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Ann Arbor - Detroit Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Ann Arbor to Detroit. Traveling by bus from Ann Arbor to Detroit usually takes around one hour and one minute, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 45 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Shortest duration0h 45m
Cheapest price$4.99
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Ann Arbor to Detroit

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Ahmad

November 29, 2021- Business

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: Awesome, service. Tips: Baron's was a great friendly and safe company, I felt. Thank you!!!

Pros: Awesome, service. Tips: Baron's was a great friendly and safe company, I felt. Thank you!!!

How much is a bus ticket from Ann Arbor to Detroit?

Typically $6.76 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Detroit. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Ann Arbor to Detroit is expected to range from $9 to $12. If you are looking to travel to Detroit within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $9. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $9 and can be found on May 10, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Ann Arbor to Detroit by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $11 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $5.82 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Ann Arbor to Detroit?

There are 4 bus lines from Ann Arbor to Detroit available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines10h 45m$9.87
FlixBus US10h 55m$6.01
Greyhound31h 7m$11.03
Miller Transportation11h 0m$14.59
  • Barons Bus Lines

    Barons Bus Lines

    Book Barons Bus Lines from Ann Arbor to Detroit from $9. Typically there is one Barons Bus Lines schedule per day from Ann Arbor to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Detroit. In Ann Arbor, Barons Bus Lines departs to Detroit from 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station . In Detroit, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St .

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Ann Arbor to Detroit takes 0 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Detroit.

  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Ann Arbor to Detroit, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 performs about 3 bus trips from Ann Arbor to Detroit every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 7 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Detroit usually start from $9.

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  • 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. The trip from Ann Arbor to Detroit usually lasts 1 hours and 0 minutes on Miller Transportation, and ticket prices start at $13.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Ann Arbor to Detroit during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Ann Arbor to Detroit?

The bus takes an average of one hour and one minute to cover the 36 miles from Ann Arbor to Detroit. However, the fastest bus only takes 45 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Detroit at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Ann Arbor?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Ann Arbor to Detroit, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Detroit are there per day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Ann Arbor to Detroit every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Ann Arbor to Detroit without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Ann Arbor to Detroit; ticket prices start at $15.00.

City Information

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a quirky city filled with interesting secrets for curious travelers. The first thing to do in Ann Arbor is to check out its crown jewel, the University of Michigan. Boasting as many as 30 libraries and more than 16 museums, the university will fulfill every culturally-inclined traveler’s desires with ease. Nature lovers who enjoy a breath of fresh air should consider hopping on the Huron River Water Trail, which offers plenty of opportunities for paddling. Also don’t miss out on a show at the famous Michigan Theater, which offers retro shows and live acts.

Travelers can enjoy an authentic Ann Arbor culinary experience at Kerrytown, a historic quarter in the city. Located there are the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, as well as Zingerman’s Deli, both of which are local favorites.

The Amtrak station at 325 Depot St serves as the city’s main hub for both bus and train travel. From the station you can catch a bus or train to various cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and beyond. Ann Arbor is served by Amtrak’s Wolverine line. The city’s main airport is the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

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 bus leave from in Ann Arbor?

325 Depot St - Amtrak Station  - ARBAMT-0

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325 Depot St - Amtrak Station  - ARBAMT-1

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Main departure station: 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station

The Ann Arbor Amtrak Station is located in the downtown area of Ann Arbor at 325 Depot St and handles most of the city’s rail transportation. The station is served by the Wolverine line, which runs from Pontiac to Chicago three times each day. Intercity bus service from Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, and Greyhound also stop at the Depot St station. Metered parking is available on-site, and the station building includes public restrooms and a convenient taxi stand. Several restaurants are in the surrounding area, and if you have time to kill before your train, take a short walk to the scenic Broadway Park along Huron River.

All bus stations in Ann Arbor:

  • 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station

  • 325 Depot Street - Transit Station

Where does the bus arrive in Detroit?

Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St - DETGLI-0

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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.

All bus stations in Detroit:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St

  • 501 Park Avenue

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