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bus lines8
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About 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

Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St - DETGLI-0

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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.

Popular bus stations in Detroit:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St

  • 1938 Campbell St

  • 501 Park Avenue

What bus companies travel to Detroit, Michigan?

Located in Michigan, Detroit is accessible by bus from 180 other cities. You can choose from 299 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Detroit on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Detroit are also available.

Bus companies serving Detroit

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tornado Bus4622h 10m$260.66
Barons Bus Lines398h 40m$56.88
Indian Trails395h 44m$35.68
Miller Transportation378h 58m$54.32
Jefferson Lines321d 0h 17m$176.89
El Expreso Bus71d 1h 36m$298.31
Greyhound68h 22m$48.19
FlixBus US45h 16m$32.99
  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

  • Barons Bus Lines

    Barons Bus Lines

    Barons Bus Lines is a ground transportation company that serves various cities across the Midwest. The company follows through on its slogan of "ride like royalty" with a fleet of modern coaches boasting enhanced amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, ADA accessible steps, and spacious bathrooms. With a reputation for skilled drivers, top-notch safety, and stellar customer service, it's no wonder Barons Bus won the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for #1 Business Travelers' Favorite.

  • Indian Trails

    Indian Trails

    Indian Trails was established in 1910 to provide intercity bus service in the Midwest, and today is one of the most essential ground travel operators in the region. Indian Trails’ modern fleet consists of well-maintained buses with near-zero emissions. Passengers are treated to comfortable seats with footrests, free WiFi, USB outlets, and individual air conditioning controls.

  • Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation, through its popular bus service Hoosier Ride, connects a number of cities across six states in the Midwest via intercity bus travel. Miller buses keep you connected throughout your journey with free WiFi and power outlets on board. The carrier is consistently rated well for on-time bus arrivals.

  • Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines is a well-established intercity bus company with service to some of the Midwest’s top travel destinations. As one of the United States’ largest bus service providers, Jefferson Lines is beloved by students, commuters, and vacationers in America’s heartland. Travel with Jefferson Lines is comfortable thanks to reclining seats, individual climate controls, restrooms, and free WiFi. You can even check the status of your trip with their bus tracker tool.

  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso is a bus company with service to nine US states, including Illinois, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Their buses have TV screens for onboard entertainment, outlets, complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning, and most of their staff is fluent in English and Spanish.

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Detroit?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Detroit by bus with Miller Transportation giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Miller Transportation had the most comfortable bus service to Detroit taking into account the seats and amenities that Miller Transportation offers. They rate Miller Transportation a 5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Detroit punctually, travelers suggest that Miller Transportation has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Detroit, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Detroit?

$6.00 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Detroit, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Detroit. In the last month, buses from Southfield to Detroit had the lowest average price at $6.00.

Where is the bus station in Detroit, MI?

The busiest bus station in Detroit is Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Detroit are:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St
  • 1938 Campbell St
  • 501 Park Avenue

Is Detroit a popular bus travel destination?

Detroit ranks number 14 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 434 in United States. Detroit has the most bus connections in the region. There are 56 bus schedules arriving in Detroit each day.

What is the population of Detroit?

The population of Detroit is 677116. Detroit ranks number 5 in terms of population in Michigan and number 148 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Detroit cost?

Bus tickets to Detroit range from $6 for a short trip to Detroit, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Detroit starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Detroit can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $15 .

What type of traveler does Detroit attract?

People who take the bus to Detroit are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Detroit easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Detroit?

The closest bus station to the city center of Detroit is 501 Park Avenue, located just 0.5 miles away. Select 501 Park Avenue as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Detroit. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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