Detroit Airport (DTW)
Location: The airport is located 20 miles (32km) southwest of
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to
White 'Terminal-to-Terminal' vans provide a free shuttle service
between the three terminals.
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 hire companies represented at the airport include Alamo,
Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.
Metro Airport Taxis are available from the airport and cost
about $41 to the city centre, which should take approximately 20-30
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.
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
Departure Tax: None.