There are 6 ways to get from Cleveland to Traverse City by plane, train, bus 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  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Traverse City (TVC) CLE - TVC

$196 - $1,120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI

$73 - $152

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI

$94 - $193

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI

Train, bus via Chicago Union Station Amtrak  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Grand Rapids Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI

$123 - $294

Drive  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Traverse City 408.9 miles

$40 - $60

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Traverse City, MI, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cleveland to Traverse City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cleveland to Traverse City via Detroit, Mi, Grand Rapids, Mi, and Grand Rapids in around 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cleveland to Traverse City?

The distance between Cleveland and Traverse City is 483 km. The road distance is 654 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Traverse City?

The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Traverse City is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cleveland to Traverse City?

The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Traverse City is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $190 - $1,200.

Is there a direct bus between Cleveland and Traverse City?

No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to Traverse City. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Traverse City, MI via Detroit, Mi and Grand Rapids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 20 min.

How long does it take to get from Cleveland to Traverse City?

It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Cleveland to Traverse City, including transfers.