Put-in-Bay Island Maps & Directions

Your way to the Put-in-Bay Island getaway of your dreams.

Put in Bay, Ohio, is located on the crown jewel of the Lake Erie Islands, South Bass Island. More than half a million people visit the island - nicknamed the Key West of the North - every year. Getting to Put in Bay island is half the fun! The island is on Lake Erie, approximately 5 miles from Catawba Island and Port Clinton, Ohio. The Lake Erie Island area is a beautiful section of the Lake Erie basin. Fishing, sailing, and island-hopping are frequent and regular seasonal activities in the summer, while ice fishing is the top selection for winter time. Below is a regional map of the Put-in-Bay area to help you plan your trip. The main ferry routes are marked. Driving Directions to Put-in-Bay are included below.

Put-in-Bay Regional Map
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Once you are on the island, you will need to know where you are going! Below is a map showing the most popular Put-in-Bay lodging choices available. The map is broken down by Resort Hotels and Island Rental Homes. The landing spots for the island ferries are also shown. Depending on where you are going, you may wish to Rent a Golf Cart to get you to and fro. Golf Carts and Mopeds are the most popular forms of island transportation. Taxi service is also available.

Put-in-Bay Island Map
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Cleveland, OH:

Ohio Route 2 West to then exit 163 North Port Clinton for the Jet Express or Ohio Route 53 North for the Miller Boat Line. 50 miles


Cincinnati/Dayton, OH:

Take I-75 North to Ohio Route 6. (Bowling Green Exit) Go East to Ohio Route 53 North in Fremont Ohio. North on Ohio Route 53 to Ohio Route 2 East, then exit 163 North Port Clinton for the Jet Express or Ohio Route 53 North for the Miller Boat Line. 215 miles


Detroit, MI:

Take I-75 South to Toledo & take the I-280 split South to The Oregon exit which is Ohio Route 2 exit. Exit on Ohio Route 2 and go East. Exit 163 North Port Clinton for the Jet Express or Ohio Route 53 North for the Miller Boat Line. 90 Miles


Indianapolis, IN:

Take I-69 North to the Indiana/Ohio Turnpike east thru Indiana and into Ohio. Exit on Ohio Route 53 in Fremont, Ohio and go North on Ohio Route 53 to Ohio Route 2 East, then exit 163 North Port Clinton for the Jet Express or Ohio Route 53 North for the Miller Boat Line. 275 Miles


Chicago, IL:

Take the Indiana/Ohio Turnpike east thru Indiana and into Ohio. Exit on Ohio Route 53 in Fremont, Ohio and go North on Ohio Route 53 to Ohio Route 2 East, then exit 163 North Port Clinton for the Jet Express or Ohio Route 53 North for the Miller Boat Line. 280 Miles


Pittsburgh, PA:

Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike West into Ohio and take the Ohio Route 250 North exit. North on Ohio Route 250 to Ohio Route 2 West, then exit 163 North Port Clinton for the Jet Express or Ohio Route 53 North for the Miller Boat Line. 210 Miles