There are 7 ways to get from East Lansing to Mackinac Island by bus, car or plane

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

Bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. E Lansing

$36 - $51

6 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. 236.5 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Lansing to Pellston  •  7 h 35 min

  1. LAN - PLN

$238 - $1,323

Bus to Detroit, fly to Pellston  •  6 h 54 min

  1. DTW - PLN

$216 - $420

Bus to Detroit, fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. DTW - CIU

$135 - $256

Bus to Detroit, fly to Traverse City, bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. DTW - TVC

$195 - $434

Bus to Detroit, fly to Alpena, bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. DTW - APN

$342 - $1,682

What companies run services between East Lansing, MI, USA and Mackinac Island, MI, USA?

Indian Trails operates a bus from East Lansing to Mackinac Island once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from East Lansing to Mackinac Island twice daily.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Lansing to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
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
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
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 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
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between East Lansing and Mackinac Island is 349 km. The road distance is 378 km.

The cheapest way to get from East Lansing to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from East Lansing to Mackinac Island is to drive which takes 3 h 47 min and costs $23 - $35.

No, there is no direct bus from East Lansing to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Brody Complex and arriving at St. Ignace, MI via Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from East Lansing to Mackinac Island, including transfers.