Indian Trails
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HeadquartersOwosso, Michigan
LocaleMichigan, Wisconsin, Illinois
Service typeInter-city bus
Annual ridership1 million+[1]
Indian Trails at Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Indian Trails at Milwaukee Intermodal Station

Indian Trails, Inc. is an inter-city bus company based in Owosso, Michigan, with offices in Romulus (in Metro Detroit) and Kalamazoo.[2]


Indian Trails was founded in 1910 in Owosso as the Phillips-Taylor Livery Service, whose main business was transporting cargo to and from Durand Union Station and the surrounding Shiawassee County. Beginning in the 1910s, the company expanded to include intercity offerings, becoming known as the Owosso-Flint Bus Line. and by the 1930s served much of southern Michigan. Many of its buses ran along US 12, known as "the Old Indian Trail." Reflecting this, in 1935, the company took its current name, Indian Trails.[3]

Indian Trails offers charters, casino trips and regular fixed-route daily service.[4] In 2006 Indian Trails assumed responsibility for a number of routes in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula which Greyhound Lines had discontinued.[5]

Indian Trails' daily scheduled bus service is part of Michigan's Intercity Bus System recognized by the Michigan Department of Transportation.


Route Major stops
Via I-94, US 131, I-96, I-69, I-75/US 23 Chicago–Benton Harbor–Kalamazoo–Grand Rapids–Lansing–Flint–Bay City
Via I-94, I-69, I-75/US 23 Chicago–Benton Harbor–Kalamazoo–Battle Creek–Lansing–Flint–Bay City
Via US 2 St. Ignace–Escanaba–Ironwood–Duluth
Via US 41, US 141, I-43 Hancock–Marquette–Escanaba–Green Bay–Milwaukee
Via US 127, I-75, M-32, US 131, US 31 Lansing–Mt. Pleasant-Clare-Gaylord–Petoskey–St. Ignace
Via I-69, M-52 East Lansing–Owosso
Via US 131 Grand Rapids–Big Rapids–Cadillac–Traverse City-Petoskey-St. Ignace
Via US 131 Kalamazoo–Grand Rapids
Via I-75/US 23, US 23, I-75 Bay City–Tawas City-Alpena–St. Ignace
Via I-196/US 31 Benton Harbor–South Haven–Holland–Grand Rapids

Michigan Flyer

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The Michigan Flyer provides motorcoach service 8 to 12 times daily between East Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Indian Trails: About Us". Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Locations". Indian Trails. Archived from the original on November 26, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2012. Owosso (Main Office) 109 East Comstock Street Owosso, MI 48867"; "Kalamazoo 1015 East Michigan Kalamazoo, MI 49048"; "Romulus 28685 Smith Road Romulus, MI 48174
  3. ^ "Indian Trails: History". Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Rauschert, Jeff (February 15, 2008). "Mid-Michigan Companies Major Players in Motor Coach Industry". MLIve. Booth Newspapers. Retrieved October 30, 2009.
  5. ^ Foran, Janet (November 22, 2006). "MDOT Announces Indian Trails to Provide Upper Peninsula Bus Service, and Expand Routes in Lower Peninsula" (Press release). Michigan Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on August 5, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2009.
  6. ^ "Home". Michigan Flyer.

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