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There are 9 ways to get from Detroit to Manhattan by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly to New York La Guardia  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DTW - LGA

$62 - $202

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Bus via Madison Heights  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Madison Heights to New York, NY - 3 Allen St Grand Rapids

$47 - $90

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Fly to New York JFK, subway  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to New York JFK (JFK) DTW - JFK
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St

$98 - $373

Fly to Newark  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Newark (EWR) DTW - EWR

$69 - $312

Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Philadelphia (PHL) DTW - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall

$81 - $404

Bus  •  15h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit to New York "Greyhound"

$70 - $100

Bus, train  •  17h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit to Toledo "Greyhound"
  2. Take the train from Toledo to New York Moynihan Train Hall Lake Shore Limited

$88 - $129

Train  •  17h 21m

  1. Take the train from Windsor to Aldershot VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to New York Penn Station VIA Rail

$170 - $424

Drive  •  10h 15m

  1. Drive from Detroit to Manhattan 622.3 miles

$60 - $90

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The most affordable way to get from Detroit to Manhattan is to drive, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Manhattan is to fly and subway which costs $95 - $380 and takes 4h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Detroit and arriving at New York. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Manhattan station. However, there are services departing from Windsor and arriving at New York Penn Station via Aldershot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 21m.

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The distance between Detroit and Manhattan is 484 miles. The road distance is 622.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Manhattan without a car is to bus via Madison Heights which takes 12h 57m and costs $45 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Detroit to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Detroit to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit station.

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Detroit to Manhattan train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Windsor station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Manhattan is to fly which takes 4h 11m and costs $60 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus via Madison Heights, which costs $45 - $90 and takes 12h 57m, you could also train, which costs $170 - $430 and takes 17h 21m.

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  • Distance: 484 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Detroit to Manhattan every 2 hours. Alternatively, Wanda Coach operates a bus from Madison Heights to New York, NY - 3 Allen St 6 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $80 and the journey takes 9h 55m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $360
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $360
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $380
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK via Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $390
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $360
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $400
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $360
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Detroit to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Toledo to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
15h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$35 - $50
Business
$85 - $110
Economy
$60 - $65
EconomyPlus
$85 - $130
Train from Aldershot to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
12h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$80 - $110
Business
$140 - $200
Economy
$110 - $140
EconomyPlus
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Madison Heights to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $80
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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 to New York
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$100 - $160
Bus from Detroit to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Detroit to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York station.

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Detroit to Manhattan train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Manhattan is 622 miles. It takes approximately 10h 15m to drive from Detroit to Manhattan.

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American Airlines, WestJet, Spirit Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 57 min and costs $2.

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