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Detroit - Ann Arbor Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Detroit to Ann Arbor. Traveling by bus from Detroit to Ann Arbor usually takes around one hour and 9 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Shortest duration0h 55m
Cheapest price$16.44
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Detroit to Ann Arbor?

Bus tickets for a trip from Detroit to Ann Arbor cost $20.74 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

$41$27$14JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Detroit to Ann Arbor is expected to be between $19 and $23. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 9, 2024, when tickets are available for July 9, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $19.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Detroit to Ann Arbor, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $19 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$34$27$21$14$73020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 22 days in advance to save up to $1.42.

What bus companies travel from Detroit to Ann Arbor?

There are 3 bus lines from Detroit to Ann Arbor available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound 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
FlixBus US10h 56m$23.04
Greyhound31h 11m$22.51
Indian Trails11h 10m$16.44
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Detroit to Ann Arbor, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Detroit to Ann Arbor every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 11 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Ann Arbor usually start from $21.

  • Book Indian Trails from Detroit to Ann Arbor from $16. There are 1 Indian Trails schedules from Detroit to Ann Arbor and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to Ann Arbor. In Detroit, Indian Trails departs to Ann Arbor from Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and no other station. In Ann Arbor, Indian Trails arrives at 331 S 4th Ave and no other station.

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Detroit to Ann Arbor takes 1 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Ann Arbor in 0 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Indian Trails offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Ann Arbor.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 9 minutes to cover the 58 kilometers from Detroit to Ann Arbor. However, the fastest bus only takes 55 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Ann Arbor at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Detroit to Ann Arbor, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Detroit to Ann Arbor every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Detroit to Ann Arbor without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Detroit to Ann Arbor; ticket prices start at $10.96.

City Information

Detroit

Often stigmatized as a dead city, Detroit is making a huge comeback, and it is fast becoming a hidden gem among travelers. Your first stop should be at the Detroit Institute of Art, the city’s foremost cultural destination. Featuring more than 100 galleries with artworks from masters such as Van Gogh or Diego Rivera, the museum offers tourists hours of artistic immersion and enjoyment. For those wishing to learn more about the history of Motown or Black American communities, the city’s Motown Museum and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be top-tier destinations. Finally, don’t miss out on the chance to catch a performance at the lavish Fox Theater, a national landmark.

As Detroit is the birthplace of Coney dog, it would be a huge miss if you pass up the chance to try out this masterpiece. One of the locals’ favorite Coney dog establishments is Lafayette Coney Island. Detroit’s craft beer scene is also quite lively, and some famous local brands include Batch Brewing Company and Detroit Beer Co.

The principal bus terminal in the city is on Howard St, where travelers can catch buses run by Greyhound, Indian Trails or Barons Bus. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the train station in New Center, north of downtown Detroit. Detroit is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, which is located in nearby Romulus.

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a quirky city filled with interesting secrets for curious travelers. The first thing to do in Ann Arbor is to check out its crown jewel, the University of Michigan. Boasting as many as 30 libraries and more than 16 museums, the university will fulfill every culturally-inclined traveler’s desires with ease. Nature lovers who enjoy a breath of fresh air should consider hopping on the Huron River Water Trail, which offers plenty of opportunities for paddling. Also don’t miss out on a show at the famous Michigan Theater, which offers retro shows and live acts.

Travelers can enjoy an authentic Ann Arbor culinary experience at Kerrytown, a historic quarter in the city. Located there are the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, as well as Zingerman’s Deli, both of which are local favorites.

The Amtrak station at 325 Depot St serves as the city’s main hub for both bus and train travel. From the station you can catch a bus or train to various cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and beyond. Ann Arbor is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Detroit?

Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St - DETGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St

Located near hip Corktown, the Detroit Greyhound Bus Station is minutes away from local breweries, diverse restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife. Besides Greyhound, many other bus carriers serve this station, including Indian Trails, Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, and Jefferson Lines. For travelers’ convenience, the station offers massive parking lots, clean restrooms, and lockers to rent. The station is a short walk from several local bus stops, and about a 15 minute walk from the closest light rail station to connect to neighborhoods throughout Detroit.

All bus stations in Detroit:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St

Where does the bus arrive in Ann Arbor?

Main arrival station: 325 Depot Street - Transit Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Ann Arbor.

Bus stations in Ann Arbor:

  • 325 Depot Street - Transit Station

  • 331 S 4th Ave

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