There are 7 ways to get from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo by plane, bus, train 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

Fly from Pellston  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Pellston (PLN) to Kalamazoo (AZO) PLN - AZO

$257 - $1,336

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

$78 - $160

5 alternative options

Bus to Sault Ste Marie, fly  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from St. Ignace to Kinross
  2. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (CIU) to Kalamazoo (AZO) CIU - AZO

$142 - $643

Bus to Traverse City, fly  •  7 h 21 min

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

$233 - $1,074

Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 20 min

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

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

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

Delta flies from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo 3 times a day. Alternatively, 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 Pellston to Kalamazoo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Kalamazoo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Kalamazoo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Kalamazoo via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Traverse City to Kalamazoo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Traverse City to Kalamazoo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Traverse City to Kalamazoo via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Traverse City to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 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 29 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
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace to Kinross
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $12
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
$22 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Clare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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
$18 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo?

The quickest way to get from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs $250 - $1,400.

Is there a direct bus between Mackinac Island and Kalamazoo?

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.

How long does it take to get from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo?

It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo, including transfers.