There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Mackinaw City 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 via East Lansing, Mi  •  11 h 14 min

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

$80 - $167

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 51 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

$64 - $151

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11 h 25 min

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

$74 - $141

Train, bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  18 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport Ssl
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Battle Creek, MI
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Battle Creek to Mackinaw City, MI

Drive  •  7 h

  1. Drive from Chicago to Mackinaw City 414.3 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City, bus  •  6 h 27 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

$184 - $646

Fly Chicago Midway to Pellston  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Pellston (PLN) MDW - PLN

$214 - $771

Fly Chicago Midway to Manistee, drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manistee (MBL) MDW - MBL
  2. Drive from Manistee to Mackinaw City

$79 - $199

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Saginaw, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  9 h 43 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

$166 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Mackinaw City is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Mackinaw City is to fly which costs $210 - $800 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Mackinaw City is 308 miles. The road distance is 414.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 11 h 14 min to get from Chicago to Mackinaw City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Mackinaw City. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Mackinaw City via Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 51 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Mackinaw City, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Mackinaw City via Kalamazoo, Mi, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, MI, and Grand Rapids in around 11 h 51 min. Alternatively, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Chicago to Mackinaw City 4 times a day.

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
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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Texas Sky
Website
texassky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manistee
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $250
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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
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 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
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 Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Battle Creek to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bay City to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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