There are 3 ways to get from Downtown Detroit to Put-in-Bay by bus, car, car ferry or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  2. Drive from Toledo, Oh to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Take the car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH

$25 - $43

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Downtown Detroit to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  2. Take the car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH Miller Ferry

$19 - $23

1 alternative option

Line 830 bus, drive, car ferry, ferry  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 830 bus from Griswold & Larned to West Rd @ Newman 830
  2. Drive from West Rd @ Newman to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Take the car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Middle Bass Island, OH
  4. Take the ferry from Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry to Put-in-Bay

$38 - $43

Questions & Answers

The distance between Downtown Detroit and Put-in-Bay is 49 miles.

It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Downtown Detroit to Put-in-Bay, including transfers.

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There are 126+ hotels available in Put-in-Bay. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Downtown Detroit to Put-in-Bay.
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  • Distance: 48.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

What companies run services between Downtown Detroit, MI, USA and Put-in-Bay, OH, USA?

There is no direct connection from Downtown Detroit to Put-in-Bay. However, you can take the bus to Toledo, Oh, take the drive to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, take the car ferry to Put-in-Bay, then take the drive to Put-in-Bay. Alternatively, you can take the line 830 bus to West Rd @ Newman, take the drive to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, take the car ferry to Middle Bass Island, OH, take the walk to Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry, then take the ferry to Put-in-Bay.

Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Southeast Michigan SMART
Phone
+1 866-962-5515
Website
smartbus.org
Bus from Griswold & Larned to West Rd @ Newman
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
smartbus.org
Ferry operators
Miller Boat Line
Website
millerferry.com
Car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Middle Bass Island, OH
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Middle Bass Ferry
Website
middlebassferry.com
Ferry from Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry to Put-in-Bay
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
millerferry.com

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