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There are 8 ways to get from Buffalo to Detroit by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Buffalo to Detroit  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Detroit (DTW) BUF - DTW

$134 - $474

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Thru-Bus, bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street NY - Toronto: 5562 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Detroit, MI 5515 / ...

$36 - $101

6 alternative options

Thru-Bus to Billy Bishop Toronto City, fly to Windsor  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel
  2. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Windsor (YQG) YTZ - YQG

$98 - $334

Thru-Bus to Toronto, fly to Windsor  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Windsor (YQG) YYZ - YQG

$104 - $401

Train to Rochester, fly to Detroit  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Detroit (DTW) ROC - DTW

$189 - $436

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi 4427 / ...

$46 - $111

Train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls to Aldershot VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to Windsor VIA Rail

$98 - $212

Drive  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Detroit 257.2 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Detroit is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Detroit is to fly which costs $130 - $480 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, Ny and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Detroit is 217 miles. The road distance is 257.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Detroit without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Buffalo to Detroit, including transfers.

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Buffalo to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Buffalo, Ny station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Detroit is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $130 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 7 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs $95 - $220 and takes 7 h 33 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 216.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

Delta flies from Buffalo to Detroit every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buffalo to Detroit via Cleveland, Oh in around 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Windsor
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 Buffalo Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Train from Niagara Falls to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$16 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $70
Train from Aldershot to Windsor
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $60
Economy
$55 - $80
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$28 - $45
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45
Bus from Toronto, ON to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
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 Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Detroit is 257 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to drive from Buffalo to Detroit.

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Delta offers flights from Buffalo Airport to Detroit Airport.

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Book your Buffalo to Detroit bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to line 204 bus which takes 17 min and costs $2.

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