Detroit Metro is 25 miles from downtown Detroit.

If you're using the Ambassador Bridge: Take I-96 West to I-94 West (Chicago) to Metro Airport exit.

If you're using the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel: Jefferson Avenue to US-10 (Lodge Freeway) to I-94 West (Chicago) to Metro Airport exit.

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  • Passenger pick-up: DTW has two cell phone waiting lanes. The one most convenient to Smith Terminal is located on inbound Rogell Drive. The area most convenient to McNamara Terminal is on inbound Dingell Drive. Both areas are designated by a wide white stripe and cell phone signs.


Cheapest: Special long-term rates of $8 a day are available for designated spaces in the "Big Blue Deck," across from the L.C. Smith Terminal, or the Yellow Lot near the Berry Terminal. Regular long-term rates are $10 a day in the Big Blue Deck; $17 a day at the McNamara Terminal garage.

Most convenient: Short-term parking at the McNamara garage is $7 for up to two hours and $3/hour for each additional hour.

Valet parking: $28/day at the McNamara garage.

Parking availability: (800) 642-1978 or on 920 AM.


Bus: The SMART bus system, which serves Detroit's suburbs, has a stop on the lower level near the Ground Transportation offices at Smith Terminal. Call (313) 962-5515. Regular fare is $1.50.

Cab: Taxis cost $41 to $48 to downtown Detroit and $47 to $55 to Ann Arbor.

Click to get more ground-transportation information or call (734) 942-3623.


Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National serve the airport on-site, and Thrifty serves it off-site.


Shuttle vans take passengers between terminals, and a new tram system and moving walkways take passengers through the McNamara Terminal.


Information for travelers with disabilities

Call the lost and found at 734-942-3669.

Check out food court offerings.

Wireless Internet access: Available throughout the McNamara and L.C. Smith terminals. It costs $7.95 for 24 hours.