There are 4 ways to get from Detroit to Raleigh by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DTW - RDU

$49 - $325

3 alternative options

Bus  •  18h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Winston Salem, Nc 1093
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Raleigh, Nc 1078 / ...

$83 - $115

Bus, train  •  22h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Union Station

$123 - $174

Drive  •  11h 55m

  1. Drive from Detroit to Raleigh 689.2 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Raleigh is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Raleigh is to fly which costs $45 - $330 and takes 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Raleigh. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Raleigh, Nc via Winston Salem, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 55m.

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The distance between Detroit and Raleigh is 514 miles. The road distance is 689.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Raleigh without a car is to bus which takes 18h 55m and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Detroit to Raleigh, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Detroit to Raleigh is to fly which takes 4h 31m and costs $45 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 18h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 36m.

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  • Distance: 514 miles
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Raleigh, NC, USA?

Delta, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Detroit to Raleigh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Raleigh via Winston Salem, Nc in around 18h 55m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
13h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
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 Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $150
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Detroit to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Raleigh, Nc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Raleigh is 689 miles. It takes approximately 11h 55m to drive from Detroit to Raleigh.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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

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There are 162+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 54 min and costs $2.

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