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Journey Information

New York to Detroit bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$74.00
Shortest duration15h 0m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Detroit 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 much is a bus ticket from New York to Detroit?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $80.17 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Detroit. Buses from Detroit to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $80.17 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 7 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $40.83 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 18 hours and 1 minute to cover the 481 miles (773 kilometers) from New York, NY to Detroit, MI. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours, 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Detroit 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, 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 New York?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Detroit 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 New York to Detroit; ticket prices start at $49.00.

What bus companies travel from New York to Detroit?

There is one bus company that operates from New York to Detroit. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound418h 1m$87.15

Book Greyhound from New York to Detroit from $74. There are 4 trips per day offered by Greyhound from New York to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay $87 for a Greyhound ticket to Detroit. In New York, Greyhound departs to Detroit from Port Authority Bus Station and one other station. In Detroit, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and one other station. An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Detroit takes 18 hours and 1 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Detroit in 15 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $86 for a weekend trip to Detroit.

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Detroit, MI

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)




September 23, 2019 - Solo travel


Charging outlets weren’t functional Charging outlets weren’t functional



September 17, 2019 - Visiting friends


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June 7, 2019 - Visiting family


Pros: I Enjoy My Time. Cons: Too Many Rest Stop Breaks And Not Long Enough . Two Or Three Long Rest Stop Breaks Would Be Better Than Too Many Short Ones . Pros: I Enjoy My Time. Cons: Too Many Rest Stop Breaks And Not Long Enough . Two Or Three Long Rest Stop Breaks Would Be Better Than Too Many Short Ones .

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