There are 6 ways to get from San Antonio to Detroit by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly San Antonio to Detroit  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Detroit (DTW) SAT - DTW

$193 - $1,203

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Bus  •  33h 35m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Dallas, Tx 9386 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Detroit, Mi 1502

$153 - $216

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Bus to Austin, fly to Detroit  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Austin Airport
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Detroit (DTW) AUS - DTW

$177 - $564

Fly San Antonio to Flint, bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Flint (FNT) SAT - FNT
  2. Take the bus from Flint, MI to Detroit, MI

$299 - $1,165

Train  •  36h 56m

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station Wolverine

$166 - $235

Drive  •  23h 50m

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Detroit 1474.3 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Detroit is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 23h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Detroit is to fly which costs $190 - $1,200 and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Antonio to Detroit. However, there are services departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Antonio station to Detroit station. However, there are services departing from San Antonio Amtrak Station and arriving at Detroit Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 56m.

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The distance between San Antonio and Detroit is 1246 miles. The road distance is 1474.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Detroit without a car is to bus which takes 33h 35m and costs $150 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from San Antonio to Detroit, including transfers.

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San Antonio to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Antonio, Tx station.

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San Antonio to Detroit train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Antonio Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Detroit is to fly which takes 5h 53m and costs $190 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $220 and takes 33h 35m, you could also train, which costs $160 - $240 and takes 36h 56m.

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  • Distance: 1245.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Antonio to Detroit hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Antonio to Detroit via Dallas, Tx in around 33h 35m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Detroit via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Austin to Detroit via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Flint via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Flint via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Flint via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from San Antonio to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from San Antonio to Detroit via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from San Antonio to Detroit via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Austin to Detroit via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Antonio to Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,000
Flights from Austin to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Flint via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Detroit via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Flights from Austin to Detroit via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Flint via Houston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Austin to Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
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 San Antonio Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
30h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Premium
$370 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $380
Business Seat
$270 - $390
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Antonio to Austin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Flint, MI to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $170
Flexible
$170 - $250

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The quickest flight from San Antonio Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 1m.

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

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Detroit is 1h ahead of San Antonio. It is currently 4:02 PM in San Antonio and 5:02 PM in Detroit.

San Antonio to Detroit train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Detroit Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to Detroit is 1474 miles. It takes approximately 23h 50m to drive from San Antonio to Detroit.

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Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to Detroit Airport.

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Book your San Antonio to Detroit bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 167+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to San Antonio Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 38 min and costs $2.

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