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Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit bus

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Sault Ste. Marie - Detroit Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit. Traveling by bus from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit usually takes around 11 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Indian Trails bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance295 mi (474 km)
Shortest duration10h 40m
Cheapest price$90.24
Most frequent serviceIndian Trails
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit?

$91.61 is the average price of a bus ticket from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $82 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

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

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit. 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 Trails311h 30m$94.11
  • Book Indian Trails from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit from $90. There are 3 Indian Trails schedules from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to Detroit. In Sault Ste. Marie, Indian Trails departs to Detroit from E Upper Peninsula Transit Auth Term - 4001 I-75 Business Spur and no other station. In Detroit, Indian Trails arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and no other station.

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit takes 11 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Detroit in 10 hours and 40 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 474 kilometers from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 40 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.

"Because many passengers travel from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00am. To see the times for all buses from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit 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 Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit; ticket prices start at $177.75.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sault Ste. Marie?

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

Most buses depart from the main station in Sault Ste. Marie.

All bus stations in Sault Ste. Marie:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Detroit?

Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St - DETGLI-0

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Main arrival 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.

Bus stations in Detroit:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St

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