Marquette Michigan Airport: Getting in & out of Sawyer International Airport

Marquette is way up north in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, making it a not so easy place to fly in and out of. Thankfully, Marquette does have an airport, but unfortunately the routes it serves is limited. So how do you visit this region if you don’t feel like driving and want the easiest route in? Here we go

Marquette Michigan Airport Overview

  • Flying into Gwinn’s Sawyer International Airport is easier than you think but still not ideal
  • Flights are limited depending on day of service
  • Downtown Marquette is about a 25 minute drive
  • The Airport is roughly 15 miles away from Downtown Marquette in the town of Gwinn

Transportation from Sawyer International to Downtown Marquette

If you don’t have someone picking you up or a rental car, you’re going too have to take a taxi or Bus. You can’t take a Lyft or Uber and walking is not going too happen, especially in winter.

Taxi is going to be a flat rate of $40 and unfortunately shouldn’t cost that much. Checker and UpTown Taxis are your options.

Bus routes run Monday – Saturday with nine fixed routes. More info HERE

Parking at Sawyer International Airport

Yes you can park at Sawyer International Airport. The Daily Rates for parking at Sawyer International Airport is $5. Anything longer than 8 hours will be a flat $5 rate.

  • First 2 hours: Free
  • 2-4 Hours: $2
  • 4-6 Hours: $3
  • 6-8 Hours: $4
  • Max Weekly $35
  • Lost Ticket: $50

Flight Schedule at Sawyer International Airport

Flying in and out of Marquette can be a challenge so its important to know the exact times and routes. Flights operate daily but only operate out of 3 major cities: Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis.

Now since you are here I’m sure you have something in mind that you want to do. If you don’t or have some flexibility in your schedule, I have explored most of the city and have a good sense of how you can maximize your time here. If you’re a nature lover and want to hit some trails, take a peek at my Marquette hiking guide.

For the late bookers or the unexpected trip takers who haven’t found a spot to stay yet, here are some of Marquette’s best accommodations. This city can get very busy on particular weekends so hopefully one of these places will have a spot for you.

Are you into photography or want a personal guide for your trip? I run 1 hour photo classes and day tours if that’s more of your cup of tea. If worst comes to worse and you can’t find a ride from the airport, drop a message and maybe I can swoop you! Thanks for reading.

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