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There are 7 ways to get from Orlando to Mackinac Island by plane, ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Fly Orlando to Pellston, ferry  •  8h 48m

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Pellston (PLN) MCO - PLN
  2. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island

$325 - $1,431

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  42h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to Mackinaw
  5. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island

$192 - $260

5 alternative options

Fly Orlando to Alpena, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, ferry  •  10h 36m

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Alpena (APN) MCO - APN
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Alpena to Mackinaw City, MI
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island

$252 - $862

Fly Orlando to Traverse City, bus, ferry  •  10h 52m

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Traverse City (TVC) MCO - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island

$255 - $1,054

Fly Orlando to Sault Ste Marie, bus, ferry  •  11h 46m

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) MCO - CIU
  2. Take the bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island

$194 - $743

Bus to Tampa, fly to Pellston, ferry  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
  2. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Pellston (PLN) TPA - PLN
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island

$350 - $1,552

Bus, ferry via New York  •  40h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Orlando, FL - 5144 W Colonial Dr. to New York, NY - 95 Canal St.
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to East Lansing Nyc
  3. Take the bus from East Lansing, MI to Mackinaw
  4. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island

$244 - $265

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Orlando to Mackinac Island is to bus and ferry which costs $190 - $260 and takes 42h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Orlando to Mackinac Island is to fly and ferry which costs $320 - $1,500 and takes 8h 48m.

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The distance between Orlando and Mackinac Island is 1216 miles.

The best way to get from Orlando to Mackinac Island without a car is to bus and ferry via New York which takes 40h 48m and costs $240 - $270.

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It takes approximately 8h 48m to get from Orlando to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Orlando Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 56m and has one stopover.

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Delta offers flights from Orlando Airport to Pellston Airport.

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There are 81+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Orlando to Orlando Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 36m and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Orlando to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 1216.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 48m

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

There is no direct connection from Orlando to Mackinac Island. However, you can take the line 11 bus to Oia Transfer Center, take the walk to Orlando airport, fly to Pellston, take the taxi to Pellston, take the line 1484 bus to Mackinaw City, take the walk to Mackinaw, then take the ferry to Mackinac Island. Alternatively, you can take the line 11 bus to Oia Transfer Center, take the walk to Orlando airport, fly to Alpena, take the taxi to Alpena, take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails to Mackinaw City, MI, take the walk to Mackinaw, then take the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Orlando to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Orlando to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Orlando to Pellston via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Orlando to Pellston via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Orlando to Pellston via Boston, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Orlando to Alpena via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Alpena via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Orlando to Alpena via Detroit, Pellston
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Orlando to Alpena via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Orlando to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Orlando to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Sault Ste Marie via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Orlando to Sault Ste Marie via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Orlando to Sault Ste Marie via Nashville, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Tampa to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Tampa to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Tampa to Pellston via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Tampa to Pellston via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Tampa to Pellston via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Tampa to Pellston via Boston, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Tampa to Pellston via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Orlando to Traverse City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Bus 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
Bus from Alpena to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from East Lansing to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Alpena to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to Mackinaw City
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $150
Flexible
$160 - $230
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50
Starline Bus
Website
starlinebus.com
Bus from Orlando, FL - 5144 W Colonial Dr. to New York, NY - 95 Canal St.
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
starlinebus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Starline Express
Phone
917-656-4221
Email
nycstarline@gmail.com
Website
starlinebus.com
Bus from Orlando, FL to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
starlinebus.com
Book at
starlinebus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to East Lansing
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Ferry operators
Sheplers Ferry
Website
sheplersferry.com
Ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sheplersferry.com

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