to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$8 - $13
Adult
$17 - $25
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 Dearborn to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.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 Detroit to New York
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$100 - $160
Bus from New York to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge is 739 miles. It takes approximately 12h 46m to drive from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Cambridge.

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

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