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Chicago to Detroit bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€9.04
Shortest Duration5h 10m
Trips per day23
bus carriers4
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Detroit
4.5
Based on 6 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
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Ammara
4.0
18 November 2019Vacation
Pros
It was good.
Cons
It should be on time. but overall staff was really helpful.
Tips
It was really good.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
5.0
Value
4.2
Condition
4.8
Natalia
5.0
21 February 2020Business
Pros
The driver was very funny. His name was Ronnie. Give him a raise!!! And we had the same driver next day on our journey back. Same charisma and mood. I totally loved him!
Cons
Wifi wasn't working in neither trip. That would have been useful for me that I came from abroad and don't have internet here in my cellphone.
Raniswala
4.0
30 September 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I am so happy..and saved my time..lm visiters in America..I don't have Long time to stay here...last few times I use Grayhound bus service..I have only bad experience about Grayhound buses..I appreciate this bus service.
Cons
Good
Tips
Very good service
Derise
5.0
30 June 2019Visiting family
Cons
n/a
Tips
have earbuds in case folks around you talk the entire5 hour trip from8am on!

Frequently Asked Questions

How many bus carriers go from Chicago to Detroit?

There are about 20 scheduled bus trips per day from Chicago to Detroit, with 4 carriers that operate this route. Out of 20 scheduled bus trips, 10 of them are direct connections to Detroit. Greyhound has the most scheduled bus trips with an average of 12 per day. Other carriers include, Megabus, Miller Transportation and Indian Trails.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Detroit by bus?

By bus it takes an average of 5 hours from Chicago to Detroit. The cheapest average bus ticket costs about $24.69. By booking early, you can typically save about $11 versus booking the day before your trip.

Is Detroit a good day-trip from Chicago?

Even though the distance between Detroit and Chicago isn’t too far (about 300 miles), an overnight stay or weekend trip to Detroit is probably better than a day-trip. Even if you were to take a bus or train, the ride is about 4.5 hours each way.

How much does a bus ticket from Chicago to Detroit cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to Detroit were €20.28.

The best way to find cheap coach tickets from Chicago to Detroit is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 23 days out, tickets are on average €9.51 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Chicago to Detroit?

The distance between Chicago and Detroit is approximately 237.17 miles, or 381.59 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 6 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Chicago to Detroit?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Detroit by bus is on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Sunday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Detroit?

On average there are 23 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Chicago to Detroit, with an average of 16.1 trips per day and 241.5 monthly trips. 4 bus carriers currently travel from Chicago to Detroit. Of the 23 trips there are 15 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Chicago to Detroit start at €18.09.

4 carriers offer Chicago to Detroit bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Detroit from €20.80. There are 16.1 Greyhound schedules from Chicago to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay €24.69 for a Greyhound ticket to Detroit. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Detroit from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 2 other stations. In Detroit, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Detroit takes 7 hours and 27 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Detroit in 5 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 16.3125 trips per day and you could expect to pay €27.19 for a weekend getaway trip to Detroit.

Avg. Time
7h 27m
Avg. Price
€24.69

Megabus

Book Megabus from Chicago to Detroit from €0.90. There are 4 Megabus schedules from Chicago to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay €25.00 for a Megabus ticket to Detroit. In Chicago, Megabus departs to Detroit from W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St and no other station. In Detroit, Megabus arrives at Rosa Parks Transit Ctr - 360 Michigan Ave and 1 other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Chicago to Detroit takes 5 hours and 29 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Detroit in 5 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay €31.98 for a weekend getaway trip to Detroit.

Avg. Time
5h 29m
Avg. Price
€25.00

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Chicago to Detroit from €22.61. There are 1.5 Miller Transportation schedules from Chicago to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay €24.56 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Detroit. In Chicago, Miller Transportation departs to Detroit from Dan Ryan Bus Station and no other station. In Detroit, Miller Transportation arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and no other station.

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Chicago to Detroit takes 7 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Detroit in 5 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 1.625 trips per day and you could expect to pay €26.33 for a weekend getaway trip to Detroit.

Avg. Time
7h 18m
Avg. Price
€24.56

Indian Trails

Book Indian Trails from Chicago to Detroit from €22.61. There are 1.233333 Indian Trails schedules from Chicago to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay €25.51 for a Indian Trails ticket to Detroit. In Chicago, Indian Trails departs to Detroit from Dan Ryan Bus Station 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 Chicago to Detroit takes 6 hours and 31 minutes, while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Detroit in 5 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Indian Trails offers 1.3125 trips per day and you could expect to pay €28.92 for a weekend getaway trip to Detroit.

Avg. Time
6h 31m
Avg. Price
€25.51

Plan your next adventure

There are 5 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Detroit will depart from these stations in Chicago:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
Buses arrive in Detroit at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Detroit for trips arriving from Chicago:
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St
  • 11 W Baltimore Ave
  • Rosa Parks Transit Ctr - 360 Michigan Ave
  • W Forest Ave Between Cass Ave and Woodward Ave

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