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How to get from Detroit International Airport to Ann Arbor

Located in the southeast state of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Ann Arbor is much more than just a college town. It is the perfect holiday destination, boasting well-known art galleries, museums, culinary hotspots, and vibrant city life.

If you are landing at Detroit airport and you wish to make your way to Ann Arbor, you have 2 transportation options; you can either take a taxi or private shuttle, or you can take a bus. Taking a Detroit taxi or private transfer is the fastest and most convenient option to Ann Arbor, taking just 30 minutes from Detroit airport, and for travellers on a budget, a direct bus option exists which takes 35 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Bus €27.30 35min 11:00–08:30
Taxi €42 30min 24/7

How to get from Detroit airport to Ann Arbor by bus

A great cost-savvy travel alternative to get from Detroit airport to Ann Arbor would be to take the bus. The Michigan Flyer offers frequent trips, taking only 35 minutes to reach Ann Arbor city centre, excluding the waiting times.

How much is a bus ticket from DTW to Ann Arbor?

A one-way bus ticket on the shuttle bus from DTW airport to Ann Arbor costs $15 (€13.65) and $25 (€22.80) for a return. Moreover, discounted tickets are available for children (2-16) with a one-way costing $7.50 (€6.80) and a return costing $12.50 (€11.40).

Cost

$15 (€13.65)

Trip Duration

35 Min.

The Michigan Flyer shuttle runs 8 times a day.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The shuttle bus is available daily from 11:00 to 20:30.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the Michigan Flyer shuttle stop at Detroit’s airport ‘Ground Transportation Center’ (GTC). The buses leave from Stall 1.

Convenience

Taking the Michigan Flyer shuttle from DTW to Ann Arbor is a budget-friendly travel option. The vehicles are comfortable, and the trip is direct, getting you to Downtown Ann Arbor in just 35 minutes.

Nevertheless, there are only 8 trips per day; if you arrive early in the morning or late at night, you will have to find an alternative solution.

Editor’s Note

If you are travelling from Ann Arbor to Detroit airport, you must reserve your shuttle in advance.

Useful Tips

Tickets purchased from the bus driver will be $3-5 higher per person, and can only be purchased by credit card.
It is good to know that discounted tickets are available for children aged 2 to 16.
Please note that tickets purchased via phone are charged a $5 (€4.55) service fee.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Detroit. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€140.0
NIGHTTIME
€168.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Detroit airport to Ann Arbor by taxi

Taking a taxi from DTW to Ann Arbor is always the best travel option, especially when you are new to the city. Taxis in Detroit are available 24/7 and provide door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle, getting you to Ann Arbor in just 30 minutes.

Taxi fare from Detroit International Airport to Ann Arbor

Taxis from DTW to Ann Arbor calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled to your Ann Arbor destination. A one-way journey from Detroit airport to Ann Arbor city centre costs around $46 (€42).

Cost

$46 (€42)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Detroit International Airport

Where do I get it from?

You can find Detroit airport taxis at the official taxi rank on Level 4 in the Middle of the ‘Ground Transportation Centre’.

Convenience

Taking a Detroit taxi to Ann Arbor is a great option, especially if you are travelling with small children or heavy luggage. Taxis are reliable, fast and a comfortable transfer option.

Editor’s Note

If you’re travelling in a group of 3-4 passengers, taking a taxi, as opposed to a bus, will cost you around the same or less, whilst offering convenience and comfort.

Useful Tips

It is customary to tip your cab driver in Detroit; a 15 to 20% tip is the norm.
Please note, there are no price differences for day, night or weekend trips.
Be sure to double-check with your driver if you can pay by card or cash if you have a preference.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Detroit airport to Ann Arbor?

There are two transportation options to get from Detroit airport to Ann Arbor; you can take a taxi or private shuttle, or you can choose the Michigan Flyer bus if you’re on a tight budget.

Is there a shuttle from Detroit airport to Ann Arbor?

Yes, the Michigan Flyer shuttle bus offers near-hourly daily services between Ann Arbor and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

How much does a taxi cost from DTW to Ann Arbor?

A one-way taxi trip from Detroit airport to Ann Arbor costs around $46 (€42).

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