Detroit Wayne County Airport

The Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is one of the most important airports in the Midwest United States. Located in Detroit, this is the busiest airport in Michigan, seeing well over 30 million travellers transiting through its two terminals each year. Completed right at the end of the 1920s, this airport has been a feature of this city for a long time. This airport has also guest-starred in a number of films, with cameos in Up in the Air, and The Citizen. Well established, this is an easy airport to travel through, and offers all the essential amenities that passengers need when in transit.

The dining options are very extensive, and rather impressive, in both terminals. The McNamara Terminal offers the most in the way of shopping and dining choices, though the North Terminal is well equipped too. You will find options from fast food joints, sandwich and sushi bars, to coffee houses, grills, bistros, steakhouses, delis, and plush lounge restaurants and bars.

In terms of taking out cash, or changing it over to the local currency, you can find numerous ATMs scattered around the terminals, and at least three currency exchange counters. Though you may find that you will be spending some of that money before you even leave the airport given the choice of shops here. There are all sorts of boutiques selling electronics, accessories, cosmetics, fashion, travel items, and jewellery.

There is also free and comprehensive WiFi, with public telephones you can use if you do not have access to a mobile device. Other facilities include medical services, a spa, and customer service points.

There are numerous carriers that will travel between Australia and the United States, so you will find that flights to Detroit are easier to come by than you may think. Look to book with airlines like Qantas, American Airlines, Virgin Australia, Delta, United, Air New Zealand, Hawaiian Airlines, and Air Canada.

Travel Information

·         For central Detroit, the drive is about 36km and around 30 minutes long; take the I-94 E, and then take exit 1B from M-10 S/John C Lodge Freeway. To Ann Arbor, the drive increases to about 44km, but the drive should only be 35-40 minutes. Take the I-94 West, and then take exit 177 to get to that part of town. There are plenty of car hire brands to choose from, and these are located in the North Terminal, and courtesy shuttles can connect you to the car rental companies. You can compare and contrast prices of these different companies, and arrange everything in advance with Skyscanner's online car hire search tool.

·         There are bus services that connect the airport (Routes 125 or 280) to the downtown area, and for the cheap and cheerful price of 2USD ($2.60) for a one-way fare. There are also services running out to the extremely popular Ann Arbor region of the city, though this costs 15USD for a one-way ticket. Both journeys will take roughly 50 minutes on the bus.

·         Taxis always service this airport, so you will be able to hail one right outside of the terminals. Expect a fare to come to 45-60USD ($60-80) to get into central Detroit. However, you may be able to find a cheaper door-to-door option with a private airport transfer online with Skyscanner.


Please note that information is correct as of March 2017

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Detroit Wayne County Airport

LC Smith Terminal Mezzanine Level,
MI 48242,

Tel:+1 (1)734 9423550
Fax:+1 (1)734 9423793

 Location Details

Longitude:83° 20' 54'' W
Latitude:42° 13' 6'' N

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