There are 10 ways to get from Houston to Mackinac Island by plane, bus, night 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  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Pellston (PLN) IAH - PLN

$384 - $1,721

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Bus  •  43 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI

$191 - $452

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Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) IAH - CIU
  2. Take the bus from Kinross (BP I-75, Exit 378) to St. Ignace (Transportation Center)

$328 - $1,427

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  10 h 34 min

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

$303 - $1,245

Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus #2  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Sault Ste Marie (YAM) IAH - YAM
  2. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace (Transportation Center)

$321 - $1,819

Fly to Alpena, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  11 h 37 min

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

$430 - $1,853

Night bus, train, bus  •  37 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to Longview, Tx
  2. Take the train from Longview Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI

$213 - $574

Bus, train  •  37 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Longview, Tx
  2. Take the train from Longview Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace

$206 - $547

Train, bus  •  42 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI

$258 - $692

Drive  •  25 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Mackinac Island 1488.1 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at St. Ignace, MI via Dallas, Tx, Detroit, Mi and Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 21 min.

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The distance between Houston and Mackinac Island is 1259 miles. The road distance is 1488.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Mackinac Island without a car is to night bus and train and bus which takes 37 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to get from Houston to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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Houston to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Mackinac Island is to fly which takes 8 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 43 h 21 min.

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There is no direct flight from Houston Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 56 min and has one stopover.

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

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Mackinac Island is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 8:21 AM in Houston and 9:21 AM in Mackinac Island.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Mackinac Island is 1488 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 44 min to drive from Houston to Mackinac Island.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 1259.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 42 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Mackinac Island, MI, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from Houston to Mackinac Island every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Mackinac Island via Dallas, Tx, Detroit, Mi, Lansing, Mi, and Lansing, MI in around 43 h 21 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Pellston via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from Houston to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Sault Ste Marie via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Alpena via Detroit, Pellston
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from Houston to Alpena via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via New Orleans, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Houston to Sault Ste Marie via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Houston to Sault Ste Marie via Austin, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,600
Flights from Houston to Sault Ste Marie via New Orleans, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Train operators
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
Train from Longview Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross (BP I-75, Exit 378) to St. Ignace (Transportation Center)
Ave. Duration
35 min
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
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace (Transportation Center)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.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 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

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Houston, Tx to Longview, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $190
Flexible
$220 - $290
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Houston Airport to Pellston 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 Houston to Houston Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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