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There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Michigan by plane, train, subway, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Reagan Washington to Detroit  •  3h 41m

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

$109 - $373

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Bus  •  15h 30m

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

$60 - $150

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Fly Reagan Washington to Lansing  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Lansing (LAN) DCA - LAN

$100 - $245

Train to Baltimore, fly to Detroit  •  3h 55m

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

$132 - $460

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Detroit  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Detroit (DTW) IAD - DTW

$115 - $380

Fly Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Grand Rapids (GRR) DCA - GRR

$133 - $753

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Grand Rapids, line 6 bus  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Grand Rapids (GRR) IAD - GRR
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Ottawa and Fulton

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 / ...

$94 - $249

Drive  •  8h 45m

  1. Drive from Washington to Detroit 524.7 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Michigan is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Michigan is to fly which costs $100 - $380 and takes 3h 41m.

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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 Michigan is 517 miles. The road distance is 524.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Michigan without a car is to train and bus which takes 15h 13m and costs $90 - $250.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Washington to Michigan, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Michigan is to fly which takes 3h 41m and costs $100 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $150 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 35m.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to Michigan.
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  • Distance: 516.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 41m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Michigan, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Washington to Livonia every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Detroit twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $150 and the journey takes 15h 30m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lansing via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lansing
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Grand Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lansing via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
13h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
Bus operators
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Ottawa and Fulton
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org
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 Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Washington, Dc to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Michigan is 525 miles. It takes approximately 8h 45m to drive from Washington to Michigan.

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

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Book your Washington to Michigan bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Michigan. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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