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Journey Information

Detroit to Indianapolis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$44.07
Fastest time5h 35m
Trips per day2
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $44.07 was the low point for bus fares from Detroit to Indianapolis. Buses from Indianapolis to Detroit are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $44.07 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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $27.19 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 240 miles (386 kilometers) from Detroit, MI to Indianapolis, IN. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 35 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 Indianapolis. 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 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Detroit to Indianapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Detroit to Indianapolis. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Detroit to Indianapolis; ticket prices start at $73.45.

What bus companies travel from Detroit to Indianapolis?

There are 3 bus lines from Detroit, Michigan to Indianapolis, Indiana. Each of these companies only operates one bus on a typical day. The following table helps you compare the available choices:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines15h 36m$73.45
Greyhound110h 33m$75.38
Miller Transportation19h 57m$62.03

Where does the bus leave from in Detroit?

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

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

Where does the bus arrive in Indianapolis?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Indianapolis, Indiana:

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

Price trends for buses from Detroit to Indianapolis

Average prices by travel date

$80$53$27OctNov

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$134$107$80$53$273020100

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