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You won't find many cities more exciting than Chicago. It's known for delicious pizza, intriguing history, and excellent shopping opportunities. If you live in or are visiting Detroit, consider taking a day or two in Chicago, as well. You can book an inexpensive ride on a bus to get to the Illinois city.

Why are buses better than planes?

Plane rides might seem shorter between Detroit and Chicago, but only if you don't factor in the time to check in, wade through the security line, find your gate, and wait to get seated. Buses operate far more efficiently, so you'll spend more time in transit, but less time standing around an airport terminal. Plus, you get to see the landscapes and cities you pass. In a plane, you can only gaze at the clouds.

How long does the trip take?

You'll spend between six and eight hours on the bus, depending on the route and the number of stops, if any. Stopping mid-route can prove beneficial, especially if you're prone to cabin fever. Step off the bus, take a deep breath, and walk around for a few minutes to get the blood flowing again. Alternatively, if you want to get to Chicago as quickly as possible, use Busbud to book a straight trip. What will I pay for a ticket?

You can get a ticket for about $29, though you might find tickets as low as $24 and as high as $39. It all depends on the bus line and the bus' amenities. When you consider the cost of a plane ride, which can easily exceed $500, you'll keep far more cash in your pocket for entertainment and other tourist attractions.

When can I leave?

Buses depart from the Detroit Bus Station about 10 times per day, starting at 1:20 a.m. and ending at 6:45 p.m. You can choose from four different bus stops in Chicago, depending on the part of town in which you want to spend time. For instance, if you choose the Chicago Greyhound Bus Station Harrison Street, you'll find yourself close to Printer's Row, the Jazz Showcase, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among other popular attractions.

What bus line will you use?

If you select Busbud's convenient online ticket system, you can book a Greyhound bus. As one of the most well-known and respected bus lines in the United States, Greyhound offers the best comfort and amenities. Most buses have air conditioning as well as power outlets for electronics, free wireless internet access, lavatories, and more. Some even have televisions so you can wile away the hours on the tube.

What should I bring with me?

Longer bus rides usually demand more attention to detail in packing. You'll want at least a couple of snacks and beverages on board so you can fill your stomach and stay hydrated. Consider bringing books, games, magazines, and internet-connected gadgets to keep yourself occupied. When traveling with kids, select a couple of favorite toys or a few travel games to keep them entertained.

Trip Summary

  • Trip Duration
  • Daily Departures10
  • Average Price$30

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