There are 3 ways to get from Saginaw to Mackinac Island by bus, car or plane

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Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Saginaw to St. Ignace, MI

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Fly  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Saginaw (MBS) to Pellston (PLN) MBS - PLN

$286 - $1,445

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Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Saginaw to Mackinac Island 200.1 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Saginaw to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saginaw to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saginaw and arriving at St. Ignace, MI. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Saginaw and Mackinac Island is 175 miles. The road distance is 200.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Saginaw to Mackinac Island without a car is to Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails which takes 6 h 10 min and costs .

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The Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Saginaw to St. Ignace, MI takes 6 h 10 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Saginaw to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Saginaw station.

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The best way to get from Saginaw to Mackinac Island is to Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails which takes 6 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $280 - $1,500 and takes 5 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Saginaw Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 44 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Saginaw to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 175.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Saginaw to Mackinac Island once daily, and the journey takes 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from Saginaw to Mackinac Island 4 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Saginaw to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Saginaw to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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