There are 3 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by bus, ferry, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, ferry  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI
  3. Take the ferry from Leland, MI to North Manitou Island, MI

$63 - $98

2 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus, ferry  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI
  4. Take the ferry from Leland, MI to North Manitou Island, MI

Fly, ferry  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Traverse City (TVC) DTW - TVC
  2. Take the ferry from Leland, MI to North Manitou Island, MI

$168 - $393

Questions & Answers

The distance between Ann Arbor and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 228 miles.

It takes approximately 10 h 41 min to get from Ann Arbor to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Traverse City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Prices start at $100 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 .

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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  • Distance: 227.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 41 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Ann Arbor to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. However, you can take the bus to Grand Rapids, Mi, take the walk to Grand Rapids, take the bus to Traverse City, MI, take the drive to Leland, MI, take the ferry to North Manitou Island, MI, then take the travel to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ann Arbor to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore via Kalamazoo Amtrak, Kalamazoo, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, MI, Leland, MI, and North Manitou Island, MI in around 11 h 16 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
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.

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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 Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Ferry operators
Manitou Island Transit
Website
manitoutransit.com
Ferry from Leland, MI to North Manitou Island, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
manitoutransit.com

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