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Other ways to get from Pittsburgh to Detroit

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Pittsburgh to Detroit.

Bus
Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$40.55
Avg. Price
$162.16
Daily Trips
Daily Trips
3
Daily Trips
2
Duration
Duration
7h 33m
Duration
14h 8m
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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Pittsburgh to Detroit. Traveling by bus from Pittsburgh to Detroit usually takes around 7 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance205 mi (330 km)
Shortest duration6h 55m
Cheapest price$31.98
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Pittsburgh to Detroit

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Aashish

May 5, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: At the station, I had to wait 15 minutes before any personnel arrived at the reception. Employees don't wear masks properly. Bus was nice and arrived 15 minutes early. Overall, not bad. Cons: Wifi didn't have internet connection for 7 hours.

How much is a bus ticket from Pittsburgh to Detroit?

Bus tickets for a trip from Pittsburgh to Detroit cost $36.25 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Pittsburgh to Detroit in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $34 to $50. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 23, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Detroit this week, bus tickets are available starting at $35.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Pittsburgh to Detroit are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $39. On the other hand, traveling on this route during December might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for December trips cost $46, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 24 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $44.35 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Pittsburgh to Detroit?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Pittsburgh to Detroit. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound47h 32m$44.59
  • 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 4 bus trips from Pittsburgh to Detroit every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 32 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Detroit usually start from $32.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 205 miles from Pittsburgh to Detroit. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 55 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 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.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Pittsburgh to Detroit, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Pittsburgh to Detroit 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 Pittsburgh to Detroit; ticket prices start at $104.00.

City Information

Pittsburgh

Once the epitome of American industrial power, Pittsburgh has recently seen new waves of changes that turn it into a vibrant destination for visitors, especially for families. When in Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the chance to hop on the Duquesne Incline and get to the top of Mount Washington. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of where the three rivers collide, which offers plenty of excellent photogenic angles. Culturally-inclined travelers will find the Senator John Heinz History Center the perfect place to spend a day in. It does not just offer exhibitions on the city’s history but also on its baseball and football legacies, as well as Heinz products. Whether you are a sports fan or not, it is worthwhile to check out the Heinz Field, which provides a unique waterfront view.

Pittsburgh’s staple is pierogies, and some of the highest-rated eateries that include the dish on their menu are Pierogies Plus and Penn Brewery. These establishments serve other Eastern European dishes for your enjoyment as well. For traditional American eats, Eleven has an excellent selection.

Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Fullington Trailways all provide intercity transit service to Pittsburgh, and visitors can catch their buses at the Grant Street Transportation Center. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the nearby Pittsburgh Union Station. The main airport of the city is the Pittsburgh International Airport, which is located 10 miles west of Downtown. Another alternative is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 44 miles east of the city.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr  - PGHIMS-0

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Main departure station: Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

The Grant Street Transportation Center on 11th St is the primary transportation hub of the city. It sits right across the street from the Amtrak Station, and its downtown location makes it convenient to access all of Pittsburgh. The station offers intercity bus services from popular lines such as Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Jefferson Lines, with destinations including New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Ample parking is available at the station, and surrounding amenities include multiple hotels and takeout venues.

All bus stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Detroit?

Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St - DETGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Howard St

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

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