Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie bus

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Detroit - Sault Ste. Marie Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie. Traveling by bus from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie usually takes around 12 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Indian Trails bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance295 mi (474 km)
Shortest duration11h 30m
Cheapest price$87.68
Most frequent serviceIndian Trails
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How much is a bus ticket from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie?

Bus tickets for a trip from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie cost $92.02 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Monthly avg. prices

If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $82. However, taking the bus from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie during August is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $96. The best way to find deals on a trip in August is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie. Indian Trails connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Indian Trails312h 26m$92.38
  • Book Indian Trails from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie from $88. There are 3 Indian Trails schedules from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to Sault Ste. Marie. In Detroit, Indian Trails departs to Sault Ste. Marie from Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and no other station. In Sault Ste. Marie, Indian Trails arrives at E Upper Peninsula Transit Auth Term - 4001 I-75 Business Spur and no other station.

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie takes 12 hours and 26 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Sault Ste. Marie in 11 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Indian Trails offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Sault Ste. Marie.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 474 kilometers from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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 Sault Ste. Marie 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie 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 Sault Ste. Marie; ticket prices start at $134.26.

City Information


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.

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 Sault Ste. Marie?

Main arrival station: E Upper Peninsula Transit Auth Term - 4001 I-75 Business Spur

All buses from Detroit arrive at one main station in Sault Ste. Marie.

Bus stations in Sault Ste. Marie:

  • E Upper Peninsula Transit Auth Term - 4001 I-75 Business Spur

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