Getting Here


Mackinac Island ferries can be accessed on Michigan’s lower peninsula in Mackinaw City or on Michigan's upper peninsula in St. Ignace. Get driving directions to Mackinaw City or St. Ignace.The mighty Mackinac Bridge located near Mackinac Island

Passage to Mackinac Island is provided by a few different ferry lines including Shepler’s Ferry and Star Line Ferry. All Mackinac Island ferry boat lines provide service from May–November. The ferry boats operate from early morning until early evening, with several departure times 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, but options for parking may vary by service and location.

Mackinac Island Airport (MCD)

The 3,500 foot lighted and paved runway at Mackinac Island Airport is capable of accommodating both private and charter aircraft. Depart from your airport and fly directly to Mackinac Island on one of North Country Aviation’s charter aircraft, 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 (PLN)

Located just 12 miles south of Mackinaw City, Pellston Regional Airport offers air taxi service between it and Mackinac Island airport. Service is available 24 hours a day. Contact Great Lakes Air at 906-643-7327 for more information on air taxi service to Mackinac Island. Commercial air service to Pellston is also available daily through Delta Airlink in Detroit.

Shuttle Service

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 modes of transportation—call 231-539-7005.