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

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Cleveland, Oh 4143 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi 4427 / ...

$38 - $91

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Train, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1090 / ...

$54 - $127

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Erie to Detroit 271.9 miles

$26 - $40

Fly from Erie  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Erie (ERI) to Detroit (DTW) ERI - DTW

$144 - $854

Train to Buffalo, fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Detroit (DTW) BUF - DTW

$178 - $553

Train to Cleveland, fly  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
  2. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Detroit (DTW) CLE - DTW

$144 - $717

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The cheapest way to get from Erie to Detroit is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Erie to Detroit is to fly which costs $140 - $900 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Erie to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Erie, Pa and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Erie and Detroit is 153 miles. The road distance is 271.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Erie to Detroit without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs $35 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Erie to Detroit, including transfers.

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Erie to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Erie, Pa station.

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The best way to get from Erie to Detroit is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $900 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Erie Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Erie to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Detroit, Mi station.

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Map of how to get from Erie to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 153 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Erie, PA, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Erie to Detroit via Cleveland, Oh in around 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from Erie to Detroit 5 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Erie to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Cleveland to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Erie Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Erie Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Erie Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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 Erie, Pa to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27

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Yes, the driving distance between Erie to Detroit is 272 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Erie to Detroit.

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Delta offers flights from Erie Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Erie to Erie Airport is to line 31 bus which takes 28 min and costs $2.

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