There are 7 ways to get from Seattle to Detroit by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Detroit  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Detroit (DTW) SEA - DTW

$155 - $436

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Fly to Toledo, bus  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Toledo (TOL) SEA - TOL
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi

$260 - $926

Fly to Windsor  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Windsor (YQG) SEA - YQG

$189 - $760

Fly to Lansing, bus  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Lansing (LAN) SEA - LAN
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi

$250 - $1,041

Train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak Wolverine

$322 - $936

Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 948
  3. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Minneapolis, MN 702 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  5. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi

$348 - $637

Drive  •  37 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Detroit 2395.7 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Detroit is to fly which costs $150 - $440 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Detroit is to fly which costs $150 - $440 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Missoula, MT, Billings, MT, Hennepin Ave & 10th St N, Minneapolis, Mn and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Seattle station to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Detroit Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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The distance between Seattle and Detroit is 1944 miles. The road distance is 2395.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Detroit without a car is to train which takes 2 days 3 h and costs $320 - $950.

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It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Seattle to Detroit, including transfers.

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Seattle to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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Seattle to Detroit train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Detroit is to fly which takes 6 h 59 min and costs $150 - $440. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $320 - $950 and takes 2 days 3 h, you could also bus, which costs $340 - $650 and takes 2 days 4 h.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 1944.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 59 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Seattle to Detroit hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Seattle to Detroit via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Lansing via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Lansing via Portland, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Lansing via Pasco, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Lansing via Portland, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Lansing via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Lansing via Spokane, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Toledo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Toledo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Toledo via Portland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Vancouver, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
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
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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, 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
Bus from Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 9 min.

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

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Detroit is 3 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 11:12 PM in Seattle and 2:12 AM in Detroit.

Seattle to Detroit train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Detroit Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Detroit is 2396 miles. It takes approximately 37 h 6 min to drive from Seattle to Detroit.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Seattle Airport to Detroit Airport.

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The nearest airport to Detroit is Windsor (YQG) Airport which is 6.3 miles away. Other nearby airports include Detroit (DTW) (18.1 miles), Flint (FNT) (57 miles), Lansing (LAN) (84.8 miles) and Cleveland (CLE) (89.5 miles).

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There are 136+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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