There are 5 ways to get from Detroit to Phoenix by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Phoenix  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Phoenix (PHX) DTW - PHX

$104 - $364

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Fly to Prescott, bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Prescott (PRC) DTW - PRC
  2. Take the bus from Ihop, Prescott Valley, AZ to Greyhound Station, Phoenix

Train, bus  •  40 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Flagstaff Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Flagstaff, Az to Phoenix, Az

$281 - $828

Bus  •  44 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Phoenix, Az 1351 / ...

$202 - $507

Drive  •  32 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Phoenix 2065.6 miles

$200 - $300

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Phoenix. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Phoenix, Az via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 43 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Phoenix is 1697 miles. The road distance is 2065.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Phoenix without a car is to train and bus which takes 40 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Detroit to Phoenix, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Detroit to Phoenix is to fly which takes 6 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 44 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 17 min.

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Detroit to Phoenix bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Phoenix, Az station.

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Phoenix is 2 h behind Detroit. It is currently 1:23 AM in Detroit and 10:23 PM in Phoenix.

Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Phoenix is 2066 miles. It takes approximately 32 h 8 min to drive from Detroit to Phoenix.

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  • Distance: 1697.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Phoenix, AZ, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Detroit to Phoenix hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Phoenix via Chicago, Il in around 44 h 43 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Phoenix via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Phoenix via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Prescott via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Prescott via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Prescott via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Phoenix via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Phoenix via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Phoenix via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Phoenix via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
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 Chicago Union Station
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 to Flagstaff Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,100
Bus operators
Prescott Transit Authority
Phone
928-776-7433
Email
info@prescotttranist.com
Website
prescotttransit.com
Bus from Ihop, Prescott Valley, AZ to Greyhound Station, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
prescotttransit.com
Book at
prescotttransit.com
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 Flagstaff, Az to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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 Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
38 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $430

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United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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Book your Detroit to Phoenix bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 829+ hotels available in Phoenix. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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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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