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Buses from Detroit to Kalamazoo

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Detroit to Kalamazoo. Traveling by bus from Detroit to Kalamazoo usually takes around 5 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest Miller Transportation bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance130 mi (209 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price$19.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceIndian Trails
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Detroit to Kalamazoo?

The average price for a bus ticket to Kalamazoo is $20.00, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Detroit. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Detroit to Kalamazoo is expected to range from $25 to $27. If you are looking to travel to Kalamazoo within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $26. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $25 and can be found on December 6, 2021.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Detroit to Kalamazoo 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 $26 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Detroit to Kalamazoo?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Detroit to Kalamazoo that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Indian Trails usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Indian Trails26h 18m$28.00
Miller Transportation13h 40m$21.72
  • Indian Trails

    Indian Trails

    Book Indian Trails from Detroit to Kalamazoo from $28. There are 2 trips per day offered by Indian Trails from Detroit to Kalamazoo and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to Kalamazoo. In Detroit, Indian Trails departs to Kalamazoo from Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St . In Kalamazoo, Indian Trails arrives at 459 N Burdick St .

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Detroit to Kalamazoo takes 6 hours and 18 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Kalamazoo in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Indian Trails offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Kalamazoo.

  • 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 Detroit to Kalamazoo usually lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes on Miller Transportation, and ticket prices start at $19.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Detroit to Kalamazoo 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 Detroit to Kalamazoo?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 130 miles from Detroit to Kalamazoo. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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?

Because many passengers travel from Detroit to Kalamazoo at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Detroit?

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Detroit to Kalamazoo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Kalamazoo are there per day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Detroit to Kalamazoo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Detroit to Kalamazoo; ticket prices start at $33.00.

City Information


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 Detroit?

Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St - DETGLI-0

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Departure stations

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

Where does the bus arrive in Kalamazoo?

Arrival stations

All buses from Detroit arrive at one main station in Kalamazoo.

All bus stations in Kalamazoo:

  • 459 N Burdick St

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