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3444 Randall Lab
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Ann Arbor MI, 48109
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Travel Information

Detroit Metro 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.

Ann Arbor and DTW Airport Ground Transportation Services:

Public Bus Service available at DTW Airport

AirRide: Public Bus Transit to DTW- New service that provides direct low-cost transit between Downtown Ann Arbor and Detroit Airport. Great fast WiFi available on the bus!
734·707·7AIR (7247) or http://www.myairride.com/

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ANN ARBOR STOPS: Blake Transit Center & Kensington Court Hotel (see schedule) Note: The Blake Transit Center stop is a fairly short walk or very short local taxi ride from central campus.

* DETROIT (DTW) STOPS: McNamara Terminal (Int'l Arrivals Level) & North Terminal (Ground Transportation Center) (see schedule)

Advance Reservations
(can be canceled & refunded WITHIN 48 HOURS OF DEPARTURE)

One Way
Round Trip
Standard
$12.00
$22.00

Advance Reservation
(can be canceled & refunded UP TO TIME OF DEPARTURE)


One Way
Round Trip
Standard
$15.00
$30.00

Cash Walk-On
(must pay exact fare in cash)


One Way
Standard
$15.00

Taxi/Luxury Services available at DTW Airport 24/7
Metro Cars (taxi) and Metro Cabs (luxury service) is available at all times (24/7) at the Detroit Metro Airport’s Ground Transportation Centers for both terminals (McNamara and North) where no prior reservation or phone call is required. A 15%-18% tip is reasonable for taxi service.

NOTE: DISCOUNT ONLY APPLIES TO UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN EMPLOYEES OR WHEN USING THE P-CARD. *UM promo code to receive discounted rate of 10%:  #UM814061

1-800-456-1701 or http://www.metrocars.com/

METRO CABS (TAXI)
Metro Cabs (white mini van/taxi service): The rate is a metered rate - no flat rate. Metered ride is approximately $50 plus tip. UM employee discount does not apply to the taxi service.

METRO CARS (Sedan/LUXURY SERVICE)
Metro Cars (black sedan/luxury service)
Flat Rate DTW → Ann Arbor (not including tip):
$61 for non-UM employee passengers, $53.50 with UM employee discount (see promo code above)

Metro Cabs/Cars Services are available at the Ground Transportation Center’s (GTC) for each terminal 24/7.

North Terminal GTC: Exit the baggage area taking either the escalator or elevator to level 3 (top color). Walk across the pedestrian bridge (the only thing on this level). As you enter the Ground Transportation Center, you will see the Metro Cars/Transportation desk on the right. Cars are staged just outside the door to the right. http://www.metroairport.com/TravelerInfo/GeneralInfo/TerminalMaps.aspx

McNamara Terminal GTC: Exit the baggage area taking either the escalator or elevator to level 2. Walk across the pedestrian bridge (the only thing on this level). As you enter the Ground Transportation Center, you will see an escalator on the right. Proceed down the escalator. U-turn to the left and proceed down the hall. Metro Cars/Transportation desk will be on the right. http://www.metroairport.com/TravelerInfo/GeneralInfo/TerminalMaps.aspx


Shuttle Services
Custom Transit, Ann Arbor Airport Shuttle, or Metro Eddie’s Super Shuttle – Prior reservations are recommended at least one hour before scheduled pick-up for guaranteed service but not required. You could certainly try calling them to check on availability when you land at the airport.


1. Custom Transit
(734) 971-5555 or www.customtransit.com

You can certainly contact Custom Transit once you land at the airport to check on their availability if a reservation was not made ahead of time. Perhaps they could easily accommodate you in a timely manner. If arrangements can be made, depending on which terminal you are in, they will direct you on where to go. This will NOT be at the airport’s Ground Transportation Center as only Metro Cars/Metro Transportation is allowed there. They would direct you to the “Reserved/Prearranged Transportation Center” for that terminal (or you can follow the signs for this) for where their car/van will be waiting for you or you could visit their web site for terminal directions: http://customtransit.com/terminals/

RATES (not including tip): *Ask for UM Special
1 passenger:           DTW → Ann Arbor ($37), Ann Arbor → DTW ($30) or Round-trip ($60)
2 passengers:         DTW → Ann Arbor ($44), Ann Arbor → DTW ($41) or Round-trip ($80)
3 passengers:         DTW → Ann Arbor ($47), Ann Arbor → DTW ($44) or Round-trip ($85)
4 passengers:         DTW → Ann Arbor ($52), Ann Arbor → DTW ($47) or Round-trip ($90)

Each additional passenger lowers the per-passenger price. For instance, a group of 4 can
make a round-trip for about $24 per person. Holiday and late night service charges may
apply. Allow 1-hour of travel time before you reach Detroit Metro Airport and a 15
minute pick-up window as a norm.

2. Ann Arbor Airport Shuttle          
(734) 222-9400 or http://annarborairportshuttle.net/3.html

Shuttles operate normally from 6:00AM to 8:00PM. Reservations can be made between 4:00AM to 6:00AM for an additional $5. For quick service please make reservations by phone, not by email.

RATES (not including tip):
1 passenger:           DTW → Ann Arbor ($37), Ann Arbor → DTW ($32)
      (one passenger round-trip is $62)
2 passengers:         DTW → Ann Arbor ($47), Ann Arbor → DTW ($47)
3 passengers:         DTW → Ann Arbor ($49), Ann Arbor → DTW ($49)
4 passengers:         DTW → Ann Arbor ($54), Ann Arbor → DTW ($54)

3. Ann Arbor Metro Shuttle (Operates 7 days a week with limited hours of 7am – 7pm)(734) 507-9220 or http://annarbormetroshuttle.com

You can certainly contact Ann Arbor Metro Shuttle once you land at the airport to check on their availability if a reservation was not made ahead of time. Perhaps they could easily accommodate you in a timely manner. If arrangements can be made, depending on which terminal you are in, they will direct you on where to go. This will NOT be at the airport’s Ground Transportation Center as only Metro Cars/Metro Transportation is allowed there. They would direct you to the “Reserved/Prearranged Transportation Center” for that terminal (or you can follow the signs for this) for where their car/van will be waiting for you.

RATES (not including tip):
Flat rate of $40 for service between Detroit Metro Airport and destinations in and around the city of Ann Arbor. Private groups (2-5 passengers) add an additional $10.


Other Taxi Services
If you choose to use any of these taxi services to pick you up at the DTW airport prior reservations are recommended although not required. You could try calling them once you land to see if timely arrangements could be made. If arrangements can be made, depending on which terminal you are in, they will direct you on where to go. But, keep in mind these taxis will certainly NOT be at the terminal Ground Transportation Centers.


Detroit Metro Airport Transportation Providers- Prices may vary
(Always mention you are associated with U of M incase a discount can be offered)

A Cab and Treetown Transportation
DTW→AA $60, AA→DTW $50
(734) 668-2222; (734) 213-1100
A2 Area Metro Ride
DTW→AA $50, AA→DTW $50      
(734) 709-1204
AA Metro Sedans (734) 883-6854
Accent Transportation Services, Inc
DTW→AA $52, AA→DTW $38
1-800-346-9884
Across Town Cab
DTW→AA $50, AA→DTW $40
(734) 216-5932
Amazing Blue Taxi
DTW→AA $60, AA→DTW $50      
(734) 846-0007
Ann Arbor Cab
DTW→AA $60, AA→DTW $50      
(734) 272-8009
Argus Cab Company
DTW→AA $55, AA→DTW $45
(734)741-9000, (734)944-3094
Custom Transit (must ask for “UM Special” at time of reservation)
DTW→AA $75, AA→DTW $65
Round trip complete (includes tip) - $130
(734) 971-5555
Detroit Airport Sedan Service
DTW→AA $45, AA→DTW $45
(734) 347-4007; (734) 452-1493
Detroit Airport Taxi
DTW→AA $44, AA→DTW $44
1-888-658-7660
Detroit Metro Service
DTW→AA $55, AA→DTW $45
1-800-720-0797
DT Metro Car (10% discount for students)
DTW→AA $64, AA→DTW $54
1-800-791-5580
Kerby's Kurb Service
DTW→AA $55, AA→DTW $55   
(734) 741-7154
Metro Connection Airport Service, Inc.
DTW→AA $55, AA→DTW $45
(734) 740-4885
Network Car Service, LLC (DTW→AA $75 including tip) (734) 787-8200
Reliable Airport Service
DTW→AA $63, AA→DTW $53
(734) 260-8615

Local Ann Arbor Taxi Providers (The following providers can pick up and drop off within the city of Ann Arbor. Note: Always mention you are associated with U of M incase a discount can be offered)

A Cab and Treetown Transportation                         (734) 668-2222 or (734) 213-1100
Across Town Cab                                                  (734) 216-5932
Amazing Blue Taxi                                                 (734) 846-0007
Ann Arbor Cab                                                       (734) 272-8009
Argus Cab Company                                              (734) 944-3094 or (734) 741-9000
Blue Cab Co.                                                         (734) 547-2222
Custom Transit                                                      (734) 971-5555
Yellow Cab                                                            (734) 663-3355

All services accept major credit cards or cash for payment.

 
Other Transportation Services

Local Bus
AATA (Ann Arbor Transit Authority)
Bus fare is $1.50.
For times, maps, and routes, please visit their webpage www.TheRide.org or phone at 734-996-0400.

Long Distance Bus
Megabus
From and to Chicago. For days, times, and maps, please visit their webpage http://us.megabus.com/.

Greyhound
Service from Ann Arbor to other cities in-state and out-of-state.
For times, maps, and routes, please visit their webpage www.greyhound.com.

Long Distance Train
Amtrak
Service from Ann Arbor to other cities in-state and out-of-state.
For times, maps, and routes, please visit their webpage www.amtrak.com.

Car Rental
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

438 W. Huron St.  (734) 327-2600
www.enterprise.com

Hertz Rent-A-Car
3200 Boardwalk   (734) 761-1176
www.hertz.com

Parking Information:

Parking on central campus of the University can be difficult at times. You may want to consider choosing a hotel within walking distance for this reason alone. However, if you need to commute and park, there is public parking available at the following locations listed closest to furthest from the Department of Physics (Randall Laboratory and West Hall):

Fletcher Structure (U of M Structure) - limited visitor parking
Forest Garage (U of M Structure) - half visitor parking
Palmer Street Structure (City of Ann Arbor)
Maynard Street Structure (City of Ann Arbor)

Website for City of Ann Arbor Parking: http://www.a2dda.org/parking__transportation/parking_options/

Website for U of M Vistior Parking:
http://pts.umich.edu/patient_visitor/visitor.php

Rates range depending on which parking structure from $0.80 - $1.10/hour. Some do not allow overnight parking while others allow up to 72 hours.

Please Note: We cannot be responsible for reimbursing parking tickets.

City of Ann Arbor Information:

For more information about Ann Arbor, click here.

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