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

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Fly, bus  •  5 h 2 min

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

$58 - $379

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Bus  •  14 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Thunder Bay, ON to Sault Ste Marie, ON 5150
  2. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace 1489 Ironwood

$51 - $113

1 alternative option

Drive  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Mackinac Island 493 miles

$65 - $95

Questions & Answers

The distance between Thunder Bay and Mackinac Island is 439 km. The road distance is 788.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Thunder Bay to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Thunder Bay Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thunder Bay to Mackinac Island is 789 km. It takes approximately 10 h 55 min to drive from Thunder Bay to Mackinac Island.

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Bearskin Lake Air offers flights from Thunder Bay 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 Thunder Bay to Thunder Bay Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 17 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Thunder Bay to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 274.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Thunder Bay, ON, Canada and Mackinac Island, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Thunder Bay to Mackinac Island via Sault Ste Marie, ON and Sault Ste. Marie, MI in around 14 h 37 min.

Airlines
Bearskin Lake Air
Website
bearskinairlines.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
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
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Thunder Bay, ON to Sault Ste Marie, ON
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$50 - $80
Standard Fare
$65 - $100
Refundable
$75 - $110

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