There are 8 ways to get from Atlanta to Mackinac Island by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Pellston  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Pellston (PLN) ATL - PLN

$296 - $1,420

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  29 h

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Bay City to St. Ignace, MI

$125 - $259

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Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  7 h 8 min

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

$250 - $1,226

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Traverse City (TVC) ATL - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace

$224 - $1,044

Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus #2  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Sault Ste Marie (YAM) ATL - YAM
  2. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace

$252 - $1,618

Bus  •  27 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI

$126 - $273

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  31 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Battle Creek, MI
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Battle Creek, MI to St Ignace, MI

Drive  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Atlanta to Mackinac Island 985.8 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Atlanta to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Mackinac Island is to fly and bus which costs $250 - $1,300 and takes 7 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Atlanta to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Atlanta, Ga and arriving at St. Ignace, MI via Detroit, Mi and Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 56 min.

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The distance between Atlanta and Mackinac Island is 843 miles. The road distance is 985.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Mackinac Island without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 56 min and costs $120 - $280.

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Atlanta to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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Atlanta to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Atlanta, Ga station.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Mackinac Island is to fly which takes 7 h 9 min and costs $290 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $280 and takes 27 h 56 min.

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There is no direct flight from Atlanta Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 2 min and has one stopover.

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Atlanta to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at St. Ignace, MI station.

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Map of how to get from Atlanta to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 842.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

What companies run services between Atlanta, GA, USA and Mackinac Island, MI, USA?

Delta flies from Atlanta to Mackinac Island hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Atlanta to Mackinac Island via Detroit, Mi, Lansing, Mi, and Lansing, MI in around 27 h 56 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Evansville, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Knoxville, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Greenville/Spartanburg, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Indianapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Lexington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Akron, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Chicago Midway, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via South Bend, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Columbus, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Birmingham, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Pittsburgh, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Charlotte, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Indianapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Greenville/Spartanburg, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Knoxville, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Nashville, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via St. Louis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Buffalo, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Richmond, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Raleigh/Durham, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Pittsburgh, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Indianapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Lexington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Louisville, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Bay City, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
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 Atlanta, Ga to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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
Bus from Bay City to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Battle Creek, MI to St Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Atlanta to Mackinac Island is 986 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 30 min to drive from Atlanta to Mackinac Island.

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Delta offers flights from Atlanta Airport to Pellston Airport.

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There are 81+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Atlanta Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs $3.

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