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There are 5 ways to get from Detroit to Wichita by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Wichita (ICT) DTW - ICT

$220 - $975

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Wichita, Ks

$106 - $275

3 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  19 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Newton Amtrak
  3. Take the night bus from Newton Amtrak to Wichita

Bus, train, night bus  •  21 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Newton Amtrak
  3. Take the night bus from Newton Amtrak to Wichita

Drive  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Wichita 995 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Wichita is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 15 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Wichita is to fly which costs $220 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Wichita. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Wichita, Ks via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Kansas City, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 10 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Wichita is 825 miles. The road distance is 995 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Wichita without a car is to train and night bus which takes 19 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Detroit to Wichita, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Detroit to Wichita is to fly which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $220 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 24 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Detroit Airport to Wichita Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Detroit to Wichita bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Wichita, Ks station.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Wichita.
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  • Distance: 824.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Wichita, KS, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Detroit to Wichita hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Wichita via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Kansas City, Mo in around 24 h 10 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Wichita via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Wichita via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Wichita via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Wichita via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Wichita via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Wichita via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Wichita via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Wichita via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Newton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Room
$380 - $550
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Newton Amtrak to Wichita
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Online Fare
$35 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
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 Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Wichita, Ks
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Wichita is 1 h behind Detroit. It is currently 1:12 PM in Detroit and 12:12 PM in Wichita.

Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Wichita is 995 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 49 min to drive from Detroit to Wichita.

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

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Book your Detroit to Wichita bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 88+ hotels available in Wichita. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs $2.

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