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There are 4 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Traverse City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Traverse City (TVC) DTW - TVC

$162 - $388

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Bus  •  8 h

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

$43 - $76

2 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  8 h 34 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

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Traverse City 241.4 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Traverse City is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Traverse City is to fly which costs $160 - $390 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Traverse City is 197 miles. The road distance is 241.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Traverse City without a car is to bus which takes 8 h and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Ann Arbor to Traverse City, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to Traverse City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Ann Arbor, Mi station.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Traverse City is to fly which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $160 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $80 and takes 8 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Traverse City.
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  • Distance: 197 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

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

Delta flies from Ann Arbor to Traverse City 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Traverse City via Grand Rapids, Mi and Grand Rapids in around 8 h.

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
Once daily
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to Traverse City is 241 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to drive from Ann Arbor to Traverse City.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Traverse City. Prices start at $94 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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