Directions to Campus

Directions to Campus

You’ve got your Smartphone and GPS…but sometimes it also helps to have a good old-fashioned map. The directions below will help you find your way to the Admissions Visitor Center located in the Administration Building on Michigan Tech’s campus in Houghton, Michigan.

Approximate Travel Times from Major Cities
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Chicago, IL 8 hours google map directions
Detroit, MI 10 hours google map directions

By Car

From the East and Southeast (Eastern U.P., Lower Michigan)

Navigate your way through the Lower Peninsula, across the Mackinac Bridge, and toward Marquette. We suggest following US-2 west along the north shore of Lake Michigan, turning right on M-77, and heading north to M-28. At M-28 turn left and head west to Marquette. Once in Marquette:

  1. Follow the roundabout to the left as M-28 becomes US-41.
  2. Follow US-41 North to Houghton.
  3. US-41 becomes Townsend Drive. The Admissions Office is located in the Administration Building on the west end of campus.

Turn right to enter the parking area in front of the Administration Building/Visitor Center. The Admissions Office is on the ground floor.


From the South (Green Bay, Milwaukee, Chicago)

Travel north along the western shore of Lake Michigan. North of Green Bay, you’ll pick up US-141. From there:

  1. Follow US-141 to M-28 to US-41 North.
  2. US-41 becomes Townsend Drive. The Admissions Office is located in the Administration Building on the west end of campus.

Turn right to enter the parking area in front of the Administration Building/Visitor Center. The Admissions Office is on the ground floor.


From the Southwest (Northern and North Central Wisconsin)

From central Wisconsin, traveling through Eagle River is the easiest way to make it to campus. From Eagle River, head north on US-45 to M-26. Once in Houghton:

  1. Stay in the right lane and follow the signs for US-41 South.
  2. Follow US-41 until the beginning of campus.
  3. Turn left to enter the parking area in front of the Administration Building/Visitor Center. The Admissions Office is on the ground floor.

From the West (Minnesota)

The most direct route from Minnesota to Michigan Tech is through Duluth. Follow US-2 east to M-28 in Wakefield, Michigan. Continue east on M-28 to US-45. Turn left and head north to M-26. Once in Houghton:

  1. Stay in the right lane and follow the signs for US-41 South.
  2. Follow US-41 until the beginning of campus.
  3. Turn left to enter the parking area in front of the Administration Building/Visitor Center. The Admissions Office is on the ground floor.

Not from one of these areas?
Get personalized, door-to-door directions to Michigan Tech from wherever you are. Our address is:

1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

By Plane

SkyWest, a partner of United Airlines, currently services the Houghton County Memorial Airport (code CMX), located about eight miles north of campus. Daily flights are available to and from Chicago, IL. Visit SkyWest/United Airlines or call 800-864-8331 for ticketing information.

Rental cars from Alamo and National, as well as a taxi service, are available at the airport.

Directions from the Houghton County Memorial Airport to Michigan Tech

  1. Leave the airport and drive down Airport Road until you reach the stop sign at US-41.
  2. Turn left (south) onto US-41. Continue through Hancock and over the bridge into Houghton.
  3. Follow US-41 South through the loop. About two miles after the bridge, you will arrive on campus.

By Bus

Indian Trails offers regular service to the Michigan Tech campus, downtown Houghton, and Hancock. Visit the Indian Trails website or call 800-292-3831 for route scheduling and more information.