There are 4 ways to get from Detroit Lakes to Fargo by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Lakes Amtrak to Fargo Amtrak Empire Builder

$24 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit Lakes, MN to Fargo, ND 929

$18 - $25

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Detroit Lakes to Fargo 46.3 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Detroit Lakes to Fargo 46.3 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit Lakes to Fargo is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit Lakes to Fargo is to train which costs $24 - $50 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Detroit Lakes, MN and arriving at Fargo, ND. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Detroit Lakes Amtrak and arriving at Fargo Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Detroit Lakes and Fargo is 45 miles. The road distance is 46.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit Lakes to Fargo without a car is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs $24 - $50.

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The train from Detroit Lakes Amtrak to Fargo Amtrak takes 1 h 2 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Detroit Lakes to Fargo bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Detroit Lakes, MN station.

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Map of how to get from Detroit Lakes to Fargo.
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  • Distance: 45.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

What companies run services between Detroit Lakes, MN, USA and Fargo, ND, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Detroit Lakes to Fargo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, Jefferson Lines operates a bus from Detroit Lakes to Fargo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 40 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 Detroit Lakes Amtrak to Fargo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $190
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Detroit Lakes, MN to Fargo, ND
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
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jeffersonlines.com
Other operators
Taxi from Detroit Lakes to Fargo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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