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San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI by bus

The journey from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI by bus is 2,089.46 mi and takes 71 hr 2 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:30 AM and the last at 11:30 PM. It is possible to travel from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI by bus for as little as $205.79 or as much as $219.72. The best price for this journey is $205.79.

Lowest Price$205.79
Journey Duration71 hr 2 min
Connection per Day8
Lowest Price$205.79
Highest Price$219.72
First Departure12:30 AM
Last Departure11:30 PM
Distance2,089.46 mi
DepartureSan Francisco, CA
ArrivalDetroit, MI
CarriersFlixBus, Greyhound

San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI Bus Times

Departure date
Monday, May 20, 2024

Traveling from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI with Virail

Planning to travel from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI?

The prices for bus tickets from San Francisco, CA 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 San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI will cost $205.79. The average bus ticket price is approximately $212.66. 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 San Francisco, CA 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 $212.66. 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 long does it take to get from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI by bus?

With a distance of 2,089.46 mi between San Francisco, CA and Detroit, MI, it will usually take 71 hr 2 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 71 hr 2 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between San Francisco, CA and Detroit, MI by bus usually takes 71 hr 2 min to cover a distance of 2,089.46 mi. The shortest journey from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI will take you 68 hr 0 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Detroit, MI quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many times a day do departures from San Francisco, CA leave for Detroit, MI?

The route from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from San Francisco, CA 8 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 8 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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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

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

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.

Services on board FlixBus and Greyhound from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI
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San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
235.39kg
Bus
252.2kg
Flight
672.53kg
Car
538.02kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI?
A bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI is $212.66. 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 $205.79.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI is $205.79. 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 San Francisco, CA and Detroit, MI by bus?
San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI is 2,089.46 mi.
How long does the bus between San Francisco, CA and Detroit, MI take?
San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI is on average 71 hr 2 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 68 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI?
The bus journey from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and Greyhound.
How many bus connections per day go from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI?
San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI leave?
The earliest bus from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI departs at 12:30 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 San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI depart?
The latest bus from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI departs at 11:30 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 San Francisco, CA 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 $205.79 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.
What's the fastest journey time between San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between San Francisco, CA and Detroit, MI is 68 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI?
Yes, there is a direct bus between San Francisco, CA and Detroit, MI.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI by bus?
The bus journey from San Francisco, CA to Detroit, MI creates 252.2kg of CO2 emissions.

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