There are 4 ways to get from South Dakota to Mackinac Island by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) FSD - CIU
  2. Take the bus from Kinross to St. Ignace

$518 - $2,726

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Bus, train  •  26 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Burnsville, MN 702
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI

$223 - $463

2 alternative options

Fly to Traverse City, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Traverse City (TVC) FSD - TVC
  2. Take the bus from Traverse City, MI to St. Ignace

$474 - $2,344

Drive  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Mackinac Island 748 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Dakota and Mackinac Island is 766 miles. The road distance is 748 miles.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Mackinac Island without a car is to bus and train which takes 26 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 38 min to get from South Dakota to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sioux Falls Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Mackinac Island is 1 h ahead of South Dakota. It is currently 2:27 AM in South Dakota and 3:27 AM in Mackinac Island.

Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Mackinac Island is 748 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 26 min to drive from South Dakota to Mackinac Island.

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Delta offers flights from Sioux Falls 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 South Dakota to Sioux Falls Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 12 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from South Dakota to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 766 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 38 min

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

There is no direct connection from Sioux Falls to Mackinac Island. However, you can take the line 8 bus to 4th Ave/Presentation NE corner, take the walk to Sioux Falls airport, fly to Sault Ste Marie, take the taxi to Kinross, then take the bus to Mackinac Island. Alternatively, you can take the line 8 bus to 4th Ave/Presentation NE corner, take the walk to Sioux Falls airport, fly to Traverse City, take the taxi to Traverse City, MI, then take the bus to Mackinac Island.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sioux Falls to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from Sioux Falls to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,900
Flights from Sioux Falls to Sault Ste Marie via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,300
Flights from Sioux Falls to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,300
Flights from Sioux Falls to Traverse City via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sioux Falls to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sioux Falls to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station to East Lansing Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
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 Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Burnsville, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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