How to get from West Lafayette to Detroit

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Recommended option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 38 min

  1. 4970
  2. 5508 / ...

$48 - $121

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. 4970
  2. Wolverine

$67 - $176

Bus Barons Bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. 0358 / ...
  2. Schedules 0014 and 0015 / ...

$48 - $110

Train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Cardinal / ...
  2. Wolverine

$82 - $201

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. 273.5 miles

$26 - $40

Fly from Indianapolis  •  5 h 2 min

  1. IND - DTW

$239 - $429

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5 h 34 min

  1. MDW - DTW

$144 - $310

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 55 min

  1. ORD - DTW

$132 - $358

What companies run services between West Lafayette, IN, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from West Lafayette to Detroit via Chicago, Il in around 7 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from West Lafayette to Detroit via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 9 h 28 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Dearborn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
Hoosier Ride
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between West Lafayette and Detroit is 386 km. The road distance is 438 km.

The cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to Detroit is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from West Lafayette to Detroit is to fly which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $230 - $430.

No, there is no direct train from West Lafayette to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Lafayette Amtrak and arriving at Detroit Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 28 min.

No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Lafayette and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 38 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to get from West Lafayette to Detroit, including transfers.