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There are 4 ways to get from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by car ferry, car, ferry, bus 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.

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Car ferry, drive, ferry  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the car ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington
  2. Drive from Ludington to Leland, MI
  3. Take the ferry from Leland, MI to North Manitou Island, MI

$93 - $98

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  15h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Manitowoc, WI to Escanaba
  2. Take the bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace
  3. Take the bus from St. Ignace to Traverse City, MI
  4. Take the ferry from Leland, MI to North Manitou Island, MI

$103 - $140

Bus to Green Bay, fly, ferry  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Manitowoc, WI to Green Bay, WI - Transit
  2. Fly from Green Bay (GRB) to Traverse City (TVC) GRB - TVC
  3. Take the ferry from Leland, MI to North Manitou Island, MI

$268 - $1,190

Amtrak Thruway, bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly, ferry  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  3. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Traverse City (TVC) ORD - TVC
  4. Take the ferry from Leland, MI to North Manitou Island, MI

$218 - $708

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is to car ferry and drive and ferry which costs $90 - $100 and takes 7h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is to car ferry and drive and ferry which costs $90 - $100 and takes 7h 44m.

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The distance between Manitowoc and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 108 miles.

It takes approximately 7h 44m to get from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Green Bay Airport to Traverse City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 42m and has one stopover.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 1h ahead of Manitowoc. It is currently 8:43 PM in Manitowoc and 9:43 PM in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Green Bay Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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  • Distance: 108 miles
  • Duration: 7h 44m

What companies run services between Manitowoc, WI, USA and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. However, you can take the car ferry to Ludington, take the drive to Leland, MI, take the ferry to North Manitou Island, MI, then take the travel to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore via Manitowoc, WI, Escanaba, MI, St. Ignace, Traverse City, MI, Leland, MI, and North Manitou Island, MI in around 15h 26m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Green Bay, WI - Transit
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Green Bay, WI - Transit
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Ferry operators
SS Badger
Website
ssbadger.com
Car ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
ssbadger.com
Manitou Island Transit
Website
manitoutransit.com
Ferry from Leland, MI to North Manitou Island, MI
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
manitoutransit.com

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