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Journey Information

Detroit to Chicago coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£18.83
Shortest Duration5h 0m
Trips per day10
Coach lines3

Detroit to Chicago Route Map

Detroit Chicago

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to get from Detroit to Chicago?

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Chicago is by bus. Bus tickets start at just $10 and average $26, while train tickets from Detroit to Chicago cost at least $31.

Is it better to take Megabus or Greyhound from Detroit to Chicago?

The Megabus and Greyhound both have their pros and cons when traveling from Detroit to Chicago. Greyhound has 16 trips per day, while Megabus has only 3. Also, on average, Greyhound tends to be almost $5 cheaper, with tickets averaging $24.98. For comparison, Megabus tickets average $29.08.

That said, Megabus typically arrives about an hour faster because it does not need to make as many stops. In addition, Megabus tickets for this route can be found as cheap as $10 if booked in advance.

Can you make a round trip from Detroit to Chicago in one day?

It would be difficult to make a round trip from Detroit to Chicago in one day. The fastest possible duration is 5 hours and 20 minutes, which means a round trip would consist of almost 11 hours of driving time. Megabus offers the fastest average travel time at 5 hours and 38 minutes, but even then it probably makes more sense for you to spend the night in Chicago and return to Detroit the following day.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Detroit to Chicago 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 coach 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, coach 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.

How much is a coach ticket from Detroit to Chicago?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £21.97 was the low point for coach fares from Detroit to Chicago. Coaches from Chicago to Detroit are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £21.97 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £17.91 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 7 hours and 46 minutes to cover the 237 miles (381 kilometers) from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours, The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Chicago. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Detroit?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 15:00. To see the times for all coaches from Detroit to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from Detroit to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Detroit to Chicago; ticket prices start at £25.11.

What coach companies travel from Detroit to Chicago?

There are 3 coach lines from Detroit, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois. With 9 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound97h 45m£26.22
Miller Transportation18h 10m£69.94
OurBus15h 0m£29.61

Where does the coach leave from in Detroit?

Coaches to Chicago leave from multiple locations in Detroit, Michigan. These are the 3 most popular coach stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St
  • 11 W Baltimore Ave
  • VA Med. Center - 225 E Canfield St

Where does the coach arrive in Chicago?

Coaches arrive in Chicago at 5 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St

Price trends for coaches from Detroit to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

£47£31£16NovDec

Monthly average prices

£39£31£24£16£8JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

£59£47£35£24£123020100

coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL
4.6
Based on 9 ratings and reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.2
Brittney
4.0
25 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
I GOT A DEAL ON MY ROUND TRIP! I GOT A DEAL ON MY ROUND TRIP!
Natalie
5.0
27 September 2019Visiting family
Pros
I love the late night buses I get to sleep through the night. I love the late night buses I get to sleep through the night.
Caitlin
3.0
12 July 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Driver. Ability to sleep on bus (rather than driving)Driver. Ability to sleep on bus (rather than driving)
Cons
Cleanliness of bus, specifically near windows. More comfortable seats, could feel like springs and metal through seatCleanliness of bus, specifically near windows. More comfortable seats, could feel like springs and metal through seat
Guilherme Eduardo
5.0
20 June 2019Business
Pros
non-stop tripnon-stop trip
Cons
better seats or better seat options to buybetter seats or better seat options to buy

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Aundreana
4.0
15 October 2019Business
Pros
Quick and efficient. AffordableQuick and efficient. Affordable
Cons
WiFi reliability. Leg space WiFi reliability. Leg space
Tips
Bring a blanket! Temperature was uncomfortable. Leg space was tight. Bring a blanket! Temperature was uncomfortable. Leg space was tight.
Sascha
5.0
16 July 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very relaxed and also the little break Very relaxed and also the little break
Cons
Switch on the TV s and make the online WiFi work Switch on the TV s and make the online WiFi work
Tips
Try it Try it

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Ricardo
5.0
27 November 2019Solo travel
Pros
The experience of the driver The experience of the driver

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