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

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

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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

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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 28 min

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

$266 - $1,420

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 20 min

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

$200 - $700

Bus to Detroit, fly  •  4 h 52 min

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

$179 - $427

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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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There are 49+ hotels available in Traverse City. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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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, Delta, United Airlines 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
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Kalamazoo to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
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
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Bus operators
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
Greyhound USA
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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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