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Journey Information

Detroit to Grand Rapids bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$34.00
Shortest Duration5h 0m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Detroit to Grand Rapids right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel this holiday season, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Detroit to Grand Rapids?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $34.00 was the low point for bus fares from Detroit to Grand Rapids. Buses from Grand Rapids to Detroit are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $34.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets for the upcoming winter holidays is by booking as early as possible. This is especially true ahead of major holidays, when last-minute tickets can be very costly.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours to cover the 140 miles (226 kilometers) from Detroit, MI to Grand Rapids, MI. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Detroit to Grand Rapids for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Detroit?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Detroit to Grand Rapids, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Detroit to Grand Rapids. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Detroit to Grand Rapids; ticket prices start at $60.00.

What bus companies travel from Detroit to Grand Rapids?

There is one bus company that operates from Detroit to Grand Rapids. Indian Trails is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Indian Trails25h 0m$34.00

Where does the bus leave from in Detroit?

Most buses depart from the main station in Detroit, Michigan:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St

Where does the bus arrive in Grand Rapids?

All buses from Detroit arrive at one main station in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

  • Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Detroit, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
June 7, 2019Business
I love road tripsI love road trips
the wifithe wifi
there’s wall plugs at all the seats, you don’t need a portable battery.there’s wall plugs at all the seats, you don’t need a portable battery.

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