There are 7 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City 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, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Pellston (PLN) DTW - PLN
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Pellston, MI to Mackinaw City, MI

$198 - $395

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 40 min

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

$59 - $116

5 alternative options

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  6 h 19 min

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

$183 - $424

Fly to Alpena, bus  •  5 h 48 min

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

$330 - $1,673

Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  5 h 43 min

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

$120 - $238

Bus via Grand Rapids  •  10 h 36 min

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

$70 - $131

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City 275.2 miles

$26 - $40

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 Lansing, Mi and Lansing, MI in around 8 h 40 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 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 Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Bus operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Pellston, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
$3 - $6
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Alpena to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.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 Lansing, MI to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Mackinaw City
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
indiantrails.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 Mackinaw City?

The distance between Ann Arbor and Mackinaw City is 398 km. The road distance is 440 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City?

The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City is to fly and Amtrak Thruway which takes 4 h 19 min and costs $190 - $400.

Is there a direct bus between Ann Arbor and Mackinaw City?

No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, Mi and arriving at Mackinaw via Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City?

It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City, including transfers.