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There are 8 ways to get from Toronto to Detroit by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON

Drive

  1. Drive from Toronto to Detroit

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Windsor

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Windsor (YQG)

Fly Toronto to Windsor

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Windsor (YQG)

Fly Toronto to Detroit

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Detroit (DTW)

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Detroit

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Detroit (DTW)

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Windsor, ON - Holiday Inn Ambassador Bridge

Toronto to Detroit by train

The train journey time between Toronto and Detroit is around 4h 15m and covers a distance of around 224 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 59m. Operated by VIA Rail, the Toronto to Detroit train service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Windsor. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
4h 15m
Fastest train time:
3h 59m
Train distance:
224 miles
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
$65
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:37
Last train departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Detroit train schedules

Canada → United States
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  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
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Considerations leaving from Canada

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United States from Canada.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Detroit is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Detroit is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Detroit is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Canada from United States.

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Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Toronto to Detroit is to drive, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 4h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Detroit is to fly which costs $100 - $320 and takes 3h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Windsor, ON. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Toronto Union Station station and arriving at Windsor. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 18m.

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The distance between Toronto and Detroit is 208 miles. The road distance is 232.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Detroit without a car is to train which takes 4h 18m and costs $80 - $180.

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The train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor takes 4h 18m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Toronto to Detroit bus services, operated by Rider Express, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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Toronto to Detroit train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Detroit is to train which takes 4h 18m and costs $80 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 5h, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $320 and takes 3h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 207.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Detroit, MI, USA?

VIA Rail operates a train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $150 and the journey takes 4h 18m. Alternatively, Rider Express operates a bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON 4 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $310
Flights from Buffalo to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $340
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Toronto to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $340
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Windsor
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Niagara Airbus
Robert Q Airbus
Phone
(519) 679-2707
Email
courier@robertq.com
Website
robertq.com
Shuttle from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Windsor, ON - Holiday Inn Ambassador Bridge
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
reservation.robertq.com

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The quickest flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Windsor Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Toronto to Detroit bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Windsor, ON station.

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Toronto to Detroit train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Windsor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Detroit is 232 miles. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Toronto to Detroit.

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Porter Airlines offers flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Windsor Airport.

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There are 151+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is to car ferry which takes 2 min and costs $0 - $14.

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