Getting Here and Around:
How to Get to Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel
From ferries and airplanes to horse-drawn carriages, here are the many ways on how to get to Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel.
By Car to Ferries
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.
Ferry Service to Mackinac Island
Passage to Mackinac Island is provided by a number of ferry boat
lines, which 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. Luggage transfer is simple and convenient,
with assistance provided on both the mainland and Mackinac Island.
Visit Shepler's Ferry for discounted tickets. Enter code MBA2023 at check-out.
Ample parking is available at all mainland ferry docks. Options for parking vary by service and location.
Grand Hotel is a 15 minute walk from the boat docks. For your
convenience, Grand Hotel operates horse-drawn carriages between the
docks and Grand Hotel. As with all taxi services on Mackinac Island,
there is a $7.00 per person fee and seats are on a first-come,
first-served basis. We cannot guarantee Grand Hotel carriages will meet
all ferry boats, nor can we guarantee seats for all Grand Hotel guests.
Mackinac Island Airport (MCD)
Mackinac Island Airport’s 3,500-foot lighted, the paved runway is
capable of accommodating private and charter aircraft. The airport is
one mile from Grand Hotel. A horse-drawn taxi service is available from
the airport to Grand Hotel. For more information, please call 906-847-3323.
Mackinac County Airport (83D)
Mackinac County Airport is located in St. Ignace and offers flights
to Mackinac Island Airport via two air services: Fresh Air Aviation and
Great Lakes Air. Guests who require air transportation from St. Ignace
may contact Fresh Air Aviation 231-237-9482 ext. 2 or Great Lakes Air at 906-643-7165 directly for more information. Visit Mackinac County Airport
Pellston Regional Airport (PLN)
Pellston Regional Airport is located 12 miles south of Mackinaw City.
Air taxi service between the Pellston Regional Airport and Mackinac
Island Airport is available 24 hours a day. For information, call Fresh
Air Aviation at 231-237-9482 ext. 2 or Great Lakes Air at 906-643-7165. Visit Pellston Regional Airport