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, line 1484 bus  •  4 h 24 min

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

$200 - $397

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

$49 - $81

5 alternative options

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  6 h 23 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  •  5 h 51 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  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) DTW - CIU
  2. Take the bus from Kinross (BP I-75, Exit 378) to St. Ignace (Transportation Center)

$124 - $240

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Battle Creek, Mi 5371 / ...
  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

Questions & Answers

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 fly and line 1484 bus which costs $200 - $400 and takes 4 h 24 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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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City, including transfers.

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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.

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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 40 min and costs $45 - $85.

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Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Fort & 5Th station.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Mackinaw City.
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  • Distance: 248.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 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 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 13 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 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 Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
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 (BP I-75, Exit 378) to St. Ignace (Transportation Center)
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
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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