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

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Bus  •  8h 35m

  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  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Clare
  3. Take the bus from Clare to St. Ignace, MI

$68 - $115

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island 314 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Kalamazoo to Pellston  •  6h 39m

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

$374 - $2,020

Fly Kalamazoo to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  8h 5m

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

$318 - $1,726

Train to Detroit, fly to Pellston  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Dearborn Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Pellston (PLN) DTW - PLN

$229 - $466

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Traverse City, bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Traverse City (TVC) ORD - TVC
  3. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace

$218 - $724

Train to Detroit, fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Dearborn Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) DTW - CIU
  3. Take the bus from Kinross to St. Ignace

$148 - $302

Train to Detroit, fly to Traverse City, bus  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Dearborn Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Traverse City (TVC) DTW - TVC
  3. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace

$208 - $480

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 8h 35m.

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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 8h 35m and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 8h 35m 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 8h 35m and costs $45 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $370 - $2,100 and takes 6h 39m.

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There is no direct flight from Kalamazoo Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m 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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Map of how to get from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 252.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 35m

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 in around 8h 35m. Alternatively, Delta flies from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island twice daily.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,000
Flights from Kalamazoo to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to Pellston
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to East Lansing Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
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
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Dearborn Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1h
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
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
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
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
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

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

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Delta offers flights from Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo to Kalamazoo Airport is to bus which takes 11m and costs $2.

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