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About Indian Trails

Indian Trails is an American intercity bus carrier that provides passenger transportation across Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. The company is one of the key ground travel operators in the area, conducting about 97 trips every day. The Indian Trails network features 53 cities, including Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids. The carrier also travels to Duluth, a city located near the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Depending on the route, the price of a one-way Indian Trails bus ticket ranges from $4.00 to $160.00.

Based in Owosso, MI, Indian Trails was founded in 1910. The carrier’s name comes from the fact that the majority of its buses used to run along US Highway 12, which is known as the Old Indian Trail. The company is also the primary bus travel provider in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula after Greyhound suspended its service in the area in 2006.

Indian Trails Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Power outletPower outlet
WiFiWiFi

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Indian Trails bus coverage

Daily Trips97
stations54
cities53
countries1

What travelers are saying about Indian Trails

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Indian Trails had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 28 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 52 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 74 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 77 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 70 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 67 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 74 reviews

Indian Trails reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Indian Trails

(Based on 98 reviews)

4.2
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.9

Timeliness

4.4

Staff

4.3

Value

3.8

Condition

4.3

Indian Trails passenger reviews

1.0

Sofia

August 28, 2022- Solo travel

Grand Rapids to Chicago

It was awful I’m never going back

It was awful I’m never going back

3.0

Caroline

June 20, 2022- Visiting friends

East Lansing to Chicago

Pros: The staff was all very helpful and the trip was smooth. Cons: I wish the bus times were clearer; my bus was originally scheduled, on paper, for 4PM, but did not arrive until 4:25PM, which was when another bus was heading out in that direction, which has led me to...

Pros: The staff was all very helpful and the trip was smooth. Cons: I wish the bus times were clearer; my bus was originally scheduled, on paper, for 4PM, but did not arrive until 4:25PM, which was when another bus was heading out in that direction, which has led me to think that the 4PM bus doesn't really exist, oddly. I also wish that the WiFi worked on board. Tips: Check the carrier schedule when booking.

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3.0

Priscilla

June 3, 2022- Visiting family

Grand Rapids to Chicago

Pros: Not much. Cons: My seat was wobbling side to side and I felt VERY unsafe. There were no guards at the station and traveling as a solo female I felt that my safety was in jeopardy. I will never travel through here again. Tips: Do not travel alone and lways carry p...

Pros: Not much. Cons: My seat was wobbling side to side and I felt VERY unsafe. There were no guards at the station and traveling as a solo female I felt that my safety was in jeopardy. I will never travel through here again. Tips: Do not travel alone and lways carry protection devices with you. Do not leave bags away from sight, that includes putting your backpack at the front of your body to avoid having the backpack opened by someone else.

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5.0

Diana

May 25, 2022- Solo travel

Grand Rapids to Detroit

Pros: The helpful staff for a first time rider. Cons: Stops for bathroom breaks.

Pros: The helpful staff for a first time rider. Cons: Stops for bathroom breaks.

4.0

Jada

November 11, 2021- Couples trip

East Lansing to Chicago

Pros: Nice staff and friendly passengers. I liked that there were outlets and bathrooms if needed. Cons: WiFi was not working & it was unclear which buses stopped where (wasn’t sure if I was transferring or not). Tips: Feel free to ask bus divers if they will be stoppi...

Pros: Nice staff and friendly passengers. I liked that there were outlets and bathrooms if needed. Cons: WiFi was not working & it was unclear which buses stopped where (wasn’t sure if I was transferring or not). Tips: Feel free to ask bus divers if they will be stopping where you need to go. Sometimes unclear.

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Indian Trails Routes & Network

Indian Trails’s bus network features 514 bus routes that connect 53 cities serving 54 stations. On average, Indian Trails performs about 97 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Indian Trails offers the highest number of daily bus service include Flint and Chicago.

Top Cities Served by Indian Trails

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Chicago15:10 am3:50 am
Grand Rapids14:50 am3:25 am
Kalamazoo110:15 am3:25 am
East Lansing12:00 pm4:55 am
Lansing12:00 pm4:55 am
Detroit14:50 am2:35 am
Milwaukee14:50 am2:50 am
Flint111:15 am3:25 am

Most popular Indian Trails routes

The bus from Flint to Chicago is Indian Trails’s most popular route. Trips from Milwaukee to Green Bay and Green Bay to Chicago are also highly popular.

Top Indian Trails routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Flint to Chicago411h 31m$41
Milwaukee to Green Bay12h 20m$22
Green Bay to Chicago36h 0m$25
East Lansing to Grand Rapids31h 41m$14
East Lansing to Kalamazoo22h 55m$15
Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo41h 7m$11
Lansing to Chicago29h 7m$40
East Lansing to Chicago412h 45m$40
Grand Rapids to Chicago611h 31m$37

Indian Trails Cancellation Policy

Indian Trails tickets are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled. It’s always a good idea to double check your travel details before completing your booking, especially for non-refundable tickets.

Indian Trails tickets are only valid for the travel date and time which are selected upon booking, and you may not be able to reschedule your ticket if your travel plans change. If you still would like to request any changes, you can call Indian Trails’ customer service phone number at 1 (800) 292-3831, but it’s highly unlikely that your ticket will be rescheduled.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You may be reimbursed if you cannot travel on your bus trip due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Indian Trails Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Indian Trails buses have WiFi?

Yes, Indian Trails offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Indian Trails will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Indian Trails WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Indian Trails buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Indian Trails might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Indian Trails's schedule?

On a typical day, Indian Trails has 97 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Indian Trails does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Indian Trails requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Indian Trails’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Indian Trails’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Indian Trails buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Indian Trails buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Indian Trails does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Indian Trails ticket?

Yes, Indian Trails requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Does Indian Trails offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Indian Trails focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Indian Trails tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 97 Indian Trails trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Indian Trails tickets start at just $4.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Indian Trails tickets?

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