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traveling from Chicago to Detroit by bus

Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration5h 0m
Trips per day13
bus carriers3
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How can I get the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago to Detroit?

The best way to get the cheapest bus tickets from Chicago to Detroit is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to Detroit were $25.93. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $13.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Detroit by bus is at 6:00 AM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 4:00 PM on Thursday 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.

How many daily bus trips are there from Chicago to Detroit?

On average there are 13 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Chicago to Detroit, with an average of 6 trips per day and 139 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Chicago to Detroit. Of the 13 trips there are 7 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train options from Chicago start at $27.00.

bus lines that run from Chicago to Detroit

Megabus

Megabus operates, on average, 4 bus schedule(s) from Chicago to Detroit. The average Megabus ticket to Detroit costs $29.42. Cheap Megabus tickets to Detroit are available on Wanderu starting from $1.00. In Chicago, Megabus departs from W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St and no other station. In Detroit, Megabus arrives at W Forest Ave Between Cass Ave and Woodward Ave and 1 other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Chicago to Detroit takes 5 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Detroit in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $36.32 for a weekend getaway trip to Detroit.

Megabus
Megabus
Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
5h 28m
Avg. Price
$29.42

Indian Trails

Indian Trails operates, on average, 3 bus schedule(s) from Chicago to Detroit. The average Indian Trails ticket to Detroit costs $45.11. Cheap Indian Trails tickets to Detroit are available on Wanderu starting from $20.00. In Chicago, Indian Trails departs from Dan Ryan Bus Station and 1 other station. In Detroit, Indian Trails arrives at Greyhound Station - 1001 Howard St and no other station.

An average trip on Indian Trails from Chicago to Detroit takes 6 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Detroit in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Indian Trails offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $49.15 for a weekend getaway trip to Detroit.

Indian Trails
Indian Trails
Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 37m
Avg. Price
$45.11

Greyhound

Greyhound operates, on average, 6 bus schedule(s) from Chicago to Detroit. The average Greyhound ticket to Detroit costs $28.89. Cheap Greyhound tickets to Detroit are available on Wanderu starting from $19.00. In Chicago, Greyhound departs from Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St and no other station. In Detroit, Greyhound arrives at Greyhound Station - 1001 Howard St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Detroit takes 6 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Detroit in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay $34.04 for a weekend getaway trip to Detroit.

Greyhound
Greyhound
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 48m
Avg. Price
$28.89

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from Chicago. Most bus trips to Detroit will depart from Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St, W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St, Dan Ryan Bus Station.
  • Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
Bus trips arrive in Detroit at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Greyhound Station - 1001 Howard St, W Forest Ave Between Cass Ave and Woodward Ave, Rosa Parks Transit Ctr - 360 Michigan Ave are the main bus stations in Detroit for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Greyhound Station - 1001 Howard St
  • W Forest Ave Between Cass Ave and Woodward Ave
  • Rosa Parks Transit Ctr - 360 Michigan Ave