There are 9 ways to get from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak Empire Builder

$91 - $228

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Bus, train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak 5531
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak Empire Builder

$69 - $169

7 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Wisconsin Dells, Wi

$82 - $174

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells 484.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Milwaukee, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Milwaukee (MKE) DTW - MKE
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$214 - $518

Fly to Madison, line 02 bus, bus, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Madison (MSN) DTW - MSN
  2. Take the line 02 bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Lake
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Portage Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$199 - $958

Fly to Wausau/Marshfield, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Wausau/Marshfield (CWA) DTW - CWA
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wausau / Rothschild, WI to Portage, WI – Amtrak

Fly to Appleton, Amtrak Thruway, train  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Appleton (ATW) DTW - ATW
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Appleton, WI to Columbus, WI
  3. Take the train from Columbus Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$226 - $999

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD
  2. Take the train from Glenview Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$151 - $412

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells is to fly and train which costs $210 - $550 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Wisconsin Dells Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 33 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Wisconsin Dells is 353 miles. The road distance is 484.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells without a car is to train which takes 9 h 33 min and costs $90 - $230.

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It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to get from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells, including transfers.

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Detroit to Wisconsin Dells train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Detroit Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells is to train which takes 9 h 33 min and costs $90 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $180 and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Milwaukee Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Wisconsin Dells is 1 h behind Detroit. It is currently 11:49 PM in Detroit and 10:49 PM in Wisconsin Dells.

Detroit to Wisconsin Dells train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Wisconsin Dells Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Wisconsin Dells is 484 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to drive from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells.

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  • Distance: 353.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 33 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA?

You can take a train from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells via Chicago Union Station in around 9 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Wisconsin Dells via Chicago, Il, Milwaukee, Wi, and Wisconsin Dells, Wi in around 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Appleton
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Wausau/Marshfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Appleton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Wausau/Marshfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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 Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Portage Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$20 - $30
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Room
$120 - $180
Train from Columbus Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Glenview Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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 Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Wisconsin Dells, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
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 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Lake
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Appleton, WI to Columbus, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wausau / Rothschild, WI to Portage, WI – Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Appleton, WI to Columbus, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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