There are 4 ways to get from Manistee to Kalamazoo by car, bus, taxi, plane or train

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Drive, bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Manistee to Cedar & S Michigan
  2. Take the bus from Cedar & S Michigan to Central Station 100
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI

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Fly, train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Manistee (MBL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MBL - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo Amtrak

$105 - $269

2 alternative options

Taxi, bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manistee to Reed City, MI
  2. Take the bus from Reed City, MI to Grand Rapids
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Manistee to Kalamazoo 172.2 miles

$16 - $25

Questions & Answers

The distance between Manistee and Kalamazoo is 141 miles. The road distance is 172.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Manistee to Kalamazoo without a car is to taxi and bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 5 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Manistee to Kalamazoo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manistee Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manistee to Kalamazoo is 172 miles. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Manistee to Kalamazoo.

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Regional Sky offers flights from Manistee Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Kalamazoo. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manistee to Manistee Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Manistee to Kalamazoo.
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  • Distance: 140.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Manistee, MI, USA and Kalamazoo, MI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Manistee to Kalamazoo. However, you can take the drive to Cedar & S Michigan, take the bus to Central Station, take the walk to Grand Rapids, MI, then take the Amtrak Thruway to Kalamazoo, MI. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Reed City, MI, take the bus to Grand Rapids, take the walk to Grand Rapids, MI, then take the Amtrak Thruway to Kalamazoo, MI.

Airlines
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Manistee to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$23 - $200
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 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
The Rapid
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Cedar & S Michigan to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
connect.ridetherapid.org
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Reed City, MI to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manistee to Reed City, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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