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Journey Information

Detroit, MI to Newark, NJ bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$98.82
Fastest time15h 5m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Detroit to Newark 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.

Does the bus take you directly from Detroit to Newark?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Detroit to Newark. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

How much is a bus ticket from Detroit to Newark?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $98.82 was the low point for bus fares from Detroit to Newark. Buses from Newark to Detroit are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $98.82 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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $40.24 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 17 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 472 miles (759 kilometers) from Detroit, MI to Newark, NJ. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Newark 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Detroit?

The first bus leaves at 2:00pm and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Detroit to Newark, 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 Newark. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Detroit, MI to Newark, NJ; ticket prices start at $152.24.

What bus companies travel from Detroit to Newark?

There is one bus company that operates from Detroit to Newark. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound217h 22m$112.70

Where does the bus leave from in Detroit?

Most buses depart from the main station in Detroit, Michigan:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

All buses from Detroit arrive at one main station in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station

Price trends for buses from Detroit to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$160$107$53SepSep

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$134$107$80$53$273020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Detroit, MI to Newark, NJ
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Kaylin
4.0
November 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driving was smooth for the most part.
Cons
It was unprofessional that the second driver was an hour and a half past the original departure time when we were in Cleveland, Ohio. Also it wasn't appreciated how rude and unhelpful the terminal staff was in that situation.
Tips
Be prepared to be behind schedule.

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