Duration 7h 30m
Distance 430 miles
Average price $300
Possible routes 8 found

There are 8 ways to get from Indianapolis to Mackinac Island by plane, ferry, bus, night bus or train

We recommend flying from Indianapolis to Pellston and then taking the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island, which is the fastest option and takes around 7h 30m.

Recommended route

Fly Indianapolis to Pellston, ferry • 7h 30m

  1. Indianapolis
  2. Mackinaw
  3. Mackinac Island
Fastest
7h 30m
$217 - $833
Alternative routes

Fly Indianapolis to Alpena, bus, ferry • 10h 36m

  1. Indianapolis
  2. Alpena, MI
  3. Mackinaw
  4. Mackinac Island
10h 36m
$243 - $815

Fly Indianapolis to Sault Ste Marie, night bus, ferry • 9h 55m

  1. Indianapolis
  2. Kinross, MI
  3. Mackinaw
  4. Mackinac Island
9h 55m
$238 - $849

Bus to Fort Wayne, fly to Pellston, ferry • 11h 12m

  1. Indianapolis, IN
  2. Fort Wayne
  3. Mackinaw
  4. Mackinac Island
11h 12m
$210 - $699

Fly Indianapolis to Traverse City, bus, ferry • 10h 55m

  1. Indianapolis
  2. Traverse City, MI
  3. Mackinaw
  4. Mackinac Island
10h 55m
$144 - $692

Night bus, train, bus, ferry • 15h 23m

  1. Indianapolis, In
  2. Chicago Union Station
  3. East Lansing, MI
  4. Mackinaw
  5. Mackinac Island
15h 23m
Cheapest
$108 - $158

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, ferry • 15h 58m

  1. Indianapolis, IN
  2. Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
  3. Mackinaw
  4. Mackinac Island
15h 58m

Train, bus, ferry • 17h 59m

  1. Indianapolis Amtrak Station
  2. Chicago Union Station
  3. East Lansing, MI
  4. Mackinaw
  5. Mackinac Island
17h 59m
$117 - $171

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Indianapolis to Mackinac Island? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Mackinac Island is to night bus and train and bus and ferry which costs $100 - $160 and takes 15h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Mackinac Island is to fly and ferry which costs $210 - $850 and takes 7h 30m.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Mackinac Island is 430 miles.

The best way to get from Indianapolis to Mackinac Island without a car is to night bus and train and bus and ferry which takes 15h 23m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Indianapolis to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 36m and has one stopover.

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Delta offers flights from Indianapolis Airport to Pellston Airport.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs $2.

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How to travel from Indianapolis to Mackinac Island

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from Indianapolis to Mackinac Island right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between Indianapolis and Mackinac Island?

There is no direct connection from Indianapolis to Mackinac Island. However, you can take the line 8 bus to Indianapolis Airport, take the walk to Indianapolis airport, fly to Pellston, take the taxi to Pellston, MI, take the line 1484 bus to Mackinaw City, MI, take the walk to Mackinaw, then take the ferry to Mackinac Island. Alternatively, you can take the line 8 bus to Indianapolis Airport, take the walk to Indianapolis airport, fly to Alpena, take the taxi to Alpena, MI, take the bus to Mackinaw City, MI, take the walk to Mackinaw, then take the ferry to Mackinac Island.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800

About Delta

Flights from Indianapolis to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Pellston via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Alpena via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Alpena via Detroit, Pellston
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Alpena via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Sault Ste Marie via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Indianapolis to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Sault Ste Marie via Orlando, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Sault Ste Marie via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Fort Wayne to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Fort Wayne to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650

About American Airlines

Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700

About United Airlines

Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Traverse City via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85

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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Bus operators
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24

About Indian Trails

Bus from Alpena, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Night bus from Kinross, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Night bus from Indianapolis, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65

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.

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Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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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Ferry operators
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11

About Sheplers Ferry

Ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sheplersferry.com
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11

About Arnold Line Ferry

Ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mackinacferry.com

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