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There are 6 ways to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City by bus, car, plane or train

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Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI 8351
  2. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI 1484

$23 - $30

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 45 min

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

$33 - $83

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Kalamazoo to Traverse City 193 miles

$18 - $28

Fly from Kalamazoo  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Kalamazoo (AZO) to Traverse City (TVC) AZO - TVC

$266 - $1,420

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 26 min

  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

$200 - $700

Train to Detroit, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Dearborn Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Traverse City (TVC) DTW - TVC

$190 - $456

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The cheapest way to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kalamazoo to Traverse City. However, there are services departing from Kalamazoo, MI and arriving at Traverse City, MI via Grand Rapids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

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The distance between Kalamazoo and Traverse City is 172 miles. The road distance is 193 miles.

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The best way to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which takes 5 h 42 min and costs $23 - $30.

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City, including transfers.

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Kalamazoo to Traverse City bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Kalamazoo, MI station.

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The best way to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which takes 5 h 42 min and costs $23 - $30. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $260 - $1,500 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kalamazoo Airport to Traverse City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 11 min and has one stopover.

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Kalamazoo to Traverse City bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at Traverse City, MI station.

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Map of how to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City.
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  • Distance: 171.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

What companies run services between Kalamazoo, MI, USA and Traverse City, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Grand Rapids, MI and Grand Rapids in around 5 h 42 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Kalamazoo to Traverse City hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $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 Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
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
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak Station to Dearborn Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
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
Bus 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
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
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

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Kalamazoo to Traverse City is 193 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to drive from Kalamazoo to Traverse City.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Kalamazoo Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Traverse City. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kalamazoo to Kalamazoo Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2.

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