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There are 8 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Pellston, line 1484 bus  •  4 h 42 min

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

$200 - $397

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Bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Blake Transit Center to East Lansing Marriott Michigan Flyer
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to Mackinaw E Lansing

$54 - $75

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Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  6 h 32 min

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

$180 - $411

Fly to Alpena, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  6 h 12 min

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

$327 - $1,659

Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  6 h

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

$124 - $240

Train, bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Jackson Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Jackson, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to Mackinaw

$68 - $115

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Battle Creek, MI Detroit
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Battle Creek to Mackinaw City, MI 8150

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City 275.2 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City. However, there are services departing from Blake Transit Center and arriving at Mackinaw via WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE and Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 52 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Mackinaw City is 249 miles. The road distance is 275.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 52 min and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City bus services, operated by Michigan Flyer, depart from Blake Transit Center station.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Pellston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 31 min.

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Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at Mackinaw station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City is 275 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to drive from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City.

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  • Distance: 248.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Mackinaw City, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City via East Lansing Marriott, WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE, and Lansing, MI in around 8 h 52 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Pellston
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Alpena
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Alpena via Pellston
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Jackson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Pellston to Mackinaw City
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Alpena to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Alpena to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Battle Creek to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from Blake Transit Center to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
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 Jackson, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Pellston Airport.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Mackinaw City. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Detroit Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $7 - $11.

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