DETROIT METRO AIRPORT (DTW)
|Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (20 miles southwest of downtown Detroit) is served by the following ground transportation options:
A - local bus
B - shared ride van
C - taxi
D - limousine
E - rental car
The airport has 2 terminals, North and Edward H. McNamara (also known as the Northwest WorldGateway.)
The Edward H. McNamara Terminal has 3 concourses, A, B & C. The North Terminal is sometimes considered to be the D concourse.
|Terminal passenger links
Concourse A has a people mover, the Express Tram, that gets passengers from one end of the mile-long (1.6 km) concourse to the other, arriving at three different boarding stations, "Terminal Station" (in the center), "North Station" and "South Station", in a little over three minutes.
The B and C concourses are connected to the main part of the terminal and the A Concourse by an underground walkway, known as the Light Tunnel because of an elaborate multi-colored light show that extends the entire length.
The North Terminal features long stretches of moving walkways on the departures level while another stretches below for international arriving passengers to access the Federal Inspection Services area.
Note also that the Airport Authority operates continuous, free shuttles between both terminals and on-airport parking facilities. A shuttle service runs between the 2 terminals via the Westin Hotel - departing every 10 minutes. 7 minutes from McNamara to North, then 7 minutes from North to the Westin, then 2 minutes from the Westin to McNamara.
|A1: SMART Buses
Public buses, known as SMART buses (Suburban Mobile Authority for Regional Transportation), operate to and from the airport. The SMART bus stop is located close to the terminals, eliminating the need for a terminal shuttle for riders. There are 2 routes:
- Route 125, runs to Fort Street, near the General Motors HQ. Stops at the McNamara Terminal and at the Smith Terminal (an old terminal, beside the North Terminal, which is now an administrative site.) One an hour.
- Route 280 – runs up Middlebelt Road to Garden City. Stops at the Smith Terminal (an old terminal, beside the North Terminal, which is now an administrative site.) One an hour.
@ Summer 2009 a one-way fare is $1.50.
|A2: Michigan Flyer
Michigan Flyer operates a seven days a week bus shuttle service west of Detroit with stops at:
- Ann Arbor (home of the University of Michigan) at the Four Points by Sheraton, @ Summer 2009, $15 one way.
- Jackson, at the Avalon Hotel and Conference Center, @ Summer 2009, $25 one way.
- East Lansing (home of Michigan State University), at the University Place Marriot, @ Summer 2009, $30 one way.
Above prices are based on advance purchase - for advance reservation rates tickets must be purchased at least one hour prior to departure time. 8 buses a day.
|B1: Shared Ride Vans
A number of private companies run door-to-door vans providing service between the airport and various locations.
|B2: Hotel Shuttles
Courtesy vans are operated by various hotels and motels in and around the airport area.
Detroit Metro Taxi Association cabs are located at the Ground Transportation stand of the terminals. Approximate fare examples @ Summer 2009:
- downtown Detroit, $40-$45.
- Grosse Pointe, $50-$55.
- Ann Arbor - $45-$50.
Limousines are available on demand at the Ground Transportation stand of the terminals, or by reservation. Approximate fare examples @ Summer 2009:
- downtown Detroit, $50-$55.
- Grosse Pointe, $70-$75.
- Ann Arbor - $55-$60.
|E: Rental Cars
Detroit Metro Airport is served by a number of car rental agencies, both on and off airport. Off airport are reachable by shuttle.
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