40th Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference
June 26-28, 2008
Chemistry Department, University of Michigan
930 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Lecture Hall #1640 Chemistry Bldg

University of Michigan's Chemistry Building

Photo Slideshow
Hotel Information
Abstract Submission for Posters and Contributed Talks
Travel Information

Travel Information

Downtown Ann Arbor (State and Michigan Theatres)

Airport Information:

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW, aka Metro-Wayne County) is the closest airport servicing all major airline carriers domestically and internationally. It is located approximately 25 miles east of Ann Arbor.

Taxis, shuttles, and rental car agencies are available. All forms of transportation accept cash or credit cards. Driving time to Ann Arbor from the Detroit Metro Airport is approximately 30-40 minutes assuming no traffic hold-ups.

Taxi cabs available AT the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) - Reservations not required:

Checker Sedan:
1-800-351-5466, www.checkersedan.com, DTW to Ann Arbor ($55 plus tip one way)

Metro Airport Taxi:

1-800-745-5191, www.metroairporttaxi.org, ($50 plus tip one way)

SHUTTLE SERVICES (shared ride)

Ann Arbor Metro
provides both cab service and shuttle service to and from the DTW airport from Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor Metro can be reached at (734) 507-9220. Cab service along with the shuttle service is door-to-door service. This is the least expensive route that we are able to find. The cost for the cab service one-way is $30 plus tip. The cost for the shared shuttle service (small van) one-way is also $30 plus tip. The shuttle service picks you up about 15-30 minutes sooner than you would be if you were to use their cab service.
Custom Transit provides transportation between the airport and Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti areas. Custom Transit can be reached at (734)971-5555. The cost for this shared ride shuttle service is $22 per person per one-way trip. Please allow 1-hour of travel time before you reach Detroit Metro Airport and a 15-minute pick-up window. You can visit their web page for more information.


Map of Ann Arbor
Map of Central Campus
Map of Central Campus indicating on-campus hotels and conference site

Driving directions:

Driving Directions to the Department of Chemistry

Parking Information:

Parking on central campus of the University can be difficult and scarce. Public parking is located in the Forest Ave structure, Fletcher Street structure, Palmer Drive structure or the Maynard Street structure. The rate is $1.10/hour with a 24 hour limit. These parking structures are shown on the map of central campus above. They are indicated with a "V" for visitor parking.

Also, metered parking is another option but is usually limited to 2 hour parking at one given time. Both the Bell Tower hotel and Campus Inn offer free parking with your room. The off-campus hotels do as well but if you did not use their shuttle service, then parking on central campus will be necessry for you with a rental car or your own personal vehicle.

Please note: Sundays parking is free everywhere University and City wide.

Please note that the we cannot be responsible for reimbursing parking tickets received during the conference.

City of Ann Arbor Information:

For more information about Ann Arbor, click here.