Getting Around

Flying into Detroit is a snap. Once on the ground, you’ll need a car to get around town. The transportation need-to-knows you need to know while you’re with us.

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Detroit Metro Airport — DTW

Detroit Metro Airport has two main terminals, McNamara and North. 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.

Detroit Metro Airport Area Map 2016

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Traffic Updates

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.


Parking in Downtown Detroit

Here are a few resources that list publicly available parking lots, parking garages and additional information about on-street parking. Some listed provide online apps to help get you parked and on your way as quick as possible.

Parkopedia — Detroit

Bestparking — Detroit

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Local Transit

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  • 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

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  • Detroit’s bike share system has 430 bikes and 43 stations in 10 Detroit neighborhoods. Designed for quick trips around town.

    Phone: 888-MoGo-123

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    Wheelhouse Detroit

    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.

    Phone: 313-933-1300

    Fare $1.50; seniors 50¢; transfers 25

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    An intercity bus common carrier serving more than 3,800 destinations across North America. You can catch Greyhound at the Greyhound bus station.

    Phone: 800-231-2222

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    An intercity bus service providing discount travel services. You can catch Megabus at the Rosa Parks Transit Center.

    Phone: 866-962-5515

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    Connects the city of Detroit to its suburbs. You can catch SMART at the Rosa Parks Transit Center.

    Phone: 877-462-6342

    Fare: $2; youth (6-18) $1; seniors 50¢; transfers 25¢

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    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.

    Phone: 519-944-4111

    Fare: $5 one way

    Hours of Operation
    Monday-Saturday 6 a.m.-1 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-12:30 a.m.


  • Taxis can be found at various hotels in the downtown area and at Cobo Center while conventions are in town.

    Matches you to nearby drivers so you can get a ride in minutes.

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    Michigan’s leading provider of chauffeured sedan, limousine and group transportation services and the official curbside transportation provider at Detroit Metro Airport.

    Phone: 800-456-1701

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    Choose your ride and set your location. You’ll see your driver’s picture and vehicle details, and can track its arrival.

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    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.

    Phone: 1‑866‑4ZIPCAR

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  • Skoot

    Shuttle service to and from Detroit Metro Airport.

    Phone: 855-WE-SKOOT

    Hours of Operation
    5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., 7 days a week

    Big Beaver Shuttle

    Connects people to restaurants, shopping and local hotels along the Big Beaver corridor in the city of Troy.

    Phone: 248-524-3300

    Fare: Free

    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.

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