There are 4 ways to get from Erie to Detroit 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  •  2 h 35 min

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

$171 - $887

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Cleveland, Oh 4158 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi 4431 / ...

$38 - $91

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1096 / ...

$54 - $127

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Erie to Detroit 271.9 miles

$26 - $40

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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 $170 - $900 and takes 2 h 35 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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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Erie to Detroit, including transfers.

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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 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Erie Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Erie to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 153 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

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

Delta flies from Erie to Detroit 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Erie to Detroit via Cleveland, Oh in around 5 h 49 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Erie to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Erie, Pa to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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