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Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

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Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

I'm attending a seminar at the Wolf center in Ely in June. What is the best and least expensive way to get to Ely from the Duluth airport? Many thanks!

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1. Re: Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

I don't think you will be able to avoid renting a car.

I could not find bus service to Ely (it's a very isolated area) and I poked around the Wolf site a little and they don't offer shuttle service. They do give a number for a taxi service between Duluth & Ely but keep in mind it's a 115 miles.

Maybe you can split a rental with someone else attending the seminar? Good luck & enjoy the trip and area.

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2. Re: Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

Consider caling the Wolf Center and see if they have any ideas.

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3. Re: Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

The bus definitely doesn't come to Ely. Not sure what you will able to do. If the Wolf Center can't help, then you might have to rent a car.

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4. Re: Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

There is a bus line that runs in the area and it is called Arrowhead Transit, but I don't know their schedule and if that is even a possibility. Have you looked into the Ely airport?

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5. Re: Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

How do I get to Ely?

Roads leading into Ely include Highway 169, Highway 1 and County Road 116 (Echo Trail). Ely is located approximately 110 miles north of Duluth, 102 miles east of International Falls, and 255 miles north of Minneapolis / St. Paul.

Northwest Airlines flies into Duluth and Hibbing. American Airlines flies into Duluth direct from Chicago. Rental cars are available at each of the airports. Many of our outfitters and lodging facilities provide ground transportation from the Ely, Duluth and Hibbing airports for their customers.

Private planes can utilize the Ely Municipal Airport which has a 5,600' paved runway with VOR/DME, TACAN, PAPI lights, strobe lights, lighted runway, and charter and jet capabilities. There is a passenger terminal, cargo buildings, tiedowns, airframe, power plant, and a repair hangar.

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6. Re: Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

trippy you are scaring me.

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7. Re: Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

Call a taxi company in Duluth and get a quote.

I am sure there is someone there who would love to help you get to Ely for a decent price.

Having a car is nice though! The drive is very serene.

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8. Re: Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

So did you get a ride lined up?

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9. Re: Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

I'm curious also to know if they found a ride. That seminar is scheduled for this weekend.

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10. Re: Getting from Duluth to Ely without renting a car

I thought American dropped the Chicago - Duluth route a few years ago.

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