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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New York to Detroit?

Lowest price$49.00
Fastest train15h 55m
Trains per day4
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Detroit 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 New York to Detroit?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Detroit. 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.

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

In the last month, $108.18 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Detroit, MI. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $74.56 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between New York and Detroit is approximately 481 miles, or 773 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 15 hours and 55 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?

Trains from New York to Detroit are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from New York to Detroit?

There are 4 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 Detroit to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Detroit for $74.00.

Which train should you take from New York to Detroit?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New York, New York to Detroit, Michigan. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak423h 31m$130.00

Amtrak train tickets from New York to Detroit start from $49, and on average cost $130. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Detroit. Amtrak in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Detroit trains arrive at 11 W Baltimore Ave, From New York to Detroit train travel on Amtrak takes 23 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to Detroit faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 15 hours and 55 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $128 for a one-way train ticket to Detroit.

Price trends for trains from New York to Detroit

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Detroit, MI

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Mariah

April 7, 2021 - Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: The train was not too full so I got two seats to myself! Tips: Bring a pillow and blanket for maximum comfort if you can spare the space! Pros: The train was not too full so I got two seats to myself! Tips: Bring a pillow and blanket for maximum comfort if you can spare the space!

5.0

David

February 7, 2021 - Regular commuter

Amtrak

Pros: The train was so fast, efficient and much more comfortable than a bus. The staff was friendly and helpful. Cons: A "Quiet Car" would have been great. It's hard to sleep next to people who want to be talking, etc, on their phone the whole trip. Pros: The train was so fast, efficient and much more comfortable than a bus. The staff was friendly and helpful. Cons: A "Quiet Car" would have been great. It's hard to sleep next to people who want to be talking, etc, on their phone the whole trip.

5.0

Ms.Naza

July 19, 2019 -

Amtrak

Pros: I felt... safe and it was fairly quiet...no waits for the bathroom... Cons: I took Amtrak train... from Toronto Canada to Las Vegas NV.... the staff made sure that the passengers were quite... they often spoke to passengers... informing them.. that everyone was t... Pros: I felt... safe and it was fairly quiet...no waits for the bathroom... Cons: I took Amtrak train... from Toronto Canada to Las Vegas NV.... the staff made sure that the passengers were quite... they often spoke to passengers... informing them.. that everyone was traveling and were tired....so they informed the passengers to wear ear buds to listen to music etc.... and to go to the common shared cars to talk and visit etc.... I was very appreciative for that....as many of us...were hit n long trips... and needed our rest.... Tips: Bring some snacks...More

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