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  •  7 h 44 min

  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  •  15 h 26 min

  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  •  8 h 32 min

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

$276 - $1,193

Bus, bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly, ferry  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus 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 distance between Manitowoc and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 108 miles.

It takes approximately 7 h 44 min 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 3 h 44 min and has one stopover.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 1 h ahead of Manitowoc. It is currently 10:11 AM in Manitowoc and 11:11 AM 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: 7 h 44 min

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, Escanaba, MI, St. Ignace, Traverse City, MI, Leland, MI, and North Manitou Island, MI in around 15 h 26 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Green Bay to Traverse City via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
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
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Green Bay, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Green Bay, WI
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Manitowoc, WI to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Coach USA
Ferry operators
SS Badger
Website
ssbadger.com
Car ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington
Ave. Duration
3 h
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
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
manitoutransit.com

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