There are 6 ways to get from Detroit to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Reagan Washington (DCA) DTW - DCA

$94 - $356

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Bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Washington, Dc 4440 / ...

$60 - $160

4 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Washington Dulles (IAD) DTW - IAD

$100 - $360

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Baltimore (BWI) DTW - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$117 - $447

Bus, train  •  15 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh 1097 / ...
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited

$93 - $258

Drive  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Washington 527.8 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Washington is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Washington is to fly which costs $90 - $360 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Washington, Dc. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h.

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The distance between Detroit and Washington is 397 miles. The road distance is 527.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Washington without a car is to bus and train which takes 15 h 26 min and costs $90 - $260.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Detroit to Washington, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Detroit to Washington is to fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs $90 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $160 and takes 16 h.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 29 min.

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Detroit to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Washington is 528 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 53 min to drive from Detroit to Washington.

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Air Canada, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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  • Distance: 396.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and Air Canada fly from Detroit to Washington every 2 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Detroit to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $160 and the journey takes 16 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Toledo Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160

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