There are 9 ways to get from Seattle 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 to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  10 h 31 min

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

$290 - $1,228

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Bus, train  •  3 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC
  2. Take the train from Vancouver to Portage la Prairie
  3. Take the bus from Portage La Prairie, MB to Sault Ste Marie, ON
  4. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace

$258 - $851

7 alternative options

Fly to Pellston  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Pellston (PLN) SEA - PLN

$386 - $1,522

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  11 h 30 min

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

$265 - $1,046

Fly to Alpena, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  12 h 49 min

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

$422 - $1,654

Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus #2  •  13 h 27 min

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

$423 - $2,220

Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 948
  3. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Minneapolis, MN 702 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Green Bay, WI 915
  5. Take the bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Escanaba
  6. Take the bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace

$374 - $597

Train, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Green Bay, WI 916
  3. Take the bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Escanaba
  4. Take the bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace

$338 - $890

Drive  •  35 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Mackinac Island 2180.8 miles

$210 - $310

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at St. Ignace via Missoula, MT, Billings, MT, Minneapolis, MN, Green Bay, WI - Transit and Escanaba, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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The distance between Seattle and Mackinac Island is 1776 miles. The road distance is 2180.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Mackinac Island without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 5 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 31 min to get from Seattle to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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Seattle to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Mackinac Island is to fly which takes 9 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 5 h.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 18 min and has one stopover.

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Seattle to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at St. Ignace station.

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Mackinac Island is 3 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 7:17 PM in Seattle and 10:17 PM in Mackinac Island.

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Mackinac Island is 2181 miles. It takes approximately 35 h 25 min to drive from Seattle to Mackinac Island.

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  • Distance: 1775.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 31 min

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

Delta flies from Seattle to Mackinac Island every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Mackinac Island via Missoula, Mt, Missoula, MT, Billings, MT, Minneapolis, MN, Green Bay, WI, Green Bay, WI - Transit, Escanaba, and Escanaba, MI in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Calgary, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Portland, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Edmonton, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Jackson, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via San Francisco, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Denver, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Las Vegas, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 9 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Chicago O'Hare, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Phoenix, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via San Jose, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Pellston via Vancouver, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Pellston via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Pellston via Denver, Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Pellston via Chicago O'Hare, Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Traverse City via Indianapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Alpena via Detroit, Pellston
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Alpena via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Alpena via Denver, Detroit
Ave. Duration
14 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Alpena via Portland, Detroit
Ave. Duration
15 h 2 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Alpena via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
16 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Alpena via Kansas City, Detroit
Ave. Duration
16 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Alpena via Milwaukee, Detroit
Ave. Duration
16 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Traverse City via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Traverse City via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Traverse City via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,200
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Vancouver, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,200
Flights from Seattle to Sault Ste Marie via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,200
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
43 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$460 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$950 - $1,400
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Portage la Prairie
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$160 - $230
Economy
$310 - $420
Economy Plus
$420 - $600
Business
$460 - $650
Business Plus/Sleeper
$800 - $1,200
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Escanaba, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Alpena to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Green Bay, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.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 Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Green Bay, WI
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Green Bay, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Boltbus
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Portage La Prairie, MB to Sault Ste Marie, ON
Ave. Duration
24 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$75 - $120
Online Fare
$100 - $150
Standard Fare
$130 - $190
Refundable
$140 - $210

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Delta offers flights from Seattle Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs .

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