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

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3h 59m

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

$155 - $265

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Bus  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Detroit, Mi 1605 / ...

$60 - $90

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Detroit (DTW) IAD - DTW

$220 - $340

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Detroit (DTW) BWI - DTW

$165 - $303

Train, bus  •  15h 13m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1090 / ...

$77 - $108

Drive  •  8h 44m

  1. Drive from Washington to Detroit 524.7 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Detroit is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Detroit is to fly which costs $150 - $270 and takes 3h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Detroit, Mi. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 30m.

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The distance between Washington and Detroit is 397 miles. The road distance is 524.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Detroit without a car is to train and bus which takes 15h 13m and costs $75 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Washington to Detroit, including transfers.

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Washington to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Detroit is to fly which takes 3h 59m and costs $150 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 15h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 29m.

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

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  • Distance: 396.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 59m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and Air Canada fly from Washington to Detroit every 2 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington, Dc to Detroit, Mi twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 15h 30m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $240
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
13h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Washington, Dc to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $90
Flexible
$95 - $140

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Detroit is 525 miles. It takes approximately 8h 44m to drive from Washington to Detroit.

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

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Book your Washington to Detroit bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 180+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $3.

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