There are 2 ways to get from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by car ferry, taxi, bus, ferry or night bus

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

Car ferry, taxi, bus, ferry  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the car ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington
  2. Take a taxi from Ludington to Reed City, MI
  3. Take the bus from Reed City, MI to Traverse City, MI
  4. Take the ferry from Leland, MI to North Manitou Island, MI

$193 - $229

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus, ferry  •  16h 33m

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

$100 - $139

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is to night bus and bus and ferry which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16h 33m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is to car ferry and taxi and bus and ferry which costs $190 - $230 and takes 10h 45m.

More details

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

It takes approximately 10h 45m to get from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including transfers.

More details

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 1h ahead of Manitowoc. It is currently 5:37 AM in Manitowoc and 6:37 AM in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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

More details

Map of how to get from Manitowoc to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 108 miles
  • Duration: 10h 45m

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 taxi to Reed City, MI, take the bus to Traverse City, MI, take the walk to Downtown Hall St Transfer Station, take the line 10 bus to Front St @ Suttons Bay Library, 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, MI, St. Ignace, MI, Traverse City, MI, Downtown Hall St Transfer Station, Front St @ Suttons Bay Library, Leland, MI, and North Manitou Island, MI in around 16h 33m.

Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Reed City, MI to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Night bus from Manitowoc, WI to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Night bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
indiantrails.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
Other operators
Taxi from Ludington to Reed City, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Estimated price
$95 - $120

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.