Getting to Michigan Tech

By Plane

SkyWest, a partner of United Airlines, is the only service to the Houghton area. The Houghton County Memorial Airport (code CMX) is located about eight miles north of campus. Please make sure that regardless of your first port of entry in the United States, your flight continues on to O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL. From Chicago (ORD), schedule your flight via SkyWest to the Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX) in Hancock, Michigan.  Airport pick-up will be arranged only for students arriving at CMX.


  • Arrive in New York, New York LaGuardia (LGA) - connect through Chicago (ORD) - to the Houghton County Memorial Airport (code CMX)
  • Arrive in Los Angeles, California (LAX)- connect through Chicago (ORD) - to the Houghton County Memorial Airport (code CMX)

Please refer to the academic calendar to assist you with your round trip air ticket purchase.

Because the United States is such a large country, the port of entry may vary. The port of entry is where you enter the US for the first time from a foreign country. This is the airport where you will meet with US Customs Officials you will obtain a stamp in the passport. 

By Bus 

Greyhound Bus provides service within the US, Mexico and Canada. Indian Trails provides service throughout Michigan and Chicago, IL and will be your connecting bus service to Houghton. 

By Personal Vehicle

Directions can be found online.


Car Rental

The Houghton County Memorial Airport provides car rental services during your stay:

Airport/Bus Station Pick-up

Bus service is available from Chicago O'Hare to Houghton. Cost is $100 per person, for more information, e-mail

The IPS Office will arrange for airport pick- up for all new international graduate and undergraduate students only if you complete and send the Itinerary Form. Students: submit your itinerary to three (3) weeks before the required arrival date. Please include flight number, arrival date and time (at CMX), number of dependents arriving with you, date of scheduled visa interview or date visa received.