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There are 10 ways to get from Toronto to Traverse City by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit to Kalamazoo
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Traverse City, MI

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Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails via Sarnia

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Sarnia
  2. Take the train from Port Huron Amtrak Station to Kalamazoo
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
  2. Take the bus from Detroit to Kalamazoo
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI

Drive

  1. Drive from Toronto to Traverse City

Fly Toronto to Traverse City

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Traverse City (TVC)

Fly Toronto to Sault Ste Marie, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Sault Ste Marie (YAM)
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Traverse City, MI

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Traverse City

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Traverse City (TVC)

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Sault Ste Marie, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Sault Ste Marie (YAM)
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Traverse City, MI

Fly Toronto to Pellston, bus

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Pellston (PLN)
  2. Take the bus from Pellston, MI to Traverse City, MI

Toronto to Traverse City by bus and walk

The journey time between Toronto and Traverse City is around 16h 7m and covers a distance of around 576 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 20m. Operated by Rider Express, Transit Windsor and Indian Trails, the Toronto to Traverse City service departs from Toronto, ON and arrives in Traverse City, MI. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

4 Weekly Services
16h 7m Average Duration
$84 Cheapest Price
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  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Traverse City is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Traverse City is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Traverse City is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Traverse City is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 7h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Traverse City is to fly which costs $240 - $650 and takes 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Traverse City. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Traverse City, MI via Windsor Transit Terminal, Detroit and Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 5m.

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The distance between Toronto and Traverse City is 320 miles. The road distance is 440.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Traverse City without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails which takes 16h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 14h 49m to get from Toronto to Traverse City, including transfers.

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Toronto to Traverse City bus services, operated by Rider Express, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Traverse City is to bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails which takes 16h 5m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $240 - $650 and takes 7h 15m.

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Traverse City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h and has one stopover.

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Toronto to Traverse City bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Traverse City, MI station.

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  • Distance: 320 miles
  • Duration: 14h 49m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Traverse City, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Toronto to Traverse City via Windsor, ON, Windsor Transit Terminal, Cass at Michigan, Detroit, Kalamazoo, and Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak in around 16h 5m. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Toronto to Traverse City hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Traverse City via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Toronto to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Buffalo to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Buffalo to Traverse City via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Buffalo to Traverse City via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from Toronto to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Toronto to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Toronto to Pellston via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Toronto to Pellston via Montreal, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Toronto to Traverse City via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Traverse City via Boston
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Traverse City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Buffalo to Traverse City via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Traverse City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Traverse City via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Traverse City via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto Union Station to Sarnia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$35 - $50
Business
$85 - $100
Economy
$59 - $64
EconomyPlus
$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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Port Huron Amtrak Station to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Bus 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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Kalamazoo, MI - Amtrak to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Pellston, MI to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Website
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Book at
riderexpress.betterez.com
Adult
$35 - $55
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Detroit to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Bus from Pellston, MI to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Traverse City is 440 miles. It takes approximately 7h 47m to drive from Toronto to Traverse City.

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Air Canada, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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There are 150+ hotels available in Traverse City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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