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There are 8 ways to get from Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW) by car, plane, bus or train

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Drive to Lansing, fly  •  1h 48m

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to Lansing
  2. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Detroit (DTW) LAN - DTW

$19 - $479

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Line 6 bus to Grand Rapids, fly  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Fountain east of Division to Kentwood Station - Woodland
  2. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Detroit (DTW) GRR - DTW

$19 - $424

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Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails to Kalamazoo, fly  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
  2. Fly from Kalamazoo (AZO) to Detroit (DTW) AZO - DTW

Bus, train  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI 1482 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kalamazoo to Dearborn Wolverine

$41 - $59

Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, bus  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to East Lansing
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Detroit Metro Airport 8004 / ...

Bus  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to East Lansing, MI 1482 / ...
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Dearborn

$38 - $57

Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, train  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Kalamazoo to Dearborn Wolverine

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW) 156.8 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW) is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW) is to drive and fly. Taking this option will cost $19 - $480 and takes 1h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW). However, there are services departing from Grand Rapids and arriving at McNamara Terminal via Multimodal Gateway, East Lansing, MI and North Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 38m.

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The distance between Grand Rapids and Detroit Airport (DTW) is 129 miles. The road distance is 156.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW) without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 17m and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW), including transfers.

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Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW) bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Grand Rapids station.

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The quickest flight from Lansing Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 46 min.

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Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW) bus services, operated by Michigan Flyer, arrive at Detroit Metro Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW) is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW).

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Map of how to get from Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW).
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  • Distance: 129.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 48m

What companies run services between Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI, USA and Detroit Airport (DTW), USA?

You can take a bus from Grand Rapids to Detroit Airport (DTW) via Multimodal Gateway, EBD Gr. River past Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI, Detroit Metro Airport, and North Terminal in around 5h 38m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Lansing to Detroit
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $470
Flights from Grand Rapids to Detroit
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $420
Flights from Kalamazoo to Detroit
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $380
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 Kalamazoo to Dearborn
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
The Rapid
Phone
+1 616-456-7514
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Fountain east of Division to Kentwood Station - Woodland
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
The Rapid
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
Bus from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to East Lansing
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to East Lansing, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Detroit Metro Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Dearborn
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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