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Train Route Overview: Detroit to New York

There are 9 daily trains from Detroit to New York. Traveling by train from Detroit to New York usually takes around 25 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 19 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance481 mi (773 km)
Fastest train19h 20m
Lowest price£43.63
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Detroit to New York

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Jenilee

29 March 2022- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: The price was hard to beat. Leg room was good, and seats were bot horrible, but a 16 hour train trip was tough to do sitting up. Cons: Food. Bathrooms being cleaned. Seating groups/couples together. The heat in our car was malfunctioning, so it was SUPER hot. I...

Pros: The price was hard to beat. Leg room was good, and seats were bot horrible, but a 16 hour train trip was tough to do sitting up. Cons: Food. Bathrooms being cleaned. Seating groups/couples together. The heat in our car was malfunctioning, so it was SUPER hot. I guess they couldn't fix it? Tips: Seats are first come first serve in coach... so if your car is full you may have to sit next to a stranger and leave your group. Bring food and drinks. Bathrooms get pretty dirty- by the end of the trip they were gross. Lights stay on all night, and they're bright- eye mask if you want dark. Wear comfy clothes/shoes if you are taking a long ride.

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5.0

robyn

10 September 2021- Business

Amtrak

Pros: It was great. Comfy. Beautiful. Cons: More healthy options for food please. Tips: Bring healthy snacks.

Pros: It was great. Comfy. Beautiful. Cons: More healthy options for food please. Tips: Bring healthy snacks.

5.0

Amy

10 July 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: I like that it wasn’t very packed during the pandemic it was spacious and everyone respected the guidelines. Cons: There also be business class and first class to nyc and have better WiFi. It’s a long trip. Tips: Bring a blanket it’s gets cold.

Pros: I like that it wasn’t very packed during the pandemic it was spacious and everyone respected the guidelines. Cons: There also be business class and first class to nyc and have better WiFi. It’s a long trip. Tips: Bring a blanket it’s gets cold.

What is the price of a train ticket from Detroit to New York?

£91.71 is the average price of a bus ticket from Detroit to New York. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

£174£116£58SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Detroit to New York will vary between £93 and £162. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Detroit over the next 7 days is £110. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Detroit to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £93 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Detroit to New York in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £116 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Detroit will be about £148.31 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Detroit to New York?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Detroit to New York. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak91d 1h 38m£151.33
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 9 Amtrak trains from Detroit to New York every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £44.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Detroit to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Detroit to New York?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Detroit to New York. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Detroit to New York?

The distance between Detroit and New York is approximately 481 miles, or 773 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 25 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for train travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Detroit at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many train schedules are there most days?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Detroit.

City Information

Detroit

Often stigmatized as a dead city, Detroit is making a huge comeback, and it is fast becoming a hidden gem among travelers. Your first stop should be at the Detroit Institute of Art, the city’s foremost cultural destination. Featuring more than 100 galleries with artworks from masters such as Van Gogh or Diego Rivera, the museum offers tourists hours of artistic immersion and enjoyment. For those wishing to learn more about the history of Motown or Black American communities, the city’s Motown Museum and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be top-tier destinations. Finally, don’t miss out on the chance to catch a performance at the lavish Fox Theater, a national landmark.

As Detroit is the birthplace of Coney dog, it would be a huge miss if you pass up the chance to try out this masterpiece. One of the locals’ favorite Coney dog establishments is Lafayette Coney Island. Detroit’s craft beer scene is also quite lively, and some famous local brands include Batch Brewing Company and Detroit Beer Co.

The principal bus terminal in the city is on Howard St, where travelers can catch buses run by Greyhound, Indian Trails or Barons Bus. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the train station in New Center, north of downtown Detroit. Detroit is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, which is located in nearby Romulus.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Detroit?

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Main departure station: 11 W Baltimore Ave

Detroit’s Amtrak station connects Motor City with the nation’s rail network via three daily trains on the Amtrak Wolverine, which runs from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan. Bus service on Miller Transportation also operates from the Amtrak Station on 11 W Baltimore Avenue, and from the adjacent platform, travelers can connect to the QLine streetcar system. The station’s amenities include clean restrooms, vending machines, and onsite customer service staff. Thanks to its location in the New Center neighborhood, the Amtrak station is surrounded by various restaurants and is one block away from the historic landmark, Cadillac Place.

All train stations in Detroit:

  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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