Arlington to Ann Arbor Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $61
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 39min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 65 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 419 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$62 · 13h 54min · 77 lb of CO2
Washington to Ann Arbor
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$156 · 17h 56min · 201 lb of CO2
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$273 · 5h 43min · 514 lb of CO2
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Arlington to Ann Arbor Flights

There are 3 airports — DCA, IAD, BWI — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 1 airports — DTW — to access Ann Arbor. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Ann Arbor from Arlington, a flight is the quickest method.
$57 · 7h 19min · 83 lb of CO2
Arlington to Ann Arbor

Drive from Arlington to Ann Arbor

It's 420 miles between Arlington to Ann Arbor. On a typical day, it might take between 7h 19min and 7h 41min from Arlington to Ann Arbor under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 8h 3min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Ann Arbor by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $56.

What is the best way to travel from Arlington to Ann Arbor?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Ann Arbor. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Arlington to Ann Arbor?

On your trip from Arlington to Ann Arbor, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Arlington to Ann Arbor MI?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Arlington to Ann Arbor. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Ann Arbor is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Arlington/Ann Arbor buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Arlington is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Arlington VA and Ann Arbor during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Arlington to Ann Arbor? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Ann Arbor traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Ann Arbor is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Arlington to Ann Arbor?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Arlington to Ann Arbor is by bus. The bus costs $61 roughly and will take 13 hours 47 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Arlington to Ann Arbor?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Arlington area and Ann Arbor, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 18 hours 22 minutes. We recommend catching the train at WAS Washington Union Station, which is about 6 miles from Arlington. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from Arlington to Ann Arbor by car?

The total distance between Arlington and Ann Arbor is 420 miles and will take you about 7 hours 19 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $57.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Ann Arbor
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