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Other ways to get from New York to Detroit

There are usually 4 daily train trips from New York to Detroit.

Coach
Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
£78.54
Avg. Price
£186.28
Daily Trips
Daily Trips
19
Daily Trips
4
Duration
Duration
20h 27m
Duration
1d 1h 39m
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Journey Information

There are 25 intercity coaches per day from New York to Detroit. Traveling by coach from New York to Detroit usually takes around 19 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Trailways coach can make the trip in 15 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance481 mi (773 km)
Shortest duration15h 45m
Cheapest price£25.90
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for coaches from New York to Detroit

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Peyton

23 September 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Charging outlets weren’t functional

4.0

Shane

17 September 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Information about waiting times in ohio up front

4.0

Avalarea

7 June 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: I Enjoy My Time. Cons: Too Many Rest Stop Breaks And Not Long Enough . Two Or Three Long Rest Stop Breaks Would Be Better Than Too Many Short Ones .

How much is a coach ticket from New York to Detroit?

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Detroit cost £67.38 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.

Average prices by travel date

£104£70£35JulAug

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from New York to Detroit is expected to be between £70 and £94. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 13 August 2024, when tickets are available for 13 August 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just £72.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from New York to Detroit are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £80. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost £98, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

£135£108£81£54£273020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 26 days in advance to save £69.68 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from New York to Detroit?

There are 3 bus lines from New York to Detroit available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways718h 44m£93.95
FlixBus US922h 25m£100.43
Greyhound918h 58m£88.69
  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 9 trips per day from New York to Detroit, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 9 bus trips from New York to Detroit every day, with the average journey taking around 18 hours and 58 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Detroit usually start from £26.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 19 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 481 miles from New York to Detroit. However, the fastest coach only takes 15 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week."

The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from New York to Detroit, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 25 scheduled coaches that travel from New York to Detroit every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct coach. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different coach at any point during your trip. Direct coaches also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Detroit; ticket prices start at £78.16.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 coach leave from in New York?

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Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All coach stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • 145 Canal St

Where does the coach arrive in Detroit?

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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.

Coach stations in Detroit:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St

  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

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