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There are 7 ways to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island by plane, 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.

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Fly to Pellston, line 1484 bus  •  3h 16m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Pellston (PLN) DTW - PLN
  2. Take the line 1484 bus from Pellston to St. Ignace

$193 - $386

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott Michigan Flyer
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI E Lansing

$60 - $84

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Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  3h 12m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) DTW - CIU
  2. Take the bus from Kinross to St. Ignace

$114 - $219

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Traverse City (TVC) DTW - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace

$175 - $393

Fly to Alpena, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Alpena (APN) DTW - APN
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Alpena to St. Ignace, MI

$321 - $1,604

Fly to Escanaba, bus  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Escanaba (ESC) DTW - ESC
  2. Take the bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace

$145 - $260

Drive  •  5h 3m

  1. Drive from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island 305.9 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $220 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from DTW McNamara Terminal and arriving at St. Ignace, MI via WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE and Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 55m.

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The distance between Detroit Airport (DTW) and Mackinac Island is 264 miles. The road distance is 305.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island without a car is to bus which takes 9h 55m and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Michigan Flyer, depart from DTW McNamara Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Pellston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 26m.

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Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at St. Ignace, MI station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island is 306 miles. It takes approximately 5h 3m to drive from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island.

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Map of how to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 264.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 16m

What companies run services between Detroit Airport (DTW), USA and Mackinac Island, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island via East Lansing Marriott, WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE, and Lansing, MI in around 9h 55m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Pellston
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Alpena
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Alpena via Pellston
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $190
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Pellston to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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 Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from DTW McNamara Terminal to East Lansing Marriott
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Pellston Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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