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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Detroit to Cleveland. Traveling by bus from Detroit to Cleveland usually takes around 3 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance90 mi (145 km)
Shortest duration3h 25m
Cheapest price$23.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Detroit, MI to Cleveland, OH

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Maria

September 14, 2021- Solo travel

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: No issues. Cons: Comfort and should have a scanner instead of printing the tickets . Tips: Print your ticket.

Pros: No issues. Cons: Comfort and should have a scanner instead of printing the tickets . Tips: Print your ticket.

How much is a bus ticket from Detroit to Cleveland?

Typically $24.00 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Cleveland. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Detroit to Cleveland. 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 Detroit to Cleveland is expected to range from $27 to $49. If you are looking to travel to Cleveland within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $27. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $27 and can be found on December 1, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $27 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Detroit to Cleveland in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $33 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $17.15 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Detroit to Cleveland?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines13h 26m$26.95
Greyhound23h 50m$36.94
  • Barons Bus Lines

    Barons Bus Lines

    Book Barons Bus Lines from Detroit to Cleveland from $23. Typically there is one Barons Bus Lines schedule per day from Detroit to Cleveland and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Cleveland. In Detroit, Barons Bus Lines departs to Cleveland from Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St . In Cleveland, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave .

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Detroit to Cleveland takes 3 hours and 26 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cleveland in 3 hours and 25 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 Cleveland.

  • 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 2 bus trips from Detroit to Cleveland every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 50 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Cleveland usually start from $31.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 90 miles from Detroit to Cleveland. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 25 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.

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 Cleveland 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 Detroit?

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

How many bus departures serve Cleveland each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Detroit to Cleveland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Detroit to Cleveland; ticket prices start at $21.00.

City Information

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.

Cleveland

An industrial powerhouse in the past eras, Cleveland offers to the world more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. Unlike most other big cities, Cleveland still retains its quaint small-town feel, especially as you wander around the Cleveland Metroparks, a system of 21,000 acres of pure nature. For nature lovers, the Cleveland Botanical Garden provides a treasure trove of botanical knowledge and rare plant species. Another must-not-miss spot is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which features exhibitions on the greatest legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.

For foodies, Cleveland truly is a mecca. The city boasts an array of top chefs and high-class establishments that can bring you an unforgettable experience. For authentic American classics, Sylman’s Deli has everything you need. If you are looking for a more diverse option, head to Momocho for some mouth-watering Mexican indulgences.

Cleveland’s main bus station is located just behind the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in the Theater District. The local Amtrak train station is also located downtown not too far from the bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which sits 9 miles southwest of Downtown and is located next to the Glenn Research Center.

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 Cleveland?

Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave  - CLEGLI-0

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Arrival stations

Cleveland’s Bus Terminal at 1465 Chester Ave opened in 1948 amid wide celebration for its unique Streamline Moderne design. The aerodynamic architectural style, typical of Greyhound’s stations in big cities across the country, landed this station in the US National Register of Historic Places. Although the station was opened for Greyhound service, today, the station also serves Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, and Jefferson Lines. Vending machines and a snack bar in the station give you a chance to fuel up or take a short walk to one of several nearby cafés. The station sits in the heart of downtown Cleveland, and the Amtrak station is only 1 mile away.

All bus stations in Cleveland:

  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

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