There are 9 ways to get from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI 1487 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace 1484

$45 - $103

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Train, bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak Blue Water
  2. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI E Lansing

$65 - $119

Amtrak Thruway  •  13 h

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Battle Creek, MI to St Ignace, MI 8150

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island 314 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Kalamazoo to Pellston  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Kalamazoo (AZO) to Pellston (PLN) AZO - PLN

$374 - $2,020

Fly Kalamazoo to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Kalamazoo (AZO) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) AZO - CIU
  2. Take the bus from Kinross to St. Ignace

$318 - $1,726

Fly Kalamazoo to Traverse City, bus  •  8 h 19 min

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

$284 - $1,444

Bus to Detroit, fly to Pellston, line 1484 bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Ann Arbor, Mi
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Pellston (PLN) DTW - PLN
  3. Take the line 1484 bus from Pellston to St. Ignace

$218 - $437

Bus to Detroit, fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Ann Arbor, Mi
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) DTW - CIU
  3. Take the bus from Kinross to St. Ignace

$137 - $273

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The cheapest way to get from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Kalamazoo and arriving at St. Ignace via Grand Rapids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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The distance between Kalamazoo and Mackinac Island is 252 miles. The road distance is 314 miles.

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The best way to get from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 35 min and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to get from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from Kalamazoo station.

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The best way to get from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island is to bus which takes 8 h 35 min and costs $45 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $370 - $2,100 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kalamazoo Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island is 314 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to drive from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island.

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Delta offers flights from Kalamazoo Airport to Pellston Airport.

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  • Distance: 252.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island via Grand Rapids, MI and Grand Rapids in around 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island 3 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,000
Flights from Kalamazoo to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Kalamazoo to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Kalamazoo to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,900
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to Pellston
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
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 Kalamazoo Amtrak to East Lansing Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $55
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
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 Pellston to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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 Battle Creek, MI to St Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 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
Bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Ann Arbor, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40

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