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Detroit to Indianapolis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$43.76
Fastest time5h 35m
Trips per day6
bus carriers3
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Detroit to Indianapolis

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Detroit to Indianapolis is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Detroit to Indianapolis were $51.71. By booking 17 days out, tickets are on average $28.11 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Detroit to Indianapolis?

The distance between Detroit and Indianapolis is approximately 240.22 miles, or 386.50 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 9 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What's the best day to take the bus from Detroit to Indianapolis?

If you want to avoid a crowded bus, Friday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for buses from Detroit to Indianapolis.

In contrast, the busiest bus day of the week is usually Wednesday. If you are planning to book travel for Wednesday, make sure to book your bus tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual.

Greyhound from Detroit to Indianapolis has the most daily schedules

On average there are 6 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Detroit to Indianapolis, with an average of 3 trips per day and 64 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Detroit to Indianapolis. Of the 6 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Detroit to Indianapolis starts at $71.60.

3 carriers offer Detroit to Indianapolis bus trips

Barons Bus Lines

Book Barons Bus Lines from Detroit to Indianapolis from $72.93. There are 1 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Detroit to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay $72.93 for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Indianapolis. In Detroit, Barons Bus Lines departs to Indianapolis from Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and no other station. In Indianapolis, Barons Bus Lines arrives at 350 S Illinois St and no other station.

An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Detroit to Indianapolis takes 5 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $72.93 for a weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 35m
Avg. Price
$72.93

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Detroit to Indianapolis from $53.04. There are 3 Greyhound schedules from Detroit to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay $67.86 for a Greyhound ticket to Indianapolis. In Detroit, Greyhound departs to Indianapolis from Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and 1 other station. In Indianapolis, Greyhound arrives at 350 S Illinois St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Detroit to Indianapolis takes 10 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Indianapolis in 5 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $72.83 for a weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
10h 24m
Avg. Price
$67.86

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Detroit to Indianapolis from $43.76. There are 1 Miller Transportation schedules from Detroit to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay $63.71 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Indianapolis. In Detroit, Miller Transportation departs to Indianapolis from Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and 1 other station. In Indianapolis, Miller Transportation arrives at 350 S Illinois St and no other station.

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Detroit to Indianapolis takes 9 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Indianapolis in 5 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $66.16 for a weekend getaway trip to Indianapolis.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 35m
Avg. Price
$63.71

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Detroit. Most bus trips to Indianapolis will depart from:
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St
  • 11 W Baltimore Ave
Bus trips arrive in Indianapolis at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Indianapolis for trips arriving from Detroit:
  • 350 S Illinois St
  • Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr