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, line 1484 bus  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Pellston (PLN) DTW - PLN
  2. Take the line 1484 bus from Pellston to St. Ignace

$201 - $398

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

$49 - $81

6 alternative options

Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  4 h 33 min

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

$120 - $234

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  6 h 37 min

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

$180 - $412

Fly to Alpena, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Alpena (APN) DTW - APN
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Alpena to St. Ignace, MI

$327 - $1,660

Fly to Escanaba, bus  •  8 h 30 min

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

$153 - $275

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Battle Creek, Mi 5371 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Battle Creek, MI to St Ignace, MI 8150

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island 282.9 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $240 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Mackinac Island is 255 miles. The road distance is 282.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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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.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 254.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Alpena via Pellston
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
$17 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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
$30 - $50
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
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Battle Creek, MI to St Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 Battle Creek, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35

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