Here’s What You Need to Know About Group Transportation Options in DetroitModified: January 19, 2022 | Story by Michelle Fusco | Photos by Detroit Bus Company
Note: Many providers offer a full range of transportation services, even if listed here under a specific category. See individual listings for more details. This is just a glimpse of Detroit’s transportation offerings. For a full list, check out our transportation listing.
Arrive in Style: Limousines and Luxury Sedans
Considering a sedan service to get you around town? Typical hourly rates are about $55 for local travel only, most times with a minimum two hour rental.
Call J & B Transport for airport pickup and hourly service in new luxury sedans, SUVs and passenger vans. Download the Metro Cars mobile app for sedan, SUV or limousine reservations within minutes, anytime, anywhere. Aristocat Chauffeured Transportation offers a fleet of vehicles from luxury sedans up to 56 passenger busses.
Your Coach Awaits: Motor Coach Companies
Royal Transportation is a Detroit-based group transportation specialists, with modern, deluxe 25-57 passenger minibuses, mid-buses and motor coaches great for group airport transfers and conventions. Indian Trails is one of Michigan’s largest motor coach companies while Trinity Transportation Group provides motor coaches, school busses and vans.
Party on Wheels: Party Bus Rentals
Detroit Party Coach specializes in party busses for all occasions, from corporate business events to concerts, sporting events or sightseeing tours.
If using a union company is important for your group, Metro Cars is a union transportation provider. If members of your group require special-needs transportation, Wheelchair Getaways of Michigan offers wheelchair-accessible conversion vans and minivans.
Public Transportation Options
For groups staying downtown the Detroit People Mover is a convenient automated light rail system that operates on an elevated track through the downtown business district. The loops has 13 stations, including Huntington Place, the Marriott Renaissance Center, with stops near several other hotels and entertainment destinations. Fares are 75 cents per ride. Convention passes provide unlimited rides on the People Mover for $1.50 per day. The People Mover runs until midnight weekdays and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Detroit’s long-anticipated modern streetcar line, the QLine, begins service this spring. The 6.6 mile loop on Woodward Avenue between Congress and West Grand Boulevard connects some of Detroit’s largest business, educational, cultural and entertainment destinations, with 20 stations along the route. The bright red and white street cars seat from 125 to 200 people. Fares and hours have not yet been announced.
Check out more transportation in Detroit.
1Metro Cars24957 Brest Road, Taylor, MI 48180734-946-5700
2Aristocat Chauffeured TransportationP.O. Box 871885, Canton, MI 48187586-574-0700
3Royal Transportation Co.401 Old St. Jean St., Detroit, MI 48214313-331-8700
4Indian Trails109 E. Comstock St., Owosso, MI 48867800-292-3831
5Accessible Van Rentals6005 Carscadden Way, Highland, MI 48357800-887-7868
6Detroit People Mover (Detroit Transportation Corp.)535 Griswold St., Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48226313-224-2160