There are 2 ways to get from Manistee to Mackinac Island by car, bus or ferry

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Drive, bus, ferry  •  5h 1m

  1. Drive from Manistee to Traverse City, MI
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island

$35 - $46

Cheapest option

Drive, bus, ferry via Bendon  •  6h 36m

  1. Drive from Manistee to Interlochen Center for the Arts
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island

$34 - $47

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The cheapest way to get from Manistee to Mackinac Island is to drive and bus and ferry which costs $35 - $50 and takes 5h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Manistee to Mackinac Island is to drive and bus and ferry which costs $35 - $50 and takes 5h 1m.

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The distance between Manistee and Mackinac Island is 140 miles.

It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Manistee to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

There is no direct connection from Manistee to Mackinac Island. However, you can take the drive to Traverse City, MI, take the bus to Mackinaw City, MI, take the walk to Mackinaw, then take the ferry to Mackinac Island. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Interlochen Center for the Arts, take the line 12 bus to Downtown Hall St Transfer Station, take the walk to Traverse City, MI, take the bus to Mackinaw City, MI, take the walk to Mackinaw, then take the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Ferry operators
Sheplers Ferry
Website
sheplersferry.com
Ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sheplersferry.com
Arnold Line Ferry
Website
arnoldline.com
Ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mackinacferry.com

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