Detroit Airport (DTW)
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA: DTW) or the Detroit Metro Airport is a major international airport in Romulus, Michigan, USA.
Covering a total area of nearly 2,000 hectares, it is the primary international airport serving Detroit and is Michigan's busiest airport.
The airport has services to international destinations and domestic routes across the United States.
Official data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the US Department of Transportation in 2021 showed an enplanement record of 9,268,512 passengers. Of this number, 11,015,108 were domestic and 356,420 international enplanements.
Its busiest domestic routes in 2021 include Atlanta, Georgia, Orlando, Florida, Las Vegas, Nevada, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Los Angeles, California, Denver, Colorado, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Fort Myers, Florida, Tampa, Florida, and Phoenix-Sky Harbor, Arizona.
Operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority, the airport has six runways, two terminals, four concourses, and 129 gates.
The McNamara Terminal has three concourses, A, B, and C, with 103 gates.
Its Concourse A is considered one of the longest airport concourses.
This terminal also features a mile-long people mover. The ExpressTram can transport passengers in about 3 minutes between each end.
The Evans Terminal has concourse D with 29 gates. It has four long segments of moving walkways on the departures level and another moving walkway on the lower level, for international arriving passengers to access the Federal Inspection Services area.
This terminal includes a new service pet relief area to accommodate passengers traveling with pets. It also has several domestic baggage claim areas on the lower level.
Detroit Metro Airport is accessible by a private vehicle, public bus, and taxi. Ground transportation services such as rideshares, shuttles, and car rental are available from the airport.
Wi-Fi at Detroit Metro Airport
Detroit Metro Airport provides free wireless internet access throughout the Airport.
Passengers wishing to access the free service should look for “Detroit Airport Wi-Fi” in their device's available wireless networks list and sign in.
Transfer Services at Detroit Metro Airport
Services to/from DTW, including rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and bus transfers, are available at the airport’s two Ground Transportation Centers.
Its two terminals provide separate Pick-Up and Drop-Off points.
- Evans Terminal: Ground Transportation Center.
- McNamara Terminal: North end of the Departures Level, near Door No. 1.
Planning your transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind in Michigan.
Before leaving your home, know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.
For the convenience and direction of the riding public, passengers may approach the Airport Information Desk for transport assistance anytime.
Finally, travelers should only transact at the airport counters and other legitimate establishments for their safety.
Rental Car Services at Detroit Metro Airport
Upon exit from the gate at McNamara or Evans terminal, follow the signs to Ground Transportation Center and take a courtesy shuttle to the rental car campus.
At DTW, Rental Car Services are not available from the terminal itself but at a separate location at the Northeast corner of the airport along Lucas Drive.
If you have difficulty locating the correct car rental shuttle to the service area, approach any of the uniformed personnel for quick assistance.
Generally, the rental facility is open 24/7 but you can also inquire at your service provider for specific service hours and return procedures.
To speed up the process when picking up your vehicle at the facility, please have your valid driving license, passport, and credit card ready to present at the counter.
As soon as you have submitted any necessary paperwork, someone will bring you your car key and lead you to where your vehicle is stored.
Plan and book your rental car as soon as possible ahead of your trip. Also, check with your rental car company to confirm your reservation ahead of your trip.
When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle to the designated facility.
Allow plenty of time for your drive when returning the vehicle. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call.
When renting a vehicle, customers must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the rental company at all times. See and compare all rental car companies at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
For item(s) lost and found inside the vehicle, please contact the rental car company directly.
For item(s) left in a rental car center area, report to the Airport Lost and Found Section at 1+ 734-942-3126.
Ideally, found items will be kept in the Lost Property Office for 30 days.
Ride Shares at Detroit Metro Airport
The designated pick-up and drop-off areas are in the Ground Transportation Center in front of the Evans and McNamara terminals.
Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company’s app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver.
Taxis at Detroit Metro Airport
Upon exit from the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the Ground Transportation Center and wait for your turn for the next available taxi. See more information about taxis at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
One-way fare to Downtown is about $60.00.
Trains at Detroit Metro Airport
The nearest train station to the airport is in downtown Detroit, or approximately 35 kilometers away. More information about train services near Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
The most convenient way to get to the train station is to get a taxi for $60.00.
Buses at Detroit Metro Airport
There are safe and convenient bus services from the airport to downtown Detroit.
Look for these buses at the Ground Transportation Center of your terminal:
- Evans Terminal: Route 125, Route 280
- McNamara Terminal: Route 125
Bus fares start at $2.00. Discounts apply to qualified passengers. Bus fares are subject to change without prior notice. More information about buses to and from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
Hotel Shuttle Services at Detroit Metro Airport
Many hotels in downtown Detroit provide shuttle services. Please confirm if this service is available from your hotel.
Shuttles pick up and drop passengers at the Ground Transportation Center in front of the terminal.
Parking at Detroit Metro Airport
The airport provides safe and comfortable parking spaces for its customers. Reserved parking is also available at the facility, 24/7. Cash and credit card payments are accepted. See more information about short and long term parking at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
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