There are 5 ways to get from Raleigh to Detroit by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Detroit  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Detroit (DTW) RDU - DTW

$164 - $385

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Bus  •  20 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc 1041 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Detroit, Mi 1096

$77 - $201

3 alternative options

Fly to Windsor  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Windsor (YQG) RDU - YQG

$188 - $1,509

Train, bus  •  21 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Toledo Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi

$145 - $392

Drive  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Detroit 687.6 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Detroit is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Detroit is to fly which costs $160 - $390 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Detroit. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Raleigh, Nc and Winston Salem, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 36 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Detroit is 514 miles. The road distance is 687.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Detroit without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 36 min and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Raleigh to Detroit, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Detroit is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $160 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 20 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 47 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 514 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

Delta, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Raleigh to Detroit hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Detroit via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, and Winston Salem, Nc in around 20 h 36 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Detroit via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Detroit via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Detroit via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Detroit via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
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 Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$120 - $160
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Detroit is 688 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 53 min to drive from Raleigh to Detroit.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 137+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 26 min and costs $2 - $3.

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