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

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Fly to Detroit  •  7 h 3 min

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

$155 - $436

5 alternative options

Fly to Windsor  •  11 h 1 min

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

$189 - $760

Fly to Toledo, bus  •  10 h 9 min

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

$250 - $976

Train  •  2 days 3 h

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

$322 - $936

Bus  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Indianapolis, IN
  4. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Detroit, MI

$294 - $643

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 7 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Detroit is to fly which costs $150 - $440 and takes 7 h 3 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 Portland, Or, Denver, CO and Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16 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 and arriving at Detroit Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. 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 7 h 3 min to get from Seattle to Detroit, including transfers.

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Seattle to Detroit bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Seattle, WA station.

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

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The best way to get from Seattle to Detroit is to fly which takes 7 h 3 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 $290 - $650 and takes 2 days 16 h.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 1944.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 3 min

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

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

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Toledo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Toledo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Vancouver, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Windsor via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
11 h 22 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Detroit via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
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 Seattle King Street Station to Chicago Union Station
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 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

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, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Portland, Or to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
28 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 13 min.

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Seattle to Detroit bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Detroit, MI station.

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Detroit is 3 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 4:34 PM in Seattle and 7:34 PM 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., American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $67 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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