There are 4 ways to get from Cleveland to Traverse City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 35 min

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

$196 - $1,120

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Bus  •  13 h 5 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

$69 - $142

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  12 h 57 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

$90 - $183

Drive  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Traverse City 408.9 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

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 13 h 5 min.

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The distance between Cleveland and Traverse City is 302 miles. The road distance is 408.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Traverse City without a car is to train and bus which takes 12 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Cleveland to Traverse City, including transfers.

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Cleveland to Traverse City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Traverse City is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Traverse City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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Cleveland to Traverse City bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at Traverse City, MI station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Traverse City is 409 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 3 min to drive from Cleveland to Traverse City.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Traverse City.
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  • Distance: 301.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

Delta, American 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 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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 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
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
$23 - $30
Schedules at
indiantrails.com

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There are 59+ hotels available in Traverse City. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs .

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