There are 5 ways to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI 8364

Cheapest option

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

$30 - $50

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Kalamazoo to Traverse City 193 miles

$18 - $28

Fly from Kalamazoo  •  3 h 20 min

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

$280 - $1,437

Bus to Detroit, fly  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Dearborn Amtrak, Mi
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Traverse City (TVC) DTW - TVC

$175 - $423

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Kalamazoo to Traverse City once daily, and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Kalamazoo to Traverse City every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Bus operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, Mi to Dearborn Amtrak, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kalamazoo to Traverse City?

The distance between Kalamazoo and Traverse City is 275 km. The road distance is 309 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City?

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

Is there a direct bus between Kalamazoo and Traverse City?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak and arriving at Traverse City, MI. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Kalamazoo to Traverse City?

The Amtrak Thruway from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI takes 5 h 5 min including transfers and departs once daily.