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Journey Information

Cincinnati to Detroit bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$49.41
Fastest time4h 20m
Trips per day5
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Cincinnati to Detroit 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 Cincinnati to Detroit?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Cincinnati to Detroit. 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 Cincinnati to Detroit?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $52.75 was the low point for bus fares from Cincinnati to Detroit. Buses from Detroit to Cincinnati are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $52.75 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 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $28.39 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 10 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 236 miles (380 kilometers) from Cincinnati, OH to Detroit, MI. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 19.8 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cincinnati?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cincinnati to Detroit, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Cincinnati to Detroit every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cincinnati to Detroit; ticket prices start at $98.82.

What bus companies travel from Cincinnati to Detroit?

There are 3 bus lines from Cincinnati, Ohio to Detroit, Michigan. With 3 daily trips, Barons Bus Lines 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
Barons Bus Lines312h 46m$61.08
Greyhound25h 55m$60.51
Tornado Bus14h 20m$235.77

Where does the bus leave from in Cincinnati?

Buses to Detroit leave from multiple locations in Cincinnati, Ohio. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave
  • Univ of Cinc - 2815 Commons Way
  • Las Delicias

Where does the bus arrive in Detroit?

Buses arrive in Detroit at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Detroit, Michigan:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St
  • 1938 Campbell St
  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Cincinnati, OH to Detroit, MI
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