background-img-buses-trains
chiku-desktop

Traverse City to Kalamazoo bus

chiku-mobile
Available on iOS & Android
Lowest Prices

We find the cheapest bus & train tickets, so you can wander for less.

Best Travel Options

We partner with 500+ carriers to bring you the most bus & train options.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

Traverse City - Kalamazoo Bus Schedule

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from$30.00
No preview is currently available. Please try another date or search the full schedule.

Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Traverse City to Kalamazoo. Traveling by bus from Traverse City to Kalamazoo usually takes around 7 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Indian Trails bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance171 mi (275 km)
Shortest duration5h 30m
Cheapest price$35.00
Most frequent serviceIndian Trails
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Traverse City to Kalamazoo

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10JASONDJFMAMJ

What bus companies travel from Traverse City to Kalamazoo?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Traverse City to Kalamazoo. Indian Trails is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Indian Trails27h 55m$41.50
  • Book Indian Trails from Traverse City to Kalamazoo from $35. There are 2 trips per day offered by Indian Trails from Traverse City to Kalamazoo and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to Kalamazoo. In Traverse City, Indian Trails departs to Kalamazoo from 115 Hall St . In Kalamazoo, Indian Trails arrives at 459 North Burdick Street .

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Traverse City to Kalamazoo takes 7 hours and 55 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Kalamazoo in 5 hours and 30 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 171 miles from Traverse City to Kalamazoo. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Kalamazoo 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

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

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Traverse City to Kalamazoo. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

City Information

Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo, MI - KAL-0

Image credit: Michigan Municipal League

Link to image attribution
Kalamazoo, MI - KAL-1

Image credit: Daniel X. O'Neil

Link to image attribution
Kalamazoo, MI - KAL-2

Image credit: Michigan Municipal League

Link to image attribution

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 Traverse City?

Main departure station: 115 Hall St

Most buses depart from the main station in Traverse City.

All bus stations in Traverse City:

  • 115 Hall St

Where does the bus arrive in Kalamazoo?

459 North Burdick Street -{"city":"Kalamazoo","country":"US","postal":"49007","state":"MI","street1":"459 North Burdick Street"} - KALAMT-0

Image credit: Charles Fulton

Link to image attribution

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

Get around town with Moovit

Find the best way to get to and from any station in Kalamazoo by public transit, courtesy of Moovit. Search now

Need a return trip from Kalamazoo to Traverse City?

Search Bus Tickets

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android