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There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island by plane, bus, train 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.

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Fly Philadelphia to Pellston  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Pellston (PLN) PHL - PLN

$320 - $1,625

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  26 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Bay City to St. Ignace, MI

$121 - $245

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Fly Philadelphia to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) PHL - CIU
  2. Take the bus from Kinross to St. Ignace

$274 - $1,331

Fly Philadelphia to Sault Ste Marie, bus #2  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Sault Ste Marie (YAM) PHL - YAM
  2. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace

$187 - $1,423

Fly Philadelphia to Traverse City, bus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Traverse City (TVC) PHL - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace

$249 - $1,149

Fly Philadelphia to Alpena, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Alpena (APN) PHL - APN
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Alpena to St. Ignace, MI

$356 - $1,657

Train to Newark, fly to Traverse City, bus  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Traverse City (TVC) EWR - TVC
  3. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace

$258 - $605

Train, bus Wanda Coach  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Grand Rapids Nyc
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace

$196 - $336

Train Amtrak, bus  •  39 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace

$210 - $545

Drive  •  14 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island 869.1 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island is to fly which costs $320 - $1,700 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at St. Ignace, MI via Pittsburgh, Pa, Detroit, MI and Bay City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 20 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Mackinac Island is 638 miles. The road distance is 869.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 45 min and costs $190 - $340.

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It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to get from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island is to fly which takes 7 h 50 min and costs $320 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, which costs $120 - $250 and takes 26 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Philadelphia Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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Philadelphia to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Ignace, MI station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 637.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Mackinac Island, MI, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island via Pittsburgh, Pa, Detroit, Mi, Detroit, MI, and Bay City in around 26 h 20 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Pellston via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Pellston via Boston, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Alpena via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Alpena via Detroit, Pellston
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Traverse City via Dayton, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Traverse City via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Traverse City via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Traverse City via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Sault Ste Marie via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Philadelphia to Sault Ste Marie via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Newark to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
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
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Bay City, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bay City to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
wandacoach.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.

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 Philadelphia, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Mackinac Island is 869 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 13 min to drive from Philadelphia to Mackinac Island.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Pellston Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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