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Recommended option

Fly to Pellston, bus  •  2 h 59 min

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

$193 - $386

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Lansing, Mi 4590 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI E Lansing

$58 - $97

7 alternative options

Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  2 h 53 min

  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  •  4 h 57 min

  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, bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Alpena (APN) DTW - APN
  2. Take the bus from Alpena to St. Ignace

$321 - $1,604

Fly to Escanaba, bus  •  6 h 46 min

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

$145 - $260

Train, bus  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Dearborn Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Jackson, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI

$73 - $130

Bus via Grand Rapids  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi 4590
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace 1484

$64 - $112

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

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

$30 - $45

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 Blake Transit Center, Amtrak Station, Ann Arbor, Mi, Lansing, Mi, and Lansing, MI in around 10 h 32 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Pellston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Alpena
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Alpena via Pellston
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $190
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Dearborn Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Pellston to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 Alpena to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
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
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 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
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Pellston, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
48 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Jackson, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Detroit Airport (DTW) and Mackinac Island is 423 km. The road distance is 489 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island is to fly and bus which takes 2 h 53 min and costs $110 - $220.

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 Blake Transit Center, Ann Arbor, Mi and Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Detroit Airport (DTW) to Mackinac Island, including transfers.