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Travel By Air

If you are flying into the region, we have put together some tips about getting to Mackinac Island:

Pellston Regional Airport (PLN)

Pellston Regional Airport provides non-stop flights to and from Detroit via Delta Airlines. The airport is located 12 miles south (about a 30-minute drive) 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 906-285-6727.

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Chippewa County International Airport (CIU)

Chippewa County International Airport provides daily non-stop round trips to and from Detroit Metro and Minneapolis-St. Paul and is located 42 miles north of Mackinaw City and approximately a 30-minute drive from the Ferry dock.

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Shuttle Service

Mackinaw Shuttle is available from 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 required by calling 231-539-7005.

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Northern Transport & Shuttle is available from Chippewa County Airport to/from St. Ignace ferry docks to Mackinac Island. Reservations are required by calling 906-430-5337.

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Cherry Capital Airport – Traverse City Airport (TVC)

Cherry Capital Airport (Traverse City Airport – TVC) provides non-stop round-trip flights to and from north Michigan and over 15 cities (including Chicago, Atlanta, New York, and Orlando). The airport is approximately a 2-hour drive from the Ferry dock and provides a beautiful view of Michigan scenery.

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport – Grand Rapids Airport (GRR)

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (Grand Rapids Airport – GRR) offers non-stop round-trip flights between Grand Rapids, Michigan and over 30 cities (including Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, and New York). The airport is approximately a 4-hour drive from the Ferry dock.

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Mackinac Island Airport (MCD)

Mackinac Island Airport’s 3,500-foot lighted, 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 via Fresh Air Aviation. 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.

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Charter Airlines

Grand Hotel has partnered with Pentastar Aviation as the exclusive hotel partner to deliver exceptional private charter jet offerings and seamless travel services to guests of Grand Hotel. Pentastar operates a diverse fleet of aircraft and services both regional and global travelers for a seamless travel experience. Sharing our commitment to service, Pentastar Aviation offers Grand Hotel guests’ exclusive rates on any charter flight from major hubs to and from Mackinac Island.

By flying direct to Mackinac Island Airport, this first-class experience allows you to bypass the usual ferry ride to the Island. Upon your arrival, a horse-drawn taxi can be arranged to transport you from the Mackinac Island Airport to Grand Hotel. For more information or to book your private jet charter to Mackinac Island, contact Pentastar at [email protected] or 888-426-8999.

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