Parking in Downtown Detroit
Around Detroit, the app Park Whiz has become extremely popular for finding up-to-date parking availability and pricing. Download the app today to find the best parking while you’re downtown. We also have a few featured parking companies to check out in Detroit.
Here are some other popular parking spots to keep in mind if you are coming downtown for an event or to explore:
- MGM Grand Casino, MotorCity Casino, and Hollywood Casino at Greektown have huge parking decks in the downtown area. Pricing varies.
- Huntington Place has an ample amount of parking for when they host events and conventions. If there aren’t any big events going on, parking is open to the public for a fee. If Huntington Place is too far away from your final destination, hop on the People Mover (there’s a station inside the convention center).
- The city of Detroit has both parking meters and a convenient app to assist in street parking (there’s a lot of it downtown and in both Corktown and the Cass Corridor). The ParkDetroit app allows you to add more money to your meter right from your phone. No parking tickets for you!
Delta Air Lines at Detroit Metro Airport — DTW
Detroit Metro Airport has two main terminals, McNamara and Warren Cleage Evans. The McNamara terminal is a huge hub for Delta Air Lines, so you know that your flight into our out of Detroit will be easy and comfortable. Extra-wide moving walkways, shuttles between terminals, two indoor, 200-passenger trams that transport guests within the McNamara Terminal and an on-site luxury Westin hotel round out the airport’s many services.
Check out a map for the Detroit Metro Airport if you need a visual.
Mi Drive is your resource for planning routes with up-to-date road construction information as well as traffic incidents and even road cameras. Get Mi Drive online and on your smartphone or mobile device.
The Detroit People Mover
The Detroit People Mover, an elevated and automated light-rail system, can help you get around downtown quickly, easily and safely. The 2.9-mile looped system has 13 stations, with automatic stops at key downtown locations.
Hours of Operation
6:30 a.m.-midnight weekdays, with an extension to 2 a.m. on Friday. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. Noon-midnight Sunday.
Cost: one-way fare is just $0.75.
A 3.3-mile circulating streetcar running along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard in downtown Detroit. The streetcar route has 20 stations serving 12 locations.
Hours of Operation
6 a.m. – 11 p.m. weekdays, with an extension to midnight on Friday. 8 a.m. – midnight Saturday. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Cost: One-way fare is $1.50
Detroit’s bike share system has 430 bikes and 43 stations in 10 Detroit neighborhoods. Designed for quick trips around town.
Bike shop offering retail, service, rentals and tours of the city.
Phone: 313-656-BIKE (2453)
Operates within the city of Detroit. You can catch DDOT at the Rosa Parks Transit Center. Regional passes available to allow riders to use both DDOT and SMART buses
Fare $2; seniors 50¢
An intercity bus common carrier serving more than 3,800 destinations across North America. You can catch Greyhound at the Greyhound bus station.
An intercity bus service providing discount travel services. You can catch Megabus at the Rosa Parks Transit Center.
Connects the city of Detroit to its suburbs. You can catch SMART at the Rosa Parks Transit Center.
Fare: $2; youth (6-18) $1; seniors 50¢; transfers 25¢
FAST is a new reliable, high frequency bus service that connect the city to the suburbs. FAST Gratiot, FAST Woodward and FAST Michigan routes operate every 15-30 minutes for a quick, convenient ride to downtown Detroit. Use FAST to ease the burden of parking and eliminate the hassle of navigating downtown. The FAST Michigan route stops at the ground transportation level of each terminal at Detroit Metro Airport.
FAST Hours of Operation
FAST Woodward and FAST Gratiot: 5 a.m.-1 a.m.
FAST Michigan: 5 a.m.-12 a.m.
Tunnel Bus (Windsor)
A short cross-border service through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Board the tunnel bus at the bus shelter behind Mariners’ Church at Jefferson Avenue and Randolph Street. Proof of citizenship is required when crossing the international Detroit-Windsor border.
Fare: $5 one way
Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 6 a.m.-1 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
Regional Transit Authority
The RTA’s mission is to manage and secure transportation resources that significantly enhance mobility options, to improve quality of life for the residents and to increase economic viability for the region. One of the ways we do this is with D2A2, our express bus service that travels between Detroit and Ann Arbor multiple times per day. To book your D2A2 trip, click here.
RTA website: www.rtamichigan.org
D2A2 website: https://d2a2.com
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 5:45am – Midnight
Saturday – Sunday: 7:30am – Midnight
Purchased at the bus: $8 [one way]
Purchased online (discount): $6 [one way]
Seniors (65+)/Disability Fare: $4 [one way]
Infants 24 months and younger ride free
Taxis can be found at various hotels in the downtown area and at Huntington Place while conventions are in town.
Matches you to nearby drivers so you can get a ride in minutes.
Michigan’s leading provider of chauffeured sedan, limousine and group transportation services and the official curbside transportation provider at Detroit Metro Airport.
Choose your ride and set your location. You’ll see your driver’s picture and vehicle details, and can track its arrival.
The world’s largest car-sharing service has more than 50 vehicles in metro Detroit. Reserve by the hour or day. Apply online. Once approved, you will be sent a Zipcard to access vehicles.
Big Beaver Shuttle
Connects people to restaurants, shopping and local hotels along the Big Beaver corridor in the city of Troy.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
The passenger train has several metro Detroit stations, including Pontiac, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Detroit and Dearborn. From the Detroit Amtrak station, you can easily hop on the QLine streetcar at its Baltimore Street station on Woodward Avenue.
Bird allows you to rent scooters throughout Detroit and drop them off anywhere you want! You can use the Bird app to pay for your scooter rental and check the battery levels of scooters.
Lime scooters can help you get across town quickly and easily. Just scan the code on the scooter to unlock it and go!
Metro Detroit Maps
View and download these handy district maps:
Dearborn & Wayne: Near the The Henry Ford and the surrounding area
Downtown Detroit: Downtown Detroit, and neighborhoods including Corktown, Greektown, Midtown and New Center
Macomb: Near Lake St. Clair, Jimmy John’s Field, the Mall at Partridge Creek and the surrounding area
Oakland: Near the Detroit Zoo, Great Lakes Crossing and the surrounding area