The Detroit Bus Company
The Detroit Bus Company
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
We are The Detroit Bus Company and we're here to shake schtuff up. We do authentic tours for people who hate feeling like tourists. We immerse folks in adventures, stories and real places that show the whole story on the city we love. We're also a not-just-for-profit triple-bottom-line public transit company that provides free rides to kids in Detroit. Taking our tours supports this mission. THANK YOU! xoxo
Detroit, Michigan

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2022

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Liss711
Wayland, MI6 contributions
Jan 2023
This was our second tour with The Detroit Bus Company. I would highly recommend them! They are friendly, knowledgeable, and super accommodating for any group. We have done the Drunks of Antiquity tour twice and both times were great. Great to see the history but also fun on the bus with good music and the opportunity to bring coolers, etc. Great times!!
Written January 30, 2023
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winniec1
Royal Oak, MI86 contributions
Dec 2022
Took the Merry & Bright Christmas Lights tour in December 2022. I wanted to see the lights and not have to worry about driving and parking. This tour worked out great. We spent plenty of time at Campus Martius to explore and then went on to several other neat venues . . . The Congregation and a few others I can't remember. The guide and driver were professional and friendly. I would recommend this tour and I'm planning on going again next December. Word of caution: book early; this one fills up fast. LOL
Written January 13, 2023
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KRiley2020
Shelby Township, MI3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
The Detroit Bus Company Tours are our family & friends “GO TO” fun event! We’ve taken the Drunks of Antiquities tour with different groups of family ( including cousins from Scotland!) and friends snd everyone always asks to be included on the next adventure. The Merry and Bright tour was So fun despite the less than cooperative weather , be sure to book early for next year.
Looking forward to 2023 rides!
Written December 27, 2022
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Rita S
Southfield, MI2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
I and some friends went on the the Merry & Bright Detroit Holiday Lights Tour on Sat. evening and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tour guide Kelly and the bus operator were friendly and engaging making it a fun filled tour. We made 5 stops, got off and marveled at the lights and decorations or partook in a hot drink and music!!! Well worth the time and money. Highly recommend it!!!
Written December 19, 2022
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Rory P
Plymouth, MI4 contributions
Dec 2022
Our friend group did the Drunks of Antiquity tour and highly recommend it! Everything was easy...booking, meeting up with the bus, etc. The guide was entertaining and informative and communicated the plans clearly. The bars we visited were perfect! We had so much fun and would book another tour with them again!
Written December 12, 2022
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Julie
6 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
I rented the bus for my girlfriend’s birthdays! We all had an absolute ball!!!!! I would recommend Detroit Bus for any special celebration! We previously went on the old bar tour in Detroit and had a fabulous time, so I rented it as a private event and it was perfect!
Written November 23, 2022
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ndguy1012
Rochester Hills, MI2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
The Detroit Bus Co was a fun night out. If you are looking for something fun to do, this is it! Looking forward to booking the other tours.
Written September 20, 2022
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Carl
Owosso, MI4 contributions
Sep 2022
This company was hired to take wedding guests about 2 blocks from the hotel to the event. The guests were late because the driver could not find the handicap entrance to the facility. On the return trip, an elderly wheelchair bound woman was stuck on the lift over 20 minutes due to malfunctioning equipment. She was shivering in the cold air. When Mike (at the bus company) was informed of the issue, the response was "those things happen". They had no consideration for the well being of their customers. I would not recommend this company. They could care less.
Written September 15, 2022
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Stephen B
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
We took the Prohibition Bus Tour with friends.We all had a great time. Our guide combined expert knowledge with a lively presentation and an excellent itinerary! Highly recommended!
Written September 13, 2022
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Liz L
Bloomfield Hills, MI1 contribution
Jul 2022
I used the DBC for transportation from a restaurant to the Tigers game and back for a retirement party. I loved the service at the office and the contacts with our driver, Kristie. Everything was prompt, friendly, organized and, amazingly, less expensive than the competition. It is a happy bonus that our purchase helps the planet through the use of biofuels and Detroit schoolchildren by giving them rides to school based on our purchase. The bus was beautiful, clean, spacious and the evening breeze through the windows made for a perfect ending to a fun event. Thank you, DBC!
Written July 26, 2022
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