How to Get to Ely, MN

Ely, MN is 115 miles from Duluth, Minnesota, which is serviced by the Duluth International Airport. The airport offers several nonstop flights, many of them with multiple daily trips, from:

  • Chicago (United)
  • Detroit (Delta)
  • Minneapolis (Delta)
  • Las Vegas (Allegiant)
  • Orlando (Allegiant)

Many area outfitters offer shuttle service from the airport. Simply arrange by calling your outfitter in advance.

We also have a company listed with us that provide transportation:

For more information on scheduling your flight and ground transportation, call your travel agent or visit

The roads leading to the Ely area are well maintained and easy to travel during all seasons of the year.

Use the map below to get directions to Ely from many major midwestern destinations.

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Cincinnati: 900

Cleveland: 972

Columbus, OH: 951

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Detroit: 864

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Eau Claire: 275

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Tulsa: 1,010

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