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Journey Information

Detroit to Los Angeles bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$150.90
Fastest time56h 5m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Detroit to Los Angeles 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 Detroit to Los Angeles?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $178.95 was the low point for bus fares from Detroit to Los Angeles. Buses from Los Angeles to Detroit are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $178.95 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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $179.12 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 60 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 1979 miles (3185 kilometers) from Detroit, MI to Los Angeles, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 56 hours and 5 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Los Angeles. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Detroit?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Detroit to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Detroit to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Detroit to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $237.71.

What bus companies travel from Detroit to Los Angeles?

There is one bus company that operates from Detroit to Los Angeles. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound52d 12h 54m$277.53

Where does the bus leave from in Detroit?

Buses to Los Angeles leave from multiple locations in Detroit, Michigan. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Los Angeles, California:

  • North Hollywood Bus Station
  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
  • Union Station

Price trends for buses from Detroit to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$341$227$114SepOct

Monthly average prices

$300$240$180$120$60ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$334$267$200$134$673020100

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