The driving distance from Cleveland, Ohio to Detroit, Michigan is:

169 miles / 272 km

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Driving distance from Cleveland, OH to Detroit, MI

The total driving distance from Cleveland, OH to Detroit, MI is 169 miles or 272 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Cleveland, Ohio. It ends in Detroit, Michigan.

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Detroit has some of the most historic buildings in America. When in Detroit check out the Guardian Building, Fisher Building, Penobscot Building, The GM Renaissance Center, Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, The Henry Ford, Westin Book Cadillac, One Detroit Center, Fox Theatre and Lafayette Park.

The Guardian Building showcases the fine workmanship of the roaring 20s. It is a National Historic Landmark. Tours are available through It is one of the must-see buildings when visiting Detroit. Another National Historic Landmark is the Fisher Building. This 29-story art deco building with beautiful frescoed ceiling, 3-story arcade, art deco chandeliers and a 2,000-seat theater is the world’s largest marble clad commercial building.

The Penobscot is named after a Native American tribe from Maine. Check out its beautiful 4-story arched entrance on Griswold Street.

If you are looking to stay in a historic building and a National Historic Landmark, check out the historic Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Hotel. This Italian Renaissance-style hotel was completed in 1924 and was the tallest building in Detroit and the tallest hotel in the world at that time. The original owners were Detroit’s famous Book brothers and today it is part of the Westin hotel group.

Cleveland, Ohio

City: Cleveland
State: Ohio
Country: United States
Category: cities

Detroit, Michigan

City: Detroit
State: Michigan
Country: United States
Category: cities

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