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There are 8 ways to get from Wisconsin to Michigan by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly from Appleton  •  2h 24m

  1. Fly from Appleton (ATW) to Detroit (DTW) ATW - DTW

$195 - $942

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Bus, Megabus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago
  2. Take the Megabus from Chicago to Downtown Detroit

$39 - $60

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Fly from Green Bay  •  2h 23m

  1. Fly from Green Bay (GRB) to Detroit (DTW) GRB - DTW

$161 - $749

Fly from Milwaukee, taxi  •  3h 30m

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Detroit (DTW) MKE - DTW
  2. Take a taxi from Michigan & Middlebelt to Livonia

$198 - $452

Line 04 bus to Madison, fly  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the line 04 bus from N Lake & University to North Transfer Point
  2. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Detroit (DTW) MSN - DTW

$140 - $724

Train  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station Wolverine

$79 - $191

Bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi 5508 / ...

$47 - $117

Drive  •  6h 10m

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Detroit 374.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wisconsin to Michigan is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Wisconsin to Michigan is to fly which costs $160 - $750 and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wisconsin to Michigan. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, WI and arriving at Downtown Detroit via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 5m.

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The distance between Wisconsin and Michigan is 256 miles. The road distance is 374.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Wisconsin to Michigan without a car is to train which takes 7h 53m and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Wisconsin to Michigan, including transfers.

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Wisconsin to Michigan bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Milwaukee, WI station.

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The best way to get from Wisconsin to Michigan is to fly which takes 2h 24m and costs $190 - $950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 7h 53m, you could also bus and Megabus, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 8h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Appleton Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Wisconsin to Michigan bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Downtown Detroit station.

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Map of how to get from Wisconsin to Michigan.
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  • Distance: 256.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 24m

What companies run services between Wisconsin, USA and Michigan, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from Appleton to Livonia 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milwaukee to Detroit via Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak Station, and Woodward @ Baltimore Sb in around 7h 53m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Appleton to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Green Bay to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Madison to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Appleton to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Madison to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
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
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from N Lake & University to North Transfer Point
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Downtown Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
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 Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Other operators
Taxi from Michigan & Middlebelt to Livonia
Ave. Duration
10m
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Southfield Cab Express
Phone
+1 248-631-6660
Metroride
Phone
+1 248-666-2110
Website
metroride.com
Ace Cars Transportation
Phone
+1 313-412-6333
Website
squareup.com

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Michigan is 1h ahead of Wisconsin. It is currently 10:31 PM in Wisconsin and 11:31 PM in Michigan.

Yes, the driving distance between Wisconsin to Michigan is 374 miles. It takes approximately 6h 10m to drive from Wisconsin to Michigan.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Appleton Airport to Detroit Airport.

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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 Wisconsin to Appleton Airport is to taxi which takes 8m and costs $18 - $23.

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