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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  •  4h 47m

  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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14h 43m

  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  •  5h 27m

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

$239 - $1,187

Fly to Saginaw, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  8h 5m

  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  •  13h 19m

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

$72 - $150

Train, bus via Clare  •  13h 31m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Clare
  3. Take the bus from Clare to Mackinaw

$82 - $171

Bus via Escanaba, MI  •  14h 18m

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

$86 - $154

Drive  •  7h 18m

  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 7h 18m.

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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 4h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and arriving at Mackinaw via Milwaukee, Escanaba, MI and St. Ignace. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 18m.

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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 13h 19m and costs $70 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City, including transfers.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport station.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City is to fly which takes 5h 27m and costs $230 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $160 and takes 14h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Traverse City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at St. Ignace station.

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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: 4h 47m

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 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Mackinaw City via Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak, Milwaukee, Escanaba, MI, and St. Ignace in around 14h 18m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pellston via Kalamazoo, Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pellston via Milwaukee, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Pellston via Green Bay, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
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
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Bay City, MI to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Mackinaw City
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Clare
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Clare to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bay City to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com

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More Questions & Answers

Mackinaw City is 1h ahead of Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). It is currently 4:00 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and 5:00 PM in Mackinaw City.

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