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Airports in Detroit

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Overview

Located in the suburb of Romulus, 16 miles (26km) 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 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.

A hub for both Delta and Spirit Airlines, flights to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport are available to a number of destinations including Atlanta, New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

Location

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, the fare for a regular route trip is $2. Taxis and sedan services are also available, a 4-passenger sedan to downtown Detroit costs $56. 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.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: +1 734 147 7678.

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

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