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There are 8 ways to get from Toronto 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 Toronto to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  5h 12m

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

$174 - $775

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Detroit, MI
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Bay City to St. Ignace, MI

$75 - $133

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Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Sault Ste Marie, bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Sault Ste Marie (YAM) YTZ - YAM
  2. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace

$97 - $618

Fly Toronto to Pellston  •  8h 46m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Pellston (PLN) YYZ - PLN

$267 - $1,927

Train, bus  •  14h 24m

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI

$114 - $203

Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails  •  14h 38m

  1. Take the train from Toronto to London
  2. Take the train from London 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

Bus  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Lansing, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Lansing, MI to St. Ignace, MI

$79 - $153

Drive  •  8h 14m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Mackinac Island 482.1 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Mackinac Island is to drive which costs $80 - $130 and takes 8h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Mackinac Island is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $850 and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Mackinac Island. However, there are services departing from Toronto, On and arriving at St. Ignace, MI via Detroit, Mi and Lansing, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 5m.

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The distance between Toronto and Mackinac Island is 491 km. The road distance is 771.4 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Mackinac Island without a car is to bus which takes 16h 5m and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m to get from Toronto to Mackinac Island, including transfers.

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Toronto to Mackinac Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Toronto, On station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Mackinac Island is to fly which takes 8h 46m and costs $350 - $2,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $200 and takes 16h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Mackinac Island.
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  • Distance: 306.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 12m

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

Delta, Air Canada and WestJet fly from Toronto to Mackinac Island every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toronto to Mackinac Island via Detroit, Mi, Lansing, Mi, and Lansing, MI in around 16h 5m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Toronto to Pellston via Ottawa, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,200
Flights from Toronto to Pellston via Boston, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,400
Flights from Toronto to Pellston via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Toronto to London
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$65 - $95
Train from London to Sarnia
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$17 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
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
Bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Bay City, MI to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
Bus from Bay City to St. Ignace, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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 Detroit, MI
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Mackinac Island is 771 km. It takes approximately 8h 14m to drive from Toronto to Mackinac Island.

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Air Canada offers flights from Toronto Airport to Sault Ste Marie Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Mackinac Island. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25m and costs $5 - $13.

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