Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Detroit, US


Getting around the airport


Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is approximately 20 miles from downtown Detroit. The airport has two terminals: the
McNamara Terminal with Concourses A, B, and C, and the
North Terminal with Concourse D.

  • The terminals are connected by a shuttle bus that runs every 10 minutes between the North Terminal and the Westin Hotel (7 mins) and the McNamara Terminal (2 mins) and between the McNamara and North Terminals (7 mins).
  •  Concourse A has 1.5 miles of moving walkways but there is also an airside ExpressTram with three stops: South station near gate A11, Terminal station near the centre of the terminal near gates A38/40, and North station near gate A67. The journey takes three minutes end-to-end.
  • Concourse B and C can only be reached from Concourse A by using the 700-foot Light Tunnel tunnel at the centre of the concourse.
  • In the McNamara Terminal, the Lower Level is for International Arrivals, Level 1 is Arrivals, Level 2 is security check and the walkway to Concourse A, parking, ground transportation and the Westin Hotel, Level 3 is Departures with check-in.
  • The North Terminal is a half-mile long. The Lower Level is Arrivals and baggage claim and the Upper Level is check-in, Departures, and the walkway to Concourse D.
  •  Baggage carts available for a fee.
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Getting into Detroit

Taxi or bus


AirRide is a convenient public bus service that run between Ann Arbor and both terminals at Detroit International Airport. A one-way fare is USD 12 if purchased in advance or USD 15 if purchased on board. Buses arrive every 60-90 minutes and travel time is 1-2 hours.

McNamara Terminal, landside, level 2, ground transportation center
Hours: 04:45-19:20 (eastbound); 06:20-22:30 (westbound)

North Terminal, landside, level 4, ground transportation center
Hours: 04:35-19:30 (eastbound); 06:10-22:15 (westbound)

The airport is served by two SMART public bus routes. Route 125 runs between downtown Detroit and both terminals. Route 280 runs between Garden City and the North Terminal. The fare is USD 2 per trip and buses arrive approximately every hour.

Hours: 04:34-23:13 (Route 125, McNamara Terminal); 06:00-23:00 (Route 280, North Terminal)


Taxis are available 24 hours a day through MetroCabs and MetroCars, airport-approved service providers. Taxis can be found at the Ground Transportation Center of either terminal. Fares to Detroit are approximately USD 45 and takes approximately 30 minutes. There is an airport parking fee of USD 10.

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Power outlets

Gate areas

Power stations with USB-charging plugs are in all gate areas.

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Italian delight


The foodie favourite at DTW is the airport branch of Detroit’s favourite Italian restaurant, Andiamo. The upscale dining restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options like lemon ricotta pancakes, ciabatta sandwiches, and grilled Atlantic salmon.

McNamara Terminal, airside, level 2, concourse A, gate A30
Hours: 05:00-22:00

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More dining Options

Enjoy local favourites

McNamara’s Concourse A offers a Longhorn Steakhouse, Sora Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar. A local style joint is the National Coney Island which offers dishes such as vegetarian chili and a Detroit-style hotdog.

McNamara Terminal, airside, level 2, concourse A, gate A46 (Bar &Grill)
Hours: 05:00-22:00

North Terminal, airside, departures level, gate D15-16
Hours: 05:00-20:00

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Delta Airlines SkyClub and Lufthansa Club

Delta Sky Club

There are four Delta Sky Clubs that offer food and drink, reading materials, and Wi-Fi. The Club at Gate A38 offers a shower.

McNamara Terminal, airside, level 2, Concourse A, at ExpressTram South station
Hours: 05:30-21:00 Mon-Fri, 13:30-21:00 Sun, Closed Saturday

McNamara Terminal, airside, level 2, Concourse A, at ExpressTram North station
Hours: 05:30-21:00 Mon-Fri, 13:30-21:00 Sun, Closed Saturday 

McNamara Terminal, landside, level 2, before security checkpoint across from Gate A38
Hours: 05:00-22:00 

McNamara Terminal, airside, level 2, Concourse C, near entrance to concourse
Hours: 05:30-22:00 Sun-Fri, 05:30-21:00 Sat

Lufthansa Club

Lufthansa is the only Star Alliance carrier with a DTW lounge. Lounges offer restrooms, wireless internet, and international magazines and newspapers.

North Terminal, airside, departure level, gate D1
Hours: 05:00-18:30

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On-site airport hotel

Westin Detroit Airport

This is the only hotel available in the airport. The Westin hotel offers guests a private security entrance and access to the McNamara Terminal at gate A36 and complimentary 24-shuttle service to the North Terminal. Meeting rooms, indoor pool, and fitness studios are also available. Rooms from USD 260 per night.

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Most major car rental agencies have an on-site presence at the airport. The agencies operate at a facility on Lucas Drive, near the northeast corner of the airport complex. Passengers can reach the facility by taking the courtesy shuttle operated by their agency of choice from Arrivals. The facility is approximately 1.5 miles away from the airport.

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Delta Sky Club lounge

Showers are available in the landside Delta Sky Club lounge. A lounge day pass costs USD 50. 

McNamara Terminal, landside, level 2, before security checkpoint across from Gate A38
Hours: 05:00-22:00

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