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There are 4 ways to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Essex by plane, night bus, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (YAM) to Windsor (YQG) YAM - YQG

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Night bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, bus  •  12h 42m

  1. Take the night bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace, MI
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from St. Ignace, MI to Flint
  3. Take the bus from Flint, MI to Detroit, MI

Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, bus, train  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Petoskey, MI
  2. Take the bus from Petoskey, MI to East Lansing, MI
  3. Take the train from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Battle Creek
  4. Take the train from Battle Creek to Detroit

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Essex 588.1 km

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The cheapest way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Essex is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Essex is to fly which costs $240 - $750 and takes 4h 45m.

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The distance between Sault Ste. Marie and Essex is 497 km. The road distance is 588.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Essex, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sault Ste Marie Airport to Windsor Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 6m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sault Ste. Marie to Essex is 588 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Essex.

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Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Sault Ste Marie Airport to Windsor Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Sault Ste Marie Airport is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs $55 - $65.

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  • Distance: 497.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada and Essex, ON, Canada?

Air Canada and Porter Airlines fly from Sault Ste. Marie to Essex 3 times a day.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Windsor via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from East Lansing Amtrak Station to Battle Creek
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Battle Creek to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Night bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Flint, MI to Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Petoskey, MI to East Lansing, MI
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St. Ignace, MI to Flint
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Petoskey, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com

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