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There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Lake Michigan by plane, ferry, train, bus, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to Pellston, ferry  •  9h 9m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Pellston (PLN) DCA - PLN
  2. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinac Island to St Ignace

$259 - $385

Cheapest option

Fly Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie, bus, ferry  •  12h 25m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Sault Ste Marie (CIU) DCA - CIU
  2. Take the bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
  4. Take the ferry from Mackinac Island to St Ignace

$258 - $1,157

6 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Pellston, ferry  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Pellston (PLN) BWI - PLN
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
  4. Take the ferry from Mackinac Island to St Ignace

$352 - $1,644

Fly Washington Dulles to Pellston, ferry  •  10h 8m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Pellston (PLN) IAD - PLN
  2. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinac Island to St Ignace

$294 - $1,350

Fly Reagan Washington to Alpena, Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails, ferry  •  10h 57m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Alpena (APN) DCA - APN
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Alpena to Mackinaw City, MI
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
  4. Take the ferry from Mackinac Island to St Ignace

$326 - $1,476

Fly Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie, bus, ferry #2  •  12h 56m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Sault Ste Marie (YAM) DCA - YAM
  2. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to St. Ignace
  3. Take the ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
  4. Take the ferry from Mackinac Island to St Ignace

$261 - $2,049

Bus, car ferry, travel  •  29h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Sudbury, ON - 1663 Kingsway
  3. Take the bus from Sudbury to Sault Ste Marie
  4. Take the car ferry from Sault Sainte Marie to Sugar Island
  5. Travel from Sugar Island to Lake Michigan

Drive, car ferry, travel  •  17h 25m

  1. Drive from Washington to Marine City, MI
  2. Take the car ferry from Marine City, MI to Sombra, ON
  3. Travel from Sombra, ON to Lake Michigan

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Lake Michigan is to fly and ferry which costs $250 - $390 and takes 9h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Lake Michigan is to fly and ferry which costs $250 - $390 and takes 9h 9m.

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The distance between Washington and Lake Michigan is 606 miles.

It takes approximately 9h 9m to get from Washington to Lake Michigan, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Pellston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 36m and has one stopover.

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Delta offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Pellston Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Lake Michigan. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Lake Michigan.
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  • Distance: 605.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 9m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Lake Michigan, MI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Washington to Lake Michigan. However, you can take the subway to NATIONAL AIRPORT station, take the walk to Reagan Washington airport, fly to Pellston, take the taxi to Pellston, take the line 1484 bus to Mackinaw City, take the walk to Mackinaw, take the ferry to Mackinac Island, take the ferry to St Ignace, then take the travel to Lake Michigan. Alternatively, you can take the train to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station, take the walk to BWI Amtrak/MARC Station, take the bus to Upper Level Terminal - Concourses B & C, take the walk to Baltimore airport, fly to Pellston, take the taxi to Pellston, take the line 1484 bus to Mackinaw City, take the walk to Mackinaw, take the ferry to Mackinac Island, take the ferry to St Ignace, then take the travel to Lake Michigan.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pellston via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pellston via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pellston via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Pellston via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Pellston via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Baltimore to Pellston via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Pellston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Pellston via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Pellston via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Alpena via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Alpena via Detroit, Pellston
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Alpena via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Alpena via Boston, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Alpena via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Alpena via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie via Boston, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie via New York JFK, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sault Ste Marie via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,100
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Alpena to Mackinaw City, MI
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Alpena to Mackinaw
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Kinross to St. Ignace
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.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
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Sudbury, ON - 1663 Kingsway
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
Greyhound.ca
Online Fare
$26 - $40
Refundable
$53 - $57
Standard Fare
$44 - $49
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $50
International
$45 - $65
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Sudbury to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Book at
Ontario Northland
Ferry operators
Sheplers Ferry
Website
sheplersferry.com
Ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sheplersferry.com
Arnold Line Ferry
Website
arnoldline.com
Ferry from Mackinaw to Mackinac Island
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mackinacferry.com
Ferry from Mackinac Island to St Ignace
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
mackinacferry.com
Eupta
Website
eupta.net
Car ferry from Sault Sainte Marie to Sugar Island
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
eupta.net
Passenger
$2
Car
$12
Bluewater Ferry
Website
bluewaterferry.com
Car ferry from Marine City, MI to Sombra, ON
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bluewaterferry.com

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