There are 8 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Traverse City (TVC) ORD - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace

$188 - $610

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Grand Rapids Amtrak Pere Marquette
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace 1484

$72 - $150

6 alternative options

Fly to Pellston  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Pellston (PLN) ORD - PLN

$240 - $1,188

Fly to Saginaw, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Saginaw (MBS) ORD - MBS
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Bay City to St. Ignace, MI

$171 - $395

Train, bus via East Lansing, Mi  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI E Lansing

$80 - $180

Bus  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Gladstone
  3. Take the bus from Gladstone to St. Ignace

$87 - $148

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  17 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Battle Creek, Mi 5530
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Battle Creek, MI to St Ignace, MI 8150

Drive  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinac Island 440.4 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 34 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinac Island is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $650 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Mackinac Island is 313 miles. The road distance is 440.4 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and arriving at St. Ignace via Milwaukee and Gladstone. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 59 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and Mackinac Island, MI, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinac Island hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinac Island via Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak, Milwaukee, and Gladstone in around 13 h 59 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pellston via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pellston via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Grand Rapids Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
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 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 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
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 Grand Rapids to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Gladstone to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Amtrak
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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
Coach USA
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 Chicago, Il to Battle Creek, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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