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Detroit Travel Guide

Detroit Airports

Detroit Airport (DTW)


The airport is located 20 miles (32km) southwest of downtown Detroit.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).


Transfer Terminals: 

White 'Terminal-to-Terminal' vans provide a free shuttle service between the three terminals.

Transfer City: 

SMART public buses connect to central Detroit from the lower level near the Ground Transportation offices at the North Terminal, the fare for a regular route trip is $1.50. Taxis and sedan services are also available, a 4-passenger sedan to downtown Detroit costs $52. There are car hire companies represented at the airport. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to the city centre by car/taxi and about 45 minutes by bus.

Car Rental: 

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Airport Taxis: 

Metro Airport Taxis are available from the airport and cost about $41 to the city centre, which should take approximately 20-30 minutes.

Airport Facilities: 

The main concentration of restaurants, bars, cafes, and fast food outlets are in the McNamara Terminal, although the other two terminals also have bars and eateries. There are numerous shops located throughout the airport, including duty-free. ATMs, wireless Internet and bureaux de change are available in all terminals. The two on-site hotels offer conference and business facilities. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should inform their airline in advance.

Car Parking: 

There is plenty of parking at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, starting at $3 per half hour. Daily rates are available for $8 in the Green Lot, the cheapest long-term option. Red vans provide a free shuttle service from the parking lots to the terminal buildings.

Departure Tax: 

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