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There are 8 ways to get from Atlanta to Mackinac Island by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly to Pellston  •  7h 29m

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

$296 - $1,420

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Bus  •  28h 20m

  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

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Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  8h 43m

  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  •  7h 25m

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

$224 - $994

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

  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, train  •  27h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chicago
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace

$134 - $229

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  28h 53m

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

Drive  •  16h 30m

  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 16h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Mackinac Island is to fly and bus which costs $220 - $1,000 and takes 7h 25m.

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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 28h 20m.

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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 and train which takes 27h 20m and costs $130 - $230.

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It takes approximately 7h 29m 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 7h 29m and costs $290 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $280 and takes 28h 20m.

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There is no direct flight from Atlanta Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 41m 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: 7h 29m

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines fly 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 28h 20m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Knoxville, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Indianapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via South Bend, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Birmingham, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Chicago Midway, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Reagan Washington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Milwaukee, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Fort Wayne, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Memphis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Baltimore, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Lexington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Pellston via Columbus, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Indianapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Washington Dulles, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Pittsburgh, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Atlanta to Sault Ste Marie via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Atlanta to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
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
4h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Flint
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
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
18h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Flint to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Atlanta to Mackinac Island is 986 miles. It takes approximately 16h 30m 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 78+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

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