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Washington, DC to Detroit, MI by train

The journey from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI by train is 394.88 mi and takes 53 hr 7 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:05 PM and the last at 10:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI by train for as little as $249.16 or as much as $307.39. The best price for this journey is $249.16.

Lowest Price$249.16
Journey Duration53 hr 7 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$249.16
Highest Price$307.39
First Departure4:05 PM
Last Departure10:00 PM
Distance394.88 mi
DepartureWashington, DC
ArrivalDetroit, MI
CarriersAmtrak

Washington, DC to Detroit, MI Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI?

The prices for train tickets from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI will cost $249.16. The average train ticket price is approximately $278.27. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $278.27 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI.

How long will it take me to travel from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI by train?

The distance between Washington, DC and Detroit, MI is approximately 394.88 mi. In general, it will take you about 53 hr 7 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Washington, DC and Detroit, MI will complete the journey in 50 hr 10 min. On average, it will take you about 53 hr 7 min to travel the 394.88 mi between Washington, DC and Detroit, MI.

When do departures from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Washington, DC at 4:05 PM, and the last departure will leave at 10:00 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI leaving at 4:05 PM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 10:00 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

What are the stations on the Washington, DC to Detroit, MI route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Washington, DC from the following stations: Baltimore–Washington International Airport, BWI,Washington DC Union Station,Springfield - Franconia,Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, DCA. Arriving at Detroit, MI, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Detroit Amtrak Station. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Detroit, MI.

How many journeys from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 2 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI varies, but in general, you can expect to find 0 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 2 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Washington, DC - Detroit, MI train tickets can be found for as low as $88.65 if you’re lucky, or $164.90 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $249.16.

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When travelling to Detroit, MI by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Washington, DC to Detroit, MI CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
44.49kg
Bus
47.66kg
Flight
127.1kg
Car
101.68kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Washington, DC and Detroit, MI are 44.49kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Washington, DC and Detroit, MI? By taking the train between Washington, DC and Detroit, MI you will save 82.61kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.17kg compared to a bus and 57.19kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI?
A train ticket from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI is $278.27. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $249.16.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI is $249.16. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Washington, DC and Detroit, MI by train?
Washington, DC to Detroit, MI is 394.88 mi.
How long does the train between Washington, DC and Detroit, MI take?
Washington, DC to Detroit, MI is on average 53 hr 7 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 50 hr 10 min.
How many train connections per day go from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI?
Washington, DC to Detroit, MI has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI leave?
The earliest train from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI departs at 4:05 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI depart?
The latest train from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI departs at 10:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $249.16 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Washington, DC to Detroit, MI by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Washington, DC and Detroit, MI is 50 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct train from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI?
Yes, there is a direct train between Washington, DC and Detroit, MI.
What are the CO2 emissions for Washington, DC to Detroit, MI by train?
The train journey from Washington, DC to Detroit, MI creates 44.49kg of CO2 emissions.

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