There are 8 ways to get from Detroit to Ludington by bus, taxi, train, car, plane or car ferry

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Bus, taxi  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
  3. Take a taxi from Muskegon, Mi to Ludington

$142 - $213

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Bus, taxi via Lansing, Mi  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
  3. Take a taxi from Muskegon, Mi to Ludington

$142 - $214

Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus, taxi  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
  4. Take a taxi from Muskegon, Mi to Ludington

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Ludington 253.2 miles

$24 - $40

Fly to Traverse City, drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Traverse City (TVC) DTW - TVC
  2. Drive from Traverse City to Ludington

$151 - $376

Fly to Grand Rapids, bus, taxi  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Grand Rapids (GRR) DTW - GRR
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
  3. Take a taxi from Muskegon, Mi to Ludington

$233 - $596

Fly to Saginaw, drive  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Saginaw (MBS) DTW - MBS
  2. Drive from Saginaw to Ludington

$185 - $1,122

Fly to Green Bay, bus, car ferry  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Green Bay (GRB) DTW - GRB
  2. Take the bus from Green Bay, WI to Manitowoc, WI
  3. Take the car ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington

$265 - $942

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Ludington is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Ludington is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Ludington is 206 miles. The road distance is 253.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Ludington without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $140 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Detroit to Ludington, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Traverse City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 3 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Ludington is 253 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to drive from Detroit to Ludington.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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  • Distance: 206.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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

There is no direct connection from Detroit to Ludington. However, you can take the bus to Grand Rapids, Mi, take the bus to Muskegon, Mi, then take the taxi to Ludington. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Lansing, Mi, take the bus to Muskegon, Mi, then take the taxi to Ludington.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Green Bay via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Green Bay via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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 Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Lansing, Mi to Muskegon, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI to Manitowoc, WI
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Ferry operators
SS Badger
Website
ssbadger.com
Car ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
ssbadger.com
Other operators
Taxi from Muskegon, Mi to Ludington
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Port City Cab
Phone
+1 231-739-7161
Website
portcitycab.com
Blue City Taxi
Phone
+1 231-780-5466
Website
bluecitytransportation.com

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