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

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  3h 46m

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

$94 - $356

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Bus  •  16h

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

$60 - $160

4 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  4h 16m

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

$100 - $360

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 25m

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

$117 - $447

Bus, train  •  15h 26m

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

$93 - $258

Drive  •  8h 53m

  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 8h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Washington is to fly which costs $90 - $360 and takes 3h 46m.

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

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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 15h 26m and costs $90 - $260.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m 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 3h 46m and costs $90 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $160 and takes 16h.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Washington.
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  • Distance: 396.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 46m

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

Delta, American Airlines and Air Canada fly from Detroit to Washington every 2 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Detroit to Washington 4 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $160 and the journey takes 16h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Detroit to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
24m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
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
$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.

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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 Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Washington is 528 miles. It takes approximately 8h 53m 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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Book your Detroit to Washington bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 860+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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

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