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There are 9 ways to get from Michigan to Alaska by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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

Fly Detroit to Sitka  •  11h 50m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Sitka (SIT) DTW - SIT

$569 - $2,222

Cheapest option

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Anchorage  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Anchorage (ANC) ORD - ANC

$253 - $748

7 alternative options

Fly Grand Rapids to Anchorage  •  11h 51m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Anchorage (ANC) GRR - ANC

$400 - $1,512

Fly Detroit to Juneau  •  11h 31m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Juneau (JNU) DTW - JNU

$289 - $332

Fly Grand Rapids to Fairbanks  •  11h 50m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Fairbanks (FAI) GRR - FAI

$507 - $1,927

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Fairbanks  •  13h 48m

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fairbanks (FAI) ORD - FAI

$323 - $1,498

Train, car ferry  •  5 days 23h

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Everett Amtrak Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
  4. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  5. Take the train from Whittier to Anchorage

$916 - $3,877

Bus, car ferry  •  7 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
  4. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  5. Take the bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum

$1,012 - $3,897

Drive  •  3 days 3h

  1. Drive from Detroit to Anchorage 3918.5 miles

$380 - $600

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Michigan to Alaska is to fly which costs $280 - $340 and takes 11h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Michigan to Alaska is to fly which costs $280 - $340 and takes 11h 31m.

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The distance between Michigan and Alaska is 2851 miles. The road distance is 3918.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Michigan to Alaska without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 5 days 23h and costs $900 - $3,900.

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It takes approximately 11h 50m to get from Michigan to Alaska, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Detroit Airport to Sitka Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 2m and has one stopover.

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Alaska is 4h behind Michigan. It is currently 6:05 PM in Michigan and 2:05 PM in Alaska.

Yes, the driving distance between Michigan to Alaska is 3918 miles. It takes approximately 3 days 3h to drive from Michigan to Alaska.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Sitka Airport.

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Map of how to get from Michigan to Alaska.
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  • Distance: 2851.4 miles
  • Duration: 11h 50m

What companies run services between Michigan, USA and Alaska, USA?

Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Livonia to Sitka hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Salt Lake City, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Denver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 16m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Las Vegas, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Vancouver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 46m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Phoenix, Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via San Francisco, Seattle
Ave. Duration
16h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Sacramento, Seattle
Ave. Duration
16h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,800
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
13h 38m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 41m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 31m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Salt Lake City, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 34m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Denver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 41m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 41m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Las Vegas, Seattle
Ave. Duration
13h 41m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Grand Rapids to Fairbanks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Grand Rapids to Fairbanks via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Fairbanks via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 9m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 7m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Houston
Ave. Duration
16h 14m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,800
Flights from Grand Rapids to Fairbanks via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Fairbanks via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Grand Rapids to Fairbanks via Denver
Ave. Duration
17h 24m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 21m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Houston
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11h 1m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Detroit to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Juneau via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Anchorage via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
16h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
11h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Anchorage via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,500
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
44h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Whittier to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$30 - $95
Goldstar Service
$150 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
30h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
Ave. Duration
3 days 13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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