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Detroit Airport Shuttles: Some of the Detroit airport shuttle companies that serve DTW are:

Detroit Metro Service: looking at, they provide private car ground transportation to and from Detroit Metro Airport including communities such as Flint, Toledo, and Creek Town. In addition to luxury sedans, their fleet includes vans with up to 12 passengers capacity. Their airport shuttle service includes meet-and-greet at the baggage claim area. Rates are on an hourly basis with the typical rate at $55 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours. This does not include the $10 fee imposed by the Wayne County Airport Authority for airport pick-ups. There is also a $10 fee for pick-ups outside operation hours, Midnight to 5:00 AM.

Ann Arbor Airport Shuttle: looking at, they are a family owned company that specializes in providing University of Michigan students, parents, and faculty with airport transportation between Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro. They take reservations by phone 24 hours a day, but ask you to book your reservations a day in advance. Additionally, they have a 15 minute pick-up window. Round trip fare to DTW is $62 per passenger and one-way to DTW rates are $32 for one passenger, $47 for two, $49 for three, and $54 for four passengers. On the other hand, a one-way fare from DTW to Ann Arbor costs $5 more at $37 per passenger. There is a $5 fee for pick-ups between 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM and a $3 fee for same day reservations. Their cancellation policy requires a 24 hour notice and incurs a $10 fee.

A-1 Airport Cars: looking at, they offer direct airport service to Detroit Metropolitan includinf areas such as Royal Oak and Auburn Hills, and using a fleet of various vehicles from sedans, to mini vans and luxury buses. They serve corporations, university students and staff, and everyday regular passengers. They also have service to neighboring states in addition to rides across the border to Canada. Their rates are location dependent. Example of fares are $29 to Dearborn, $140 to Flint, $290 to Grand Rapids, $260 to Kalamazoo, $144 to Lansing, $184 to Saginaw, and $59 to Windsor Canada, excluding toll and parking.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport(DTW): Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport frequently called Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is located in Romulus, suburb of Detroit, Michigan. The airport is run by Wayne County Airport Authority.

The airport has 6 major runways, 2 terminals and 145 gates. A study by J.D. Power and associates in 2010 shows DTW is the best large airport in USA in customer satisfaction. The airport serves 16 airlines flying to more than 160 destinations in Canada, the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Far East Asia.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport Details:

Detroit Metro Airport Contact
Address: I94 exit 198 William Rogell Drive, Detroit, MI 48242
Tel:  (734) 942 – 3550

DTW Airport History: Wayne County began to plan the airport in 1927 with the acquisition of $2 million one square miles land for the facility. The construction of Wayne County airport was done in 1929 and official landing took place in February 1930. The airport is the base for the Michigan Air National Guard from 1931 to 1945. In 1944, the area was enlarged to 3.5 square miles, then 4 square miles in 1948. The airport got its new name, Detroit-Wayne Major Airport in 1947.

It continued to expand with financial aid for $1 million in 1957 and followed by $10.4 million in 1957’s expansion program including building a new terminal (L.C. Smith Terminal), a 10,500 foot runway, a hotel and restaurant.

In 1958, the airport was renamed Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

The Wayne County Airport Authority kept developing the airport, building new terminals, runways, and various airport facilities. The McNamara terminal was opened in 2002 and the North Terminal on September 2008 replacing the old Berry and Smith Terminals

Location and Driving Directions: The Airport is located approximately 20 miles outside of the City of Detroit, Michigan.

From the Interstate I-75: Take the exit I-75 interstate at junction 15. Continue to drive east along Eureka Road. Follow the signposts. Take a north turn onto the John Dingell Drive and follow signs to airport.

From the Interstate I-94: Take the exit I-94 interstate at junction 198. Follow the signposts. Take a north turn onto the John Dingell Drive and follow signs to airport.

Detroit other means of Airport Transportation: The airport features Ground Transportation Center which is located across the North Terminal, near the Big Blue Deck Parking structure. Transportation options available are:

Car rental: There are Car rental on airport and off airport agencies, run by private companies.

Luxury Sedan & Taxi services: This option offers more convenient and less hectic transfer to/from Detroit Metro.

Public Transportation: SMART busses are operating to and fro the airport terminals. SMART buses now stop on the outer roadway (lower level) near the Ground Transportation offices at the North Terminal. Schedule and information can be obtained by calling: (866) 962-5515 or visit 

Detroit Airport Parking: Detroit Metropolitan Airport offers 19,000 parking spaces for the convenience of travelers. The airport has a new automated 123 parks Credit Card In / Credit Card Out system installed in all the parking facilities to make parking a lot faster and easier. This system requires no parking ticket pulling, and cash payment.

It is advised that passengers check beforehand the terminal of their departure to make parking more convenient.

Below are the parking options

Cell Phone Waiting lot: This parking option is available for both McNamara Terminal and North Terminal. The lot for McNamara Terminal is located on the south side of Eureka Road between I-275 and the airport entrance ramp. The North Terminal Lot is located near I-94 at the Middlebelt Road Exit and near the on-airport car rental facilities. Cars should not be left unattended.

McNamara Terminal Parking Garage: This covered garage is the most convenient option for travelers departing from the McNamara terminal. It is connected to the terminal via a pedestrian bridge. It offers long term, short term and valet parking options.

Long Term Parking:
- 1/2 hour or less, $3.00
- 1/2 to 1 hour, $5.00
- 1 to 1.5 hours, $6.00
- 1.5 to 2 hours, $7.00
- 2 to 3 hours, $10.00
- 3 to 4 hours, $13.00
- 4 to 5 hours, $16.00
- 5 to 6 hours, $19.00
- 6 to 24 hours, $20.00
- Additional days or partial days $20.00 flat rate/day

Short Term Parking:
- 1/2 hour or less, $3.00
- 1/2 to 1 hour, $5.00
- 1 to 1.5 hours, $6.00
- 1.5 to 2 hours, $7.00
- Each additional hour or less, $3.00
- Daily Maximum, $25.00

Valet Parking:
- 2 hours or less, $12.00
- Each additional hour, $4.00
- Daily maximum, $33.00
- Valet Hourly rates apply to first 24 hours only
- Additional Days or partial Days- $33 flat rate / day

The Big Blue Deck: It is suitable for travelers departing from North Terminal, It is located within walking distance from the terminal. It offers long term parking option.

Long Term Parking:
- 1/2 hour or less, $3.00
- 1/2 to 1 hour, $5.00
- 1 to 1.5 hours, $6.00
- 1.5 to 2 hours, $7.00
- 2 to 2.5 hours, $10.00
- 2.5 to 3 hours, $13.00
- 3 to 24 hours, $ 16.00
- Additional days or partial days $16.00 flat rate/day

Short Term Parking:
- 1/2 hour or less, $3.00
- 1/2 to 1 hour, $5.00
- 1 to 1.5 hours, $6.00
- 1.5 to 2 hours, $7.00
- Each additional hour or less, $3.00
- Daily Maximum, $25.00

Valet Parking:
- 2 hours or less, $12.00
- Each additional hour, $4.00
- Daily maximum, $33.00
- Valet Hourly rates apply to first 24 hours only
- Additional Days or partial Days- $33 flat rate / day

Surface Lot Parking/The Yellow Lot: This lot is located near the North Terminal. It is the cheapest option for long term parking. The Daily Flat Rate is $11.00.

Additional Airport Parking Information: For more information, call the airpot parking hotline at (800) 642-1978.

Detroit Airport Hotels:

On-site Hotel: the only on-site airport hotel,Westin Detroit Metropolitan Hotel, is located in McNamara Terminal. It features 404 guest room, 10 suites and luxurious facilities such as indoor swimming pool, spa, gym, restaurant and bar. The hotel also has 36,000 square foot meeting space including boardrooms, grand ballrooms and business centers:
Address : 2501 Worldgateway Place, Detroit, Michigan 48242
Telephone: (734) 942-6500

Off-site Airport Hotels:
- Marriot, 30559 Flynn Drive, Romulus, MI 48174, (734) 729-7555
- Courtyard by Marriot, 30653 Flynn Drive,Romulus, MI 48174, (734) 721-3200
- Hampton Inn, 30847 Flynn Drive Romulus, MI 48174, (734) 721-1100
- Ramada Inn, 31119 Flynn DriveRomulus, MI 48174, (734) 728-2322
- Howard Johnson, 7600 Merriman RoadRomulus, MI 48174, (734) 728-2430
- Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8000 Merriman RoadRomulus, MI 48174, (734) 729-2600
- LaQuinta, 7680 Merriman RoadRomulus, MI 48174, (734) 641-9006
- Fairfield Inn & Suites, 7800 Merriman RoadRomulus, MI 48174, (734) 467-4601
- Clarion Barcelo Hotel, 8600 Merriman RoadRomulus, MI 48174, (734) 728-7900
- Hilton Garden Inn, 31800 Smith RoadRomulus, MI 48174, (734) 727-6000
- Baymont, 9000 Wickham RdRomulus, MI 48174, (734) 722-6000
- Best Western Gateway, 9191 Wickham RdRomulus, MI 48174, (734) 728-2800
- Comfort Inn, 31800 Wick Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174, (734) 326-2100
- Metropolitan Hotel(Formerly DoubleTree), 31500 Wick Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174, (734) 467-8000
- Four Points Sheraton, 8800 Wick Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174, (734) 729-9000
- Embassy Suites, 8600 Wick Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174, (734) 728-9200
- Americas Best Value Inn, 9095 Wick Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174, (734) 595-7400
- Roadway Inn, 8500 Wick Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174, (734) 595-1990
- Days Inn, 9501 Middlebelt RoadRomulus, Michigan 48174, (734) 946-4300
- Quality Inn, 9555 Middlebelt RoadRomulus, Michigan 48174, (734) 946-1400
- Super 8, 9863 Middlebelt Road9863 Middlebelt Road, (734) 946-8808

Airport Terminal Information: Detroit Metropolitan Airport has 2 terminals, The McNamara terminal and The North Terminal. Both terminals boasts award winning facilities and services, such as ATMs, duty-free shops, information services, food and beverages, carts, language assistance, and disabled facilities.

The McNamara Terminal: The McNamara Terminal houses 3 concourses A, B, C and 121 gates. It also houses Westin Hotel (734-942-6500) equipped with pool, spa, and 34 meeting and boardrooms, and a business center.

The McNamara Terminal has 4 levels:
- Lower level: For International Arrivals.
- Level 1: Domestic Arrival and Luggage Claim.
- Level 2: Gate Level. Pedestrian bridge to Parking and Ground Transportation Center is located here.
- Level 3: Ticketing and Departures.

McNamara Terminal Airlines: Major Airlines operating from McNamara Terminal:
- Air France, (800) 237 – 2747,
- Continental, (800) 525 – 0280,
- Delta Airlines, (800) 221 – 1212,
- KLM, (800) 374 – 7747,

Concourse A: Concourse A has 63 gates, 12 of which are used for international departures and arrivals. It has over 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of moving walkways or people mover. There are 3 tram stations placed in south end (south station), center (terminal station) and north end (north station). The distance from south to north end is over 1.6 km and can be reached over 3 minutes time by tram.

Shops in Concourse A:
- The Stylish Paw (Pet themed gifts)
- She-Chic (Women’s Fashion)
- DTW Press
- Airport Wireless (High Tech Accessories)
- DTW Express (News & Sundries)
- SpectaCools (Sunglasses)
- Borders Books
- www.News/Gifts.Detroit
- Monarch Gift Shop/TUMI (Luggage)
- Palm (High Tech Accessories)
- www.News.Detroit
- Harley-Davidson Store
- CNBC (News & Gifts)
- Ora Oxygen (Spa& Beauty Products)
- Kidzoo
- Pangborn Design Collection (Designer Gifts)
- Hometown Favorites (Team Apparel)
- DTW TravelMart
- Brooks Brothers
- The Henry Ford (Museum Store)
- GM Collection
- Motown Music Review
- Duty Free Americas
- PGA Tour Shop
- Forever Silver By Erwin Pearl
- Monarch Gift Shoppe
- Gadgets to Go
- Brighton Collectibles (Designer Accessories)
- Michigania
- Gayle’s Chocolate
- Erwin Pearl (Jewelry)
- Heritage Booksellers

Food and Drinks in Concourse A:
- The Coffee Beanery Cafe
- Hungry Howie’s Pizza
- Mrs. Fields
- PB&J (Gourmet Peanut butter & Jelly)
- Quiznos Subs
- Diego’s Mexican Cantina
- National Coney Island Express
- Max & Erma’s
- National Coney Island
- Mediterranean Grill
- Caribou Coffee
- Pizzapapalis
- Rio Wraps
- Charley’s Grilled Subs
- Edy’s (Ice Cream)
- Taco Bell
- Tailpipe Tap
- Little Caesars
- Burger King
- Twist & Shout
- “TCBY”
- Musashi Japanese Cuisine
- Chili’s Too
- McDonald’s
- SORA (Sushi & Asian Cuisine)
- Java Coast Fine Coffees

Consumer Services in Concourse A:
- Shoeshine
- Vending Machine
- ATMs
- Travelex Currency Exchange
- Kids Play Area
- Wi-Fi connection is available (contact 800-550-5030)

Concourses B and C: Concourse B has 17 gates from B1 to B 21. Concourse C has 41 gates from C1 to C 43. The gates are used mainly for smaller Delta’s and Continental’s aircrafts. Both concourses are connected to main terminal and concourse A via pedestrian walkway.

Shops in Concourses B and C:
- Gadgets to Go
- Gayle’s Chocolates
- DTW Press
- www.News/Gifts.Detroit
- CNN Newsstand
- Everything ASAP (Health, Beauty & Convenience Products)

Food and Drinks in Concourses B and C:
- Coffee Beanery Café
- Vito’s Market (Grab & Go)
- West Wings (Salad, Sandwiches & Pizza)
- Fuddruckers hamburger

Consumer Services in Concourses B and C:
- Vending Machine
- ATMs
- Travelex Currency Exchange
- Kids Play Area

The North Terminal:

The North Terminal has 2 levels:
- Departure level: for ticketing and gates.
- Arrival level: Baggage Claim.

North Terminal Airlines: The North terminal is considered Concourse D and holds 26 gates. It serves all the non Sky Team alliance. The airlines operating from this concourse
- Air Canada, (888) 247–2262,
- Air Tran, (800) 247–8726,
- American Airlines, (800) 433–7300,
- Continental, (800) 525–0280,
- Frontier Airlines, (800) 432–1359,
- Lufthansa, (800) 645–3880,
- Royal Jordanian, (800) 223-0470,
- Southwest Airlines, (800) 435–9792,
- Spirit, (800) 772-7117,
- United, (800) 241-6522,
- USA 3000, (877) 872–3000,
- US Airways, (800) 428-4322,
- Ryan International, (888) 443–7926,
- Trans Meridian, (678) 803–6800,

Shops in North Terminal:
- Borders Newsstand
- Borders Bookstore
- Brookstone
- Duty Free Americas
- Everything ASAP(Health, Beauty & Convenience Products)
- Gayle’s Chocolates
- RELAY (News & Gifts)
- Sports Illustrated
- USA Today Travel Zone
- Zoom Systems (Automated Retail)

Food and Drinks in North Terminal:
- Coffee Beanery Café
- Coffee Beanery Deli & More
- Caribou Coffee
- Champ’s Restaurant & Bar
- Cheeburger Cheeburger
- Earl of Sandwich
- Hockeytown Café
- McDonald's
- National Coney Island
- Ruby Tuesday
- TGI Friday's
- Villa Pizza-Fresh Italian Kitchen

Consumer Services in North Terminal:
- Shoeshine
- Vending Machine
- ATMs
- Travelex Currency Exchange

Emergency Services: In a case of emergency, dial 911 from any airport phone. Trained emergency medical technicians are available 24 hours a day.

Restrooms: In addition to 25 wheelchair accessible restroom facilities, there are 16 family restrooms available in the McNamara Terminal. There are also 20 wheelchair accessible restrooms and 10 family restrooms in the North Terminal.

TDD/TTY: Telephones that will accommodate the hearing impaired are available in both Terminals at the airport.

Pet Relief: Pet relief areas are available at both passenger terminals. The McNamara Terminal location is outside the International Arrivals area (Lower Level), around the corner of the building at the south end of the curb front. At the North Terminal, there are Relief Areas at each end of the Departures Level curb (Upper Level). All locations provide plastic bags and a container for disposal of solid waste.

Lost and Found: For items left at passenger screening checkpoints (TSA), passenger can contact Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Lost and Found at (734) 942-3126.

For items left elsewhere in the airport terminals, please visit

For items left aboard aircraft or in the case of lost baggage, passenger can contact the airline directly.

Security Check Points: For a smooth passing through security check points, passengers should note the following:

- Only passengers with ticket will be allowed through security check points. For passengers older than 18, a valid id should be presented along with the ticket.
- Passenger is subjected to one carry on per person.
- Any items that can be constructed as weapons (such as scissors, knives, small pocketknives, razor blades, needles, etc.) are prohibited beyond passenger screening checkpoints.
- Medical supplies should be justified with prescription from physician.

For more detailed information, check Transportation Security Administration site at

Detroit City: Detroit city is in the seat of Wayne County and is the largest city of Michigan State. It is the tenth largest city in USA and ranked eleventh in population.

Detroit is world well-known as the center of automobile industry in America. The invention of automobile and mass production started in this city by Henry Ford had made it a leading regional economic power in the nineteenth century. Today, though the industry is still trying to recover, it still supports the economy of the city.

Detroit is also the home of “Motor City” and “Motown” which play important roles in America’s as well as the world’s music industry. Names such as Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and many more were made famous here.

Tourism in Detroit is supported by the museums, entertainment and performing arts, the Greek town and sports. The city attracts 15 million people annually

Detroit History: In 1701, Cadillac, a French officer founded Detroit as a part of New France. The city name came from the Detroit River, le détroit du Lac Érie, meaning the strait of Lake Erie. In 1760, the British took control in this area but in 1763, attempts to drive them out from the area were made and led by Chief Pontiac during Pontiac’s rebellion. In response to this British issued a Royal Proclamation to reconcile their relationship with American Indians. The Great Britain included Detroit as part of United States in Treaty of Paris 1783.

Detroit was incorporated as a city in 1815. During late 1800 and early 1900, the city was known as the Paris of the west for the architecture, developing steadily and became a transportation hub and major manufacturing center.

In 1904 started by Ford Motor Company, followed and enforced by Dodge, Durant, Packard and Chrysler, Detroit became the capital of World’s automobile industry.

Detroit Geography: Detroit is the largest city in Michigan state with a total area of 143 square miles. It is located in Wayne County. The city is located on the Detroit River, the waterway that links Lakes Erie and St. Clair and forms part of the United States. Across the river is Canada’s Windsor and Ontario.

Detroit Climate and Weather: Detroit has a continental climate and it is influenced by its location near the Great Lakes. The city has four seasons. Snow comes in winter, and sometimes temperature dropped below -12 degrees C. Average of annual snowfall is 43 inches. Summer brings humidity and warm temperature with occasional thunderstorms. Snow and sun alternate in spring. The weather is a bit unpredictable, but it is very enjoyable time.

Detroit City General Information:

City of Detroit Mayor's Office:
- Address: City of Detroit, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave., Ste. 1126, Detroit, MI 48226
- (313) 224-3400

Detroit Police Department:
- 1300 Beaubien, Room 203 • Detroit, Michigan 48226 - Tel: (313) 596-2200 Fax: (313) 596-1450
- Emergencies Only Dial 911
- Telephone Crime Reporting (313) 267-4600
- Email:


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