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Detroit Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)


Located in the suburb of Romulus, 20 miles (32km) southwest of downtown Detroit, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is the busiest airport in Michigan and a major Midwestern air traffic hub.

The airport's two terminals are huge, with about 150 boarding gates between them, and passengers should allow for plenty of time when transferring between terminals. Despite this, the facility is well-signed and easy to navigate, and offers many diversions in the form of restaurants and shops, and even a colourful multimedia light tunnel in the McNamara Terminal.


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

Getting to the city

SMART public buses connect to central Detroit from the lower level near the Ground Transportation offices at the North Terminal. Taxis and sedan services are also available. There are car hire companies represented at the airport. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to the city centre by car or taxi, and about 45 minutes by bus.


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


Tel: +1 734 147 7678.

Car rental

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

Airport Taxis

MetroCars and MetroCabs are available from the airport, and should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to the city centre.

Transfer between terminals

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


The main concentration of restaurants, bars, cafes, and fast food outlets are in the McNamara Terminal, although the other terminal also has bars and eateries. There are numerous shops located throughout the airport, including duty-free. ATMs, wireless internet and bureaux de change are available in both terminals. The on-site hotel offers 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 $4 per half hour. Daily rates are available for $14 in the Green Lot, the cheapest long-term option. There is a free shuttle service from the parking lots to the terminal buildings.



WiFi is available throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

The Westin Hotel (located in the McNamara Terminal) provides conference facilities with catering service and audio-visual equipment, and business lounges in the airport provide internet-ready workstations, copy and fax services, and phones.

Detroit Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.