There are 8 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island by plane, bus or car

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

Fly to Pellston, bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Pellston (PLN) DTW - PLN
  2. Take the bus from Pellston to St. Ignace

$199 - $397

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Lansing, Mi 4590 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI E Lansing

$59 - $116

6 alternative options

Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) DTW - CIU
  2. Take the bus from Kinross to St. Ignace

$119 - $235

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Traverse City (TVC) DTW - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace

$184 - $429

Fly to Alpena, bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Alpena (APN) DTW - APN
  2. Take the bus from Alpena to St. Ignace

$331 - $1,673

Fly to Escanaba, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Escanaba (ESC) DTW - ESC
  2. Take the bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace

$163 - $300

Bus via Grand Rapids  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi 4590
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace 1484

$70 - $136

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island 282.9 miles

$27 - $40

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Mackinac Island, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island via Lansing, Mi and Lansing, MI in around 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Pellston
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Alpena
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Alpena via Pellston
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $190
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Pellston to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Pellston, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island?

The distance between Ann Arbor and Mackinac Island is 408 km. The road distance is 453 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island?

The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 41 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island?

The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island is to fly and bus which takes 4 h 28 min and costs $110 - $240.

Is there a direct bus between Ann Arbor and Mackinac Island?

No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, Mi and arriving at St. Ignace, MI via Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island?

It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island, including transfers.