There are 6 ways to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Line 261 bus, bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 261 bus from Metro Airport Mcnamara Terminal to Larned & Woodward 261
  2. Take the bus from Jefferson & Randolph to Phoenix Center 462

$4

5 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Outer Drive & Michigan to Huron & Perry 275

$6

Line 261 bus, train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 261 bus from Metro Airport Mcnamara Terminal to Dearborn Transit Center 261
  2. Take the train from Dearborn Amtrak to Pontiac Amtrak Wolverine

$24 - $42

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac 40.3 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac 40.3 miles

$3 - $6

Towncar  •  48 min

  1. Take a town car from Detroit Airport to Pontiac 40.3 miles

$120 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac is to line 261 bus and bus which costs $4 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac is to taxi which costs $70 - $90 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac. However, there are services departing from Metro Airport Mcnamara Terminal and arriving at Phoenix Center via Jefferson & Randolph. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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The distance between Detroit Airport (DTW) and Pontiac is 30 miles. The road distance is 40.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac without a car is to line 261 bus and bus which takes 2 h 27 min and costs $4.

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

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Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac bus services, operated by Southeast Michigan SMART, depart from Metro Airport Mcnamara Terminal station.

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Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac bus services, operated by Southeast Michigan SMART, arrive at Phoenix Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac is 40 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Pontiac. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac.
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  • Distance: 30.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

What companies run services between Detroit Airport (DTW), USA and Pontiac, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac via Larned & Woodward and Jefferson & Randolph in around 2 h 27 min.

Train operators
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 Dearborn Amtrak to Pontiac Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Southeast Michigan SMART
Phone
+1 866-962-5515
Website
smartbus.org
Bus from Metro Airport Mcnamara Terminal to Larned & Woodward
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Bus from Jefferson & Randolph to Phoenix Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Bus from Outer Drive & Michigan to Huron & Perry
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Bus from Metro Airport Mcnamara Terminal to Dearborn Transit Center
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Other operators
Taxi from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Pontiac
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Metroride
Phone
+1 248-666-2110
Website
metroride.com
Southfield Cab Express
Phone
+1 248-631-6660
Ace Cars Transportation
Phone
+1 313-412-6333
Website
squareup.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Detroit Airport to Pontiac
Estimated price
$120 - $170

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