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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 37 min

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

$94 - $356

Cheapest option

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 6 min

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

$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 Amtrak 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 takes 3 h 37 min and costs $90 - $360.

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The distance between Detroit and Washington is 635 km. The road distance is 845 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Detroit to Washington, including transfers.

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

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines 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 Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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
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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