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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.

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Fly Houston to Pellston  •  8h 57m

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

$384 - $1,721

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Bus  •  39h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI
  4. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace

$186 - $412

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Fly Houston to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  10h 28m

  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 Houston to Traverse City, bus  •  10h 49m

  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 Houston Hobby Apt to Traverse City, bus  •  10h 49m

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

$353 - $1,443

Fly Houston to Alpena, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  10h 25m

  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

$420 - $1,753

Fly Houston to Sault Ste Marie, bus #2  •  11h 21m

  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

Night bus, train, bus  •  37h 36m

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

$205 - $544

Train, bus  •  42h 52m

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station 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 Station
  4. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Clare
  5. Take the bus from Clare to St. Ignace, MI

$261 - $688

Drive  •  25h 44m

  1. Drive from Houston to Mackinac Island 1488.1 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 25h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Mackinac Island is to fly which costs $380 - $1,800 and takes 8h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at St. Ignace via Dallas, Tx, Chicago and Grand Rapids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 50m.

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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 37h 36m and costs $200 - $550.

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It takes approximately 8h 57m 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 8h 57m and costs $380 - $1,800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $420 and takes 39h 50m.

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There is no direct flight from Houston Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 21m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Houston to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 1259.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 57m

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, Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il, Chicago, and Grand Rapids in around 39h 50m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from Houston to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Traverse City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Alpena via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from Houston to Alpena via Detroit, Pellston
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Traverse City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Traverse City via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Houston to Sault Ste Marie via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Houston to Sault Ste Marie via New Orleans, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Traverse City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Traverse City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Longview Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 37m
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 Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
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 Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
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
19h 30m
Frequency
Twice 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
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
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
35m
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
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace (Transportation Center)
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Clare
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Clare to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
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
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240

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Mackinac Island is 1h ahead of Houston. It is currently 5:03 AM in Houston and 6:03 AM in Mackinac Island.

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

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Houston Airport to Pellston Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 50m and costs $1 - $4.

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