There are 7 ways to get from Green Bay to Mackinac Island by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Escanaba Milwaukee
  2. Take the bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace 1489 Ironwood

$48 - $73

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Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Green Bay, WI to Escanaba, MI 8539
  2. Take the bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace 1489 Ironwood

$30 - $50

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Drive  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Green Bay to Mackinac Island 252.2 miles

$24 - $40

Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Green Bay (GRB) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) GRB - CIU
  2. Take the bus from Kinross to St. Ignace

$282 - $1,353

Fly to Pellston  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Green Bay (GRB) to Pellston (PLN) GRB - PLN

$318 - $1,547

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Green Bay (GRB) to Traverse City (TVC) GRB - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace

$257 - $1,171

Fly to Alpena, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  8 h 22 min

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

$354 - $1,579

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Green Bay to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Green Bay, WI - Transit and arriving at St. Ignace via Escanaba, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

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The distance between Green Bay and Mackinac Island is 185 miles. The road distance is 252.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Green Bay to Mackinac Island without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 3 min to get from Green Bay to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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Green Bay to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from Green Bay, WI - Transit station.

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The best way to get from Green Bay to Mackinac Island is to bus which takes 8 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Green Bay Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 56 min and has one stopover.

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Green Bay to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at St. Ignace station.

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Mackinac Island is 1 h ahead of Green Bay. It is currently 8:17 PM in Green Bay and 9:17 PM in Mackinac Island.

Yes, the driving distance between Green Bay to Mackinac Island is 252 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to drive from Green Bay to Mackinac Island.

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  • Distance: 185.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 3 min

What companies run services between Green Bay, WI, USA and Mackinac Island, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Green Bay to Mackinac Island via Escanaba and Escanaba, MI in around 8 h 3 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from Green Bay to Mackinac Island twice daily.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Green Bay to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Green Bay to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Green Bay to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Green Bay to Sault Ste Marie via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Green Bay to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Green Bay to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Green Bay to Alpena via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Green Bay to Alpena via Detroit, Pellston
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
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 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
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
Bus from Green Bay, WI to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Delta offers flights from Green Bay Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Green Bay to Green Bay Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs .

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