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Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by bus

The journey from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by bus is 238.64 mi and takes 6 hr 53 min. There are 16 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:45 AM and the last at 11:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by bus for as little as $23.57 or as much as $94.82. The best price for this journey is $23.57.

Lowest Price$23.57
Journey Duration6 hr 53 min
Connection per Day16
Lowest Price$23.57
Highest Price$94.82
First Departure1:45 AM
Last Departure11:05 PM
Distance238.64 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalDetroit, MI
CarriersGreyhound Lines, Inc., FlixBusMore

Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI Bus Times

Departure date
Saturday, Jul 13, 2024

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What's the best way to get from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much do bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI cost?

The prices for bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI will cost $23.57. The average bus ticket price is approximately $39.24. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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The prices for bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $39.24. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How much time will it take to go from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by bus?

Traveling from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by bus will usually take 6 hr 53 min. This journey covers a distance of 238.64 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 6 hr 53 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI covers a distance of 238.64 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 6 hr 53 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 5 hr 10 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

How many times a day do journeys run from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI?

You will be able to travel from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 16 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 9 direct connections from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 7 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $14.78 to $43.94 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 66% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI

The cheapest Chicago, IL - Detroit, MI bus tickets can be found for as low as $26.61 if you’re lucky, or $32.64 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $40.34.

Find the best day to travel to Detroit, MI by bus

When travelling to Detroit, MI by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Greyhound is a bus company that provides intercity transportation services across North America. Founded in 1914, it is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States and Canada, serving over 3,800 destinations. Greyhound operates on popular routes such as New York to Boston, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to New York.

Services on board FlixBus and Greyhound from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI
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Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
26.88kg
Bus
28.8kg
Flight
76.81kg
Car
61.45kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI?
A bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI is $39.24. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $23.57.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI is $23.57. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI by bus?
Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI is 238.64 mi.
How long does the bus between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI take?
Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI is on average 6 hr 53 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 10 min.
Which companies operate from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Greyhound Lines, Inc., FlixBus, Greyhound and FlixBus Inc..
How many bus connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI?
Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI has 16 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI leave?
The earliest bus from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI departs at 1:45 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI depart?
The latest bus from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI departs at 11:05 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $23.57 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI?
There are on average 9 direct connection(s) from Chicago, IL to go to Detroit, MI.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI is 5 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct bus from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI by bus?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI creates 28.8kg of CO2 emissions.

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