There are 7 ways to get from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo by bus, train, 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  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from St. Ignace, MI to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak 8364

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  10 h 2 min

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

$69 - $127

5 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Ignace to Grand Rapids 1484
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI 8465

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo 313 miles

$30 - $45

Bus to Traverse City, fly to Kalamazoo  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Ignace to Traverse City, MI
  2. Fly from Traverse City (TVC) to Kalamazoo (AZO) TVC - AZO

$229 - $1,061

Fly Pellston to Detroit, bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Pellston (PLN) to Detroit (DTW) PLN - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi

$218 - $440

Bus to Sault Ste Marie, fly to Detroit, bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Ignace to Kinross
  2. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (CIU) to Detroit (DTW) CIU - DTW
  3. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi

$138 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo is to drive which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $30 - $45.

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The distance between Mackinac Island and Kalamazoo is 404 km. The road distance is 501 km.

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The Amtrak Thruway from St. Ignace, MI to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak takes 8 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St. Ignace, MI and arriving at Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between Mackinac Island, MI, USA and Kalamazoo, MI, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo once daily, and the journey takes 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Traverse City to Kalamazoo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Traverse City to Kalamazoo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Pellston to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Traverse City to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Traverse City to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from East Lansing Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
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
Bus operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Clare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Clare to Lansing, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace to Kinross
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Kalamazoo, 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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