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There are 6 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  2h 45m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Detroit (DTW) DCA - DTW

$140 - $250

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  16h 35m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Toledo Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Toledo to Detroit "Greyhound"

$77 - $115

4 alternative options

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Detroit (DTW) IAD - DTW

$132 - $193

Train, bus via Pittsburgh  •  17h 7m

  1. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Detroit "Greyhound"

$81 - $118

Bus  •  18h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Toledo "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Toledo to Detroit "Greyhound"

$77 - $110

Drive  •  8h 49m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit 526.9 miles

$50 - $75

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit by subway, train and bus

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Detroit is around 15h 55m and covers a distance of around 601 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 54m. Operated by Metro Washington DC, Amtrak and Greyhound USA, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Detroit. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h 55m
Fastest journey time:
15h 54m
Journey distance:
601 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$81
Carbon emissions:
85 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:16
Last service departs at:
15:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit subway, train and bus schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Detroit
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit is to fly which costs $140 - $250 and takes 2h 45m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Detroit is 398 miles. The road distance is 526.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit without a car is to train and bus which takes 16h 35m and costs $75 - $120.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit is to fly which takes 2h 45m and costs $140 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $110 and takes 18h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit is 527 miles. It takes approximately 8h 49m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Detroit Airport.

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  • Distance: 398.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Detroit via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington, and Toledo in around 18h 17m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $210
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Washington Union Station to Toledo
Ave. Duration
13h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Train from Rockville Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
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 Toledo to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Pittsburgh to Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from Washington to Toledo
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $85
Flexible
$90 - $140

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