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There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles to Michigan 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.

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Fly Los Angeles to Detroit  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Detroit (DTW) LAX - DTW

$140 - $358

7 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to Lansing  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Lansing (LAN) LAX - LAN

$250 - $926

Fly Los Angeles to Grand Rapids  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Grand Rapids (GRR) LAX - GRR

$190 - $410

Fly Burbank to Detroit  •  8h 20m

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Detroit (DTW) BUR - DTW

$241 - $447

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Detroit  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Detroit (DTW) SNA - DTW

$241 - $565

Train  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station Wolverine

$327 - $950

Bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1684 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1192 / ...

$231 - $576

Drive  •  36h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Detroit 2310.7 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Michigan is to fly which costs $140 - $360 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Michigan is to fly which costs $140 - $360 and takes 6h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Michigan. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Michigan is 1919 miles. The road distance is 2310.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Michigan without a car is to train which takes 2 days 1h and costs $320 - $950.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Los Angeles to Michigan, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Michigan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Michigan is to fly which takes 6h 44m and costs $140 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $320 - $950 and takes 2 days 1h, you could also bus, which costs $230 - $600 and takes 2 days 5h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 23m.

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Los Angeles to Michigan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Detroit, Mi station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Michigan.
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  • Distance: 1919 miles
  • Duration: 6h 44m

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Michigan, USA?

Delta, Spirit Airlines and three other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Livonia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Los Angeles to Detroit via Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak Station, and Woodward @ Baltimore Sb in around 2 days 1h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Lansing via Nashville, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Santa Ana to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Detroit via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Ana to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Las Vegas, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Denver, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Phoenix, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Lansing via Las Vegas, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Lansing via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to Detroit via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Ana to Detroit via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Lansing via Las Vegas, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Lansing via San Diego, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Ana to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Detroit via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Detroit via Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
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
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $340
Flexible
$400 - $550
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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More Questions & Answers

Michigan is 3h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 9:16 PM in Los Angeles and 12:16 AM in Michigan.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Michigan is 2311 miles. It takes approximately 36h to drive from Los Angeles to Michigan.

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American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Detroit Airport.

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Book your Los Angeles to Michigan bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Michigan. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs .

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