There are 8 ways to get from Detroit to Los Angeles by plane, train, bus 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 Los Angeles  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Los Angeles (LAX) DTW - LAX

$128 - $350

7 alternative options

Fly to Burbank  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Burbank (BUR) DTW - BUR

$227 - $429

Fly to Long Beach  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Long Beach (LGB) DTW - LGB

$218 - $448

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Santa Ana (SNA) DTW - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station

$212 - $517

Train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$321 - $978

Bus via Chicago, Il  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca 1351

$230 - $621

Bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1105
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$226 - $610

Drive  •  35 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Los Angeles 2319.3 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $120 - $350 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $120 - $350 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Los Angeles is 1991 miles. The road distance is 2319.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Detroit to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Detroit, MI and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via Harrison & Jefferson and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Los Angeles station. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Los Angeles without a car is to train which takes 2 days 1 h and costs $320 - $1,000.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 1990.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Delta, Spirit Airlines and three other airlines fly from Detroit to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Los Angeles via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 1 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Chicago Midway, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Long Beach via St. Louis, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Long Beach via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Long Beach via Nashville, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Long Beach via Dallas, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Detroit to Burbank via Boston
Ave. Duration
11 h 16 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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 Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550

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