Ferries to Mackinac Island can be accessed by driving to Mackinaw City (on Michigan’s lower peninsula) or St. Ignace (upper peninsula). Get driving directions to Mackinaw City or St. Ignace.
Passage to Mackinac Island is provided by a few different ferry lines including Shepler’s Ferry and Star Line Ferry. All ferry boat lines provide service from May to November. The boats operate from early morning until early evening, with frequent crossings throughout the day. All ferry boat lines operate from both Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan. Ample parking is available at all mainland ferry docks. Options for parking vary by service and location.
Mackinac Island Airport’s 3,500-foot lighted, paved runway is capable of accommodating private and charter aircraft. Fly from your airport directly to Mackinac Island on one of North Country Aviation’s charter planes, including the Cessna 421C, Air Carrier Certificate N4CA490Y. For more information, including servicing airports and rates, please contact North Country Aviation directly at 800-959-1829.
Pellston Regional Airport is located 12 miles south of Mackinaw City. Air taxi service between the Pellston Regional Airport and Mackinac Island Airport are available 24 hours a day. For information, call Great Lakes Air at 906-643-7327. Commercial air service to Pellston is available daily through Delta Airlink in Detroit.
Mackinaw Shuttle is available at the Pellston Regional Airport for transportation service between the Pellston Airport and the Mackinaw City ferry docks. Transportation from other Michigan cities is based on availability, with reservations made in advance. Reservations are recommended for ALL transportation by calling 231-539-7005.