There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Mackinac Island by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train, bus  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Blue Water
  2. E Lansing

$77 - $152

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. 1482
  2. 1484

$65 - $103

7 alternative options

Train, bus via Grand Rapids  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Pere Marquette
  2. 1484

$74 - $141

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  11 h 50 min

  1. 5508 / ...
  2. 8364

Drive  •  7 h 15 min

  1. 422.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City, bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. ORD - TVC

$184 - $647

Fly Chicago Midway to Pellston  •  6 h 37 min

  1. MDW - PLN

$215 - $772

Fly Chicago Midway to Manistee, drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. MDW - MBL

$79 - $200

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw, bus  •  9 h 51 min

  1. ORD - MBS

$171 - $400

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Mackinac Island is 500 km. The road distance is 675 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Mackinac Island is to fly which takes 6 h 37 min and costs $210 - $800.

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at St. Ignace, MI via Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 11 h 17 min to get from Chicago to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Mackinac Island, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Mackinac Island via Kalamazoo, Mi and Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak in around 11 h 50 min. Alternatively, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Chicago to Mackinac Island 4 times a day.

Airlines
Texas Sky
Website
texassky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manistee
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $250
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Pellston via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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 East Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 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 Chicago, IL to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 Bay City, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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