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There are 11 ways to get from Lake Michigan to New York by plane, night bus, bus, train, car ferry or car

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

Travel to Traverse City, fly to New York La Guardia

  1. Travel from Lake Michigan to Traverse City
  2. Fly from Traverse City (TVC) to New York La Guardia (LGA)

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Ludington to Manitowoc
  2. Take the bus from Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee Mitchell Airport to Columbus
  4. Take the bus from Columbus to New York

9 alternative options

Travel to Traverse City, fly to Newark

  1. Travel from Lake Michigan to Traverse City
  2. Fly from Traverse City (TVC) to Newark (EWR)

Travel, night bus to Milwaukee, fly to New York La Guardia

  1. Travel from Lake Michigan to Sheboygan Amtrak Bus Stop
  2. Take the night bus from Sheboygan Amtrak Bus Stop to Milwaukee
  3. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to New York La Guardia (LGA)

Travel, night bus to Milwaukee, fly to Newark

  1. Travel from Lake Michigan to Sheboygan Amtrak Bus Stop
  2. Take the night bus from Sheboygan Amtrak Bus Stop to Milwaukee
  3. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Newark (EWR)

Travel, night bus to Milwaukee, fly to New York JFK

  1. Travel from Lake Michigan to Sheboygan Amtrak Bus Stop
  2. Take the night bus from Sheboygan Amtrak Bus Stop to Milwaukee
  3. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to New York JFK (JFK)

Travel, bus to Grand Rapids, fly to New York La Guardia

  1. Travel from Lake Michigan to Reed City, MI
  2. Take the bus from Reed City, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to New York La Guardia (LGA)

Travel, bus to Grand Rapids, fly to Newark

  1. Travel from Lake Michigan to Reed City, MI
  2. Take the bus from Reed City, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Newark (EWR)

Travel, bus

  1. Travel from Lake Michigan to Reed City, MI
  2. Take the bus from Reed City, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Detroit, MI
  4. Take the bus from Detroit to New York

Travel, night bus, train

  1. Travel from Lake Michigan to Sheboygan Amtrak Bus Stop
  2. Take the night bus from Sheboygan Amtrak Bus Stop to Milwaukee
  3. Take the train from Milwaukee to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Travel, car ferry, drive

  1. Travel from Lake Michigan to Sugar Island
  2. Take the car ferry from Sugar Island to Sault Sainte Marie
  3. Drive from Sault Sainte Marie to New York

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lake Michigan to New York is to car ferry and bus which costs $180 - $260 and takes 33h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Michigan to New York is to car ferry and bus which costs $180 - $260 and takes 33h 5m.

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The distance between Lake Michigan and New York is 693 miles.

The best way to get from Lake Michigan to New York without a car is to travel and bus which takes 25h 59m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Lake Michigan to New York, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Traverse City Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 58m.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Traverse City Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lake Michigan to New York.
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  • Distance: 692.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Lake Michigan, MI, USA and New York, NY, USA?

There is no direct connection from Lake Michigan to New York. However, you can take the travel to Traverse City airport, fly to New York La Guardia, take the walk to Laguardia/Terminal B, take the bus to Woodside Av/61 St, take the walk to Woodside, then take the train to New York. Alternatively, you can take the travel to Traverse City airport, fly to Newark, take the walk to Terminal B, take the AirTrain to Newark Liberty Airport Station, take the walk to Newark Airport Railroad Station, then take the train to New York.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Traverse City to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Traverse City to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $450
Flights from Traverse City to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $450
Flights from Traverse City to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $450
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Milwaukee to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Grand Rapids to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Grand Rapids to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Traverse City to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Traverse City to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Traverse City to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Milwaukee to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to Newark via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Milwaukee to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Milwaukee to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Milwaukee to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Milwaukee to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Grand Rapids to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Traverse City to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $420
Flights from Traverse City to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $420
Flights from Traverse City to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $420
Flights from Traverse City to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $410
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Milwaukee to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Grand Rapids to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $390
Flights from Grand Rapids to Newark via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $390
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Milwaukee to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Traverse City to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $260
Flights from Milwaukee to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $260
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Milwaukee to New York La Guardia via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Sheboygan Amtrak Bus Stop to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Night bus from Sheboygan , WI to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
Indian Trails
Children 2-16
$5 - $8
College students
$8 - $13
Senior Citizens 62+
$9 - $14
Bus from Reed City, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
Indian Trails
Children 2-16
$7 - $10
College students
$10 - $15
Senior Citizens 62+
$11 - $16
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
Indian Trails
Children 2-16
$15 - $22
College students
$20 - $28
Senior Citizens 62+
$21 - $30
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit to New York
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$100 - $160
Bus from Columbus to New York
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $90
Flexible
$95 - $140
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
golamers.com
Adult
$20 - $26
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee Mitchell Airport to Columbus
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$35 - $65
Adult Advance Purchase
$30 - $45
Ferry operators
SS Badger
Website
ssbadger.com
Car ferry from Ludington to Manitowoc
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Schedules at
ssbadger.com
Adult
$71
Vehicle
$78
Eupta
Website
eupta.net
Car ferry from Sugar Island to Sault Sainte Marie
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
eupta.net
Passenger & Car
$20

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