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Columbus, OH to Detroit bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.00
Shortest Duration4h 20m
Trips per day8
bus carriers4
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How much does a bus ticket from Columbus, OH to Detroit cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Columbus to Detroit were $28.00.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Columbus to Detroit is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 11 days out, tickets are on average $18.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Columbus, OH to Detroit?

The distance between Columbus and Detroit is approximately 163.88 miles, or 263.67 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 7 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Columbus to Detroit?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Columbus, OH to Detroit by bus is usually on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Tuesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Barons Bus Lines from Columbus, OH to Detroit has the most daily schedules

On average there are 8 scheduled bus trips per day. Barons Bus Lines has the most regularly scheduled departures from Columbus, OH to Detroit, with an average of 4 trips per day and 96 monthly trips. 4 bus carriers serve the route from Columbus to Detroit. Of the 8 trips there is one direct trip available per day.

4 carriers offer Columbus, OH to Detroit bus trips

Barons Bus Lines

Book Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Detroit from $17.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay $31.93 for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Detroit. In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines departs to Detroit from Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St and 2 other stations. In Detroit, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St,

An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Detroit takes 7 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Detroit in 4 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $33.75 for a weekend trip to Detroit.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 34m
Avg. Price
$31.93

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Columbus to Detroit from $17.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Columbus to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay $27.95 for a Greyhound ticket to Detroit. In Columbus, Greyhound departs to Detroit from Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St, In Detroit, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Columbus to Detroit takes 5 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Detroit in 4 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $30.14 for a weekend trip to Detroit.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 28m
Avg. Price
$27.95

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Columbus to Detroit from $26.00. Typically there is one Miller Transportation schedule per day from Columbus to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay $31.19 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Detroit. In Columbus, Miller Transportation departs to Detroit from Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St, In Detroit, Miller Transportation arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St,

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Columbus to Detroit takes 7 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Detroit in 4 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $34.61 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Detroit.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 0m
Avg. Price
$31.19

Tornado Bus

Book Tornado Bus from Columbus to Detroit from $180.00. Typically there is one Tornado Bus schedule per day from Columbus to Detroit and you can expect on average to pay $180.00 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Detroit. In Columbus, Tornado Bus departs to Detroit from La Plaza Tapatia 302, In Detroit, Tornado Bus arrives at 1938 Campbell St,

An average trip on Tornado Bus from Columbus to Detroit takes 23 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Detroit in 4 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $180.00 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Detroit.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
23h 26m
Avg. Price
$180.00

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have bus departures from Columbus. Most bus trips to Detroit will depart from:
  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St
  • Columbus Intl Arpt
  • La Plaza Tapatia 302
Bus trips arrive in Detroit at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Detroit for trips arriving from Columbus:
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St
  • 11 W Baltimore Ave
  • 1938 Campbell St