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There are 5 ways to get from Tobermory to Mackinac Island by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  19h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Tobermory to Toronto - 5 Old York Mills Rd
  2. Take the bus from Yorkdale to Sudbury
  3. Take the bus from Sudbury to Sault Ste Marie
  4. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace

$160 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus via Lansing, Mi  •  21h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Tobermory to Toronto - Starbucks, 30 Carlton Street
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Windsor International Transit Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI

$123 - $213

3 alternative options

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  21h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Tobermory to Toronto - 5 Old York Mills Rd
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Sarnia
  3. Take the train from Port Huron Amtrak Station to Flint Amtrak Station
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Flint to St. Ignace, MI

Drive  •  10h 12m

  1. Drive from Tobermory to Mackinac Island 508.3 miles

$65 - $100

Drive, fly  •  12h 43m

  1. Drive from Tobermory to Alpena
  2. Fly from Alpena (APN) to Pellston (PLN) APN - PLN

$203 - $905

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The cheapest way to get from Tobermory to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 10h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Tobermory to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 10h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tobermory to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Tobermory and arriving at St. Ignace, MI via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street, Windsor Transit Terminal, Detroit, Mi and Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 5m.

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The distance between Tobermory and Mackinac Island is 251 km. The road distance is 813.2 km.

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The best way to get from Tobermory to Mackinac Island without a car is to bus which takes 21h 5m and costs $160 - $280.

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It takes approximately 19h 15m to get from Tobermory to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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Tobermory to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Parkbus, depart from Tobermory station.

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The quickest flight from Alpena Airport to Pellston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tobermory to Mackinac Island is 813 km. It takes approximately 10h 12m to drive from Tobermory to Mackinac Island.

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Map of how to get from Tobermory to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 156.6 miles
  • Duration: 19h 15m

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

You can take a bus from Tobermory to Mackinac Island via Toronto - 5 Old York Mills Rd, York Mills Station - Southbound Platform, Yorkdale Station - Northbound Platform, Yorkdale, Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, and Sault Ste. Marie, MI in around 19h 15m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Alpena to Pellston
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Sarnia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$55 - $80
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$85 - $120
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Port Huron Amtrak Station to Flint Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Parkbus
Phone
+1 800-928-7101
Website
parkbus.ca
Bus from Tobermory to Toronto - 5 Old York Mills Rd
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
parkbus.ca
Bus from Tobermory to Toronto - Starbucks, 30 Carlton Street
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
parkbus.ca
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Yorkdale to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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Ontario Northland
Bus from Sudbury to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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Ontario Northland
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
First Choice Bus Service
Phone
647-561-9346
Website
firstchoicebusservice.com
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Windsor International Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
firstchoicebusservice.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Windsor, ON
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$24 - $35
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $60
Refundable
$45 - $70
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 Toronto, On to Windsor, On
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Flint to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Delta offers flights from Alpena Airport to Pellston Airport.

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