There are 6 ways to get from Detroit to Alaska by plane, bus, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Anchorage  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Anchorage (ANC) DTW - ANC

$364 - $1,404

Cheapest option

Fly to Juneau  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Juneau (JNU) DTW - JNU

$274 - $314

4 alternative options

Fly to Sitka  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Sitka (SIT) DTW - SIT

$554 - $2,204

Fly to Fairbanks  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Fairbanks (FAI) DTW - FAI

$464 - $1,804

Bus, car ferry  •  7 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
  4. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  5. Take the bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum

$1,012 - $3,897

Drive  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Drive from Detroit to Anchorage 3918.5 miles

$380 - $600

Questions & Answers

The distance between Detroit and Alaska is 2973 miles. The road distance is 3918.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Alaska without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 7 days 5 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to get from Detroit to Alaska, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Detroit Airport to Anchorage Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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Alaska is 4 h behind Detroit. It is currently 12:36 PM in Detroit and 8:36 AM in Alaska.

Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Alaska is 3918 miles. It takes approximately 3 days 3 h to drive from Detroit to Alaska.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Anchorage Airport.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Alaska.
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  • Distance: 2972.8 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 15 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Alaska, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Detroit to Anchorage hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Grand Rapids, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Indianapolis, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Madison, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Denver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Las Vegas, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 26 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Salt Lake City, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Denver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 31 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Salt Lake City, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 51 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Las Vegas, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 51 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13 h 51 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Grand Rapids, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Indianapolis, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Covington, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Madison, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Des Moines, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 8 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Kalamazoo, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Cleveland, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 18 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via South Bend, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Nashville, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 22 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via St. Louis, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Anchorage via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
30 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
Ave. Duration
3 days 13 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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