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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 47 min

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

$162 - $388

Cheapest option

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

Questions & Answers

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 47 min.

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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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It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Ann Arbor to Traverse City, including transfers.

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

Delta flies from Ann Arbor to Traverse City every 4 hours. 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
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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
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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

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