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Ann Arbor - Kalamazoo Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo. Traveling by bus from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo usually takes around 2 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance94 mi (152 km)
Shortest duration2h 5m
Cheapest price$23.49
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo cost $23.78 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo are at their cheapest average price in September. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $20. On the other hand, traveling on this route during December might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for December trips cost $26, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 10 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $9.28 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo?

There are 3 bus lines from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo 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
FlixBus US16h 40m$86.48
Greyhound32h 25m$25.36
Indian Trails16h 56m$46.00
  • 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 Kalamazoo, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 Kalamazoo every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Kalamazoo usually start from $23.

  • Book Indian Trails from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo from $46. Typically there is one Indian Trails schedule per day from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to Kalamazoo. In Ann Arbor, Indian Trails departs to Kalamazoo from 331 S 4th Ave . In Kalamazoo, Indian Trails arrives at 459 North Burdick Street .

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo takes 6 hours and 56 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Kalamazoo in 2 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Indian Trails offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Kalamazoo.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 94 miles from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Kalamazoo, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo; ticket prices start at $26.00.

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.

Kalamazoo

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As an eclectic college town in Michigan, Kalamazoo is a vibrant city full of attractions and fun things to do. When visiting the town, don't miss the famous Kalamazoo Valley Museum, where you'll find history, technology, and science exhibitions. The star of the museum is a 2300-year-old mummy, along with other artifacts from ancient Egypt. Another great destination is the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, which features exhibitions of local up-and-rising artists. With its rolling hills and lush landscape, Kalamazoo Nature Center is an excellent choice for a nature walk or even a ride if you bring your bike on the bus or train.

Once you've worked up an appetite, prepare to enjoy Kalamazoo's dining scene. True to its name, Rustica boasts a homely vibe with its fantastic selection of cured meats and homemade cheese and an impressive selection of European wines. In addition, Principle Food and Drink's comfort food and creative cocktails are delicious options right in downtown.

Kalamazoo is a stop on Amtrak's Blue Water and Wolverine lines and is also connected via bus service to cities including Indianapolis, Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Milwaukee. Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport offers daily flights in and out of the area.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Ann Arbor?

Main departure station: 325 Depot Street - Transit Station

Ann Arbor has two bus stations with service to Kalamazoo.

All bus stations in Ann Arbor:

  • 325 Depot Street - Transit Station

  • 331 S 4th Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Kalamazoo?

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Main arrival station: 459 North Burdick Street

The Kalamazoo Transportation Center on North Burdick Street includes several modern facilities surrounding the historic 1887 Romanesque train station. The central train station's Art Deco lobby maintains rich wood furnishings and cathedral ceilings for a vintage atmosphere, while it is still an active station for Amtrak's Blue Water and Wolverine lines. Facilities include restrooms, vending machines, and a snack shop. Outside, arched covered walkways serve as boarding areas for local transit, Greyhound, FlixBus, Miller Transportation, Trailways, and Indian Trails. The transportation center is only a few blocks north of Kalamazoo's Central Business District, and a handful of restaurants and bars are within a short walk.

All bus stations in Kalamazoo:

  • 459 North Burdick Street

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