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There are 5 ways to get from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Albany (ALB) DTW - ALB

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Bus, train  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit to Toledo "Greyhound"
  2. Take the train from Toledo to Schenectady Lake Shore Limited

3 alternative options

Train  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the train from Windsor to Aldershot VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to Schenectady VIA Rail

Bus  •  20h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit to New York "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY New York / ...

Drive  •  9h 38m

  1. Drive from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 547.6 miles

Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Detroit and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 18h 29m and covers a distance of around 644 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 49m. The fastest journey normally takes 18h 28m. Services are operated by Greyhound USA, Amtrak and Capital District Transportation (CDTA). Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
12h 40m
Layover time:
5h 49m
Total time:
18h 29m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
18h 28m
Journey distance:
644 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$80
Carbon emissions:
62 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:40
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus, train and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which costs $200 - $350 and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Detroit and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via New York, NY - Port Authority and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 28m.

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The distance between Detroit and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 480 miles. The road distance is 547.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to bus and train which takes 14h 20m and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which takes 3h 40m and costs $200 - $350. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $350 and takes 15h 30m, you could also bus, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 20h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 29m.

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Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 480.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Aldershot, Schenectady, Downtown/Train Station - State St & Broadway, and Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St in around 15h 30m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $750
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
10h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
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
$61 - $66
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Train from Aldershot to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$60 - $80
Business
$110 - $160
Economy
$90 - $110
EconomyPlus
$150 - $220
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 to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
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 New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 548 miles. It takes approximately 9h 38m to drive from Detroit to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Delta, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to Albany 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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