There are 9 ways to get from Detroit to Mackinaw City by plane, bus, train 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 to Pellston, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Pellston (PLN) DTW - PLN
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Pellston, MI to Mackinaw City, MI

$194 - $389

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City 1492 Detroit to Bay City
  2. Take the bus from Bay City, MI to Mackinaw 1485

$50 - $70

7 alternative options

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  6 h 35 min

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

$174 - $403

Fly to Alpena, bus  •  6 h 5 min

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

$321 - $1,651

Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  6 h 2 min

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

$118 - $232

Bus via Lansing, MI  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi 4592 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to Mackinaw E Lansing

$50 - $84

Train, bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Jackson, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to Mackinaw

$72 - $128

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Battle Creek, MI 0354
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Battle Creek, MI to Mackinaw City, MI 8150

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Mackinaw City 290.3 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Mackinaw City is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Mackinaw City is to fly and Amtrak Thruway which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $190 - $390.

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The distance between Detroit and Mackinaw City is 407 km. The road distance is 465 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Detroit to Mackinaw City, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Mackinaw City. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Mackinaw via Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

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

You can take a bus from Detroit to Mackinaw City via Lansing, Mi and Lansing, MI in around 9 h.

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 Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Alpena
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Alpena via Pellston
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Jackson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Pellston, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Battle Creek, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Pellston to Mackinaw City
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
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 Alpena to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.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 St. Ignace to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.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 Detroit, MI to Bay City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $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

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