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There are 5 ways to get from Detroit to Lexington by plane, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Lexington (LEX) DTW - LEX

$202 - $992

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Night bus, bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the night bus from Detroit, Mi to Cincinnati, Oh 1127
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky 1109 / ...

$71 - $140

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Cincinnati, Oh 1105 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky 1109 / ...

$72 - $141

Bus Barons Bus  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Cincinnati, OH Detroit
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky 1109 / ...

$76 - $127

Drive  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Lexington 351.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Lexington is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Lexington is to fly which costs $200 - $1,000 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Lexington is 311 miles. The road distance is 351.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Lexington without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 17 min and costs $70 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Detroit to Lexington, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Lexington is to fly which takes 3 h 16 min and costs $200 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $150 and takes 8 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Lexington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 14 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Lexington is 351 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to drive from Detroit to Lexington.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Lexington Airport.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Lexington. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Lexington.
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  • Distance: 311.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Lexington, KY, USA?

Delta flies from Detroit to Lexington 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Lexington via Cincinnati, Oh and Lexington, Ky in around 8 h 17 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
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.

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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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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 $2.

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