There are 8 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City 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 Traverse City, bus  •  4 h 42 min

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

$188 - $609

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Bus  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI 1482
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Mackinaw City 1484

$67 - $110

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Fly to Pellston  •  5 h 7 min

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

$239 - $1,187

Fly to Saginaw, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  7 h 57 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 Mackinaw City, MI

$171 - $395

Train, bus via East Lansing, Mi  •  13 h 9 min

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

$80 - $180

Train, bus  •  13 h 19 min

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

$72 - $150

Bus via Kalamazoo, Mi  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Mackinaw City

$74 - $176

Drive  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City 432.6 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $650 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Mackinaw City is 309 miles. The road distance is 432.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 9 min and costs $80 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City is to fly which takes 5 h 7 min and costs $230 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 13 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Traverse City Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Mackinaw City is 1 h ahead of Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). It is currently 7:30 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and 8:30 PM in Mackinaw City.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City is 433 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City.
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  • Distance: 308.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City via Cumberland, Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il, Chicago, Il, Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, MI, and Grand Rapids in around 13 h 47 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pellston via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
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 Chicago Union Station 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 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 Mackinaw City
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Bay City, MI to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Mackinaw City
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.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 Bay City to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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