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Journey Information

Indianapolis to Detroit bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$60.63
Fastest time6h 10m
Trips per day8
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Indianapolis to Detroit right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Indianapolis to Detroit?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $67.22 was the low point for bus fares from Indianapolis to Detroit. Buses from Detroit to Indianapolis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $67.22 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $32.75 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 240 miles (386 kilometers) from Indianapolis, IN to Detroit, MI. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 10 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Indianapolis?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Indianapolis to Detroit, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Indianapolis to Detroit every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Indianapolis to Detroit; ticket prices start at $72.49.

What bus companies travel from Indianapolis to Detroit?

There are 3 bus lines from Indianapolis, Indiana to Detroit, Michigan. With 6 daily trips, Miller Transportation usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines16h 10m$72.49
Greyhound27h 45m$81.10
Miller Transportation610h 7m$94.56

Where does the bus leave from in Indianapolis?

Indianapolis, Indiana has two bus stations with service to Detroit, Michigan:

  • Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr
  • 350 S Illinois St

Where does the bus arrive in Detroit?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Detroit, Michigan:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St
  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

Price trends for buses from Indianapolis to Detroit

Average prices by travel date

$99$66$33SepOct

Monthly average prices

$99$79$59$40$20ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$132$105$79$53$263020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Indianapolis, IN to Detroit, MI
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
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4.0
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4.0
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