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Wayne County Airport Detroit Information
Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is one of the busiest airports in the world, serving close to 35 million passengers each year to major domestic and international destinations. Large numbers of scheduled flights and extensive ground transportation links make Detroit Metro Airport one of the most important airports in the USA.
Located 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Detroit, DTW Airport provides comprehensive services and amenities for travelers, with leading brand stores, restaurants, and bars. A choice of transport links is available to Detroit and the surrounding area. Major expansion and improvements at DTW in recent years include a superb new terminal building, the Edward H McNamara Terminal / Northwest WorldGateway. The airport now offers improved links to the local road network, a new parking garage and airport hotel, with a major North Terminal project also underway from 2005.
Detroit World Airport Guide provides you with access to a complete selection of Detroit airport hotels. Utilize the discounts offered directly from the hotel, with the assurance of secure booking. Extra services include airport car rental, airport car parking, and flights to and from Detroit Metro Airport.
Wayne County Airport Detroit Terminal Information
Each terminal at Detroit Metro Airport serves several airlines and many destinations. All terminals at the airport feature restaurants, shops, ATMs, and currency exchanges.
Edward H McNamara Terminal / Northwest WorldGateway
Since it opened in 2002, the modern and well-designed Edward H McNamara Terminal / Northwest WorldGateway has won much praise. The terminal is a large building with three concourses, A, B, and C, and contains gates 1-97. An express tram service runs practically the whole of the mile-long length of Concourse A. Concourses B and C are smaller. As well as the tram service, extra wide moving walkways help passengers move from one place to another within the building. It has a variety of restaurants, bars, newsstands, vending machines, and shops. Currency exchange services and ATMs are also available.
The terminal serves major airlines such as Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Northwest Airlines, KLM, and Royal Jordanian, and commuter airlines such as ASA, Comair, Continental Express, Mesaba Airlines, and Pinnacle Airlines.
LC Smith Terminal
Smith Terminal consists of three concourses, A, B, and C, and over 30 gates and features many restaurants, shops, ATMs, and currency exchange services.
The terminal serves major airlines such as Air Canada, American Airlines, America West Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Independence Air, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways, and commuter airlines such as United Express and US Airways Express.
Michael Berry Terminal
Michael Berry Terminal consists of two levels: the departure level and ground level. Many restaurants, gift shops, and conveniences such as ATMs, currency exchange services, and vending machines are available.
The terminal serves Spirit Airlines (Cancún arrivals only), USA 3000 Airlines, and charter airlines such as Champion Air, TransMeridian Airlines, and USA 3000 Airlines charter service.
Duty Free Americas is located in the Central Link area of McNamara Terminal.
Many gift shops such as DTW Travel Mart, Erwin Pearl, GM Collection, Henry Ford Museum, Michigania, Monarch Gifts, Pangborn Collection, and Terry's Enchanted Garden are located in all three of the terminals at Detroit Metro Airport.
Restaurants and Bars
Many restaurants such as Burger King, Chili's, McDonald's, PizzaPapalis, Rag Top Café, Starbucks, Detroit to Go, American Coney Island, and Wolfgang Puck's, offering casual dining, convenience food, and coffee, are located in all three terminals.
Wireless Internet access is available throughout the McNamara Terminal.
Currency Exchange and ATMs
Foreign Exchange Desks
Foreign currency exchange facilities are located at the Central Link and international arrivals level of McNamara Terminal, at the ticket lobby next to Southwest Airlines ticket counter in Smith Terminal, and at the ticket lobby of the Berry Terminal.
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)
In the McNamara Terminal, ATMs are located at gate A8, between gate A20 and A24, between gate A28 and A34, between gate A34 and A36, between gate A44 and A50, between gate A54 and A56, between gate A60 and A64, at gate A72, and at gate B2.
In Smith Terminal an ATM is located at the ticket lobby, across from American Airlines.
In Berry Terminal an ATM is located at the ticket lobby.
There are approximately 20,000 parking spaces available at Detroit Metro Airport, which include short-term, long-term, and valet parking. Each terminal has parking located at a convenient distance. The white terminal-to-terminal shuttles provide free, continuous shuttle service between all Metro Airport terminals and between the terminals and on-airport parking lots. The red parking shuttles provide free, continuous shuttle service from all airport terminals to on-airport parking lots and garages.
A car parking garage with 11,500 spaces is within walking distance of the terminal via a fully enclosed pedestrian bridge on Level 6 and has facilities and tariffs for long-term (daily), short-term (hourly), and valet parking.
The garage has ten levels. FastPay machines are located on Level 6. Paying at these machines enables drivers to use the pre-paid exit lane and so miss the payment queue on exit. Call: +1 800 642 1978 for more information.
Long-term (daily) parking and economy parking are available in the Big Blue Deck, a large garage in front of the Smith Terminal. Short-term parking is available in surface lots across the street. Call: +1 800 642 1978 for more information.
Long-term and economy parking are available in the Yellow Lot. Short-term parking is available in surface lots across the street. Call: +1 800 642 1978 for more information.
Wayne County Airport Detroit Ground Transportation
Taxis and public buses serve Detroit Metro Airport.
White Shuttle - Terminal-to-Terminal Shuttles
Free, continuous shuttle service is provided between all Metro Airport terminals, and between the terminals and on-airport parking lots.
Red Shuttle - Parking Shuttles
Free, continuous shuttle service is provided from all airport terminals to on-airport parking lots and garages.
Public Bus Services
Public buses, known as SMART buses, operate to and from the airport. The bus stop is on the outer roadway (lower level) near the ground transportation offices at Smith Terminal. For a SMART bus schedule call: +1 313 962 5515.
Taxi services and Metro Cars (luxury sedans) operate to and from Detroit Metro Airport. Typical destinations include Ann Arbor, Detroit (downtown), and Farmington / Novi.
Metro Airport Taxis - +1 800 745 5191
Metro Cars - +1 800 456 1701
Wayne County Airport Detroit Airport Security
Increased security measures are in operation at US airports. Information on what passengers are permitted and forbidden to take aboard is available to download from the Transportation Security Administration web site (English version pdf). Information on issues including traveling with children, pets, and transporting special items is available here.
For detailed information on visa requirements, immigration, and customs, contact the consulate that relates to your destination. For official US immigration and customs information, click here. Documentary requirements for travelers entering the US is available here.
Lost and Found
For items left on airplanes, contact the respective air carrier. For Northwest Airlines, call: +1 734 942 4250. If baggage was misplaced in the terminal area or passenger security screening areas, you should call Airport Lost and Found at: +1 734 942 3669.
Wayne County Airport Detroit Extra Facilities
Wayne County Airport Detroit Maps and Directions
Detroit Metro Airport Map
Detroit Area Map
Take exit 15 and drive east along Eureka Road, following the signs to the airport and turning north along John Dingell Drive.
Take exit 198 and follow the signs to the airport.
Longitude:83° 21' 0" W Latitude:42° 13' 10" N
ADDRESS Detroit Metro Airport
LC Smith Terminal - Mezzanine
Number of Terminals: 3
Telephone: 734 247 7678
Fax: 734 942 3793
E-mail: Via the airport's website
Time Zone: GMT - 5 (GMT - 4 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 32km (20 miles) southwest of Detroit
TRANSFER BETWEEN TERMINALS A free shuttle bus service runs between the Berry, Smith and McNamara Terminal buildings.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS The airport can be accessed from two major interstate motorways: the I-94 Middlebelt/Merriman Road, exit 198, which turns into Rogell Drive, and the I-275 Eureka Road, exit 15.
CAR PARKING There are several car parks offering hourly, daily and long-term parking. A free shuttle service is available between all terminals and car parks, stopping at the first level of the Big Blue Deck long-term car park and at pick-up points in the surface car parks. Valet parking is available. For parking availability and information, call the parking hotline (tel: 800 642 1978 toll free).
CAR HIRE Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National are located on site, while Thrifty is located just outside the airport.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Road: Taxi: Taxis are available from Metro Airport Taxis (tel: 800 745 5191 toll free). Limousines: Limousines are available from Metro Cars (tel: 800 456 1701 toll free). Bus: SMART buses run services to central Detroit from the outer roadway (lower level) outside Smith Terminal, near the ground transportation offices.
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS Staff in green waistcoats are designated customer service agents who can provide airport, hotel, transport, shopping and local information (tel: 734 247 7678). There are also customer service points situated throughout the terminals.
AIRPORT FACILITIES Money and communications: Bureaux de change and ATMs can be found in all three terminals. Wireless Internet is available in the McNamara Terminal. Eating and drinking: The McNamara Terminal has a wide selection of bars, cafés, fast-food outlets and restaurants; the Smith and Berry terminals have a smaller selection. Shopping: There are numerous shops at the airport, including duty-free outlets. Luggage: There are lost property services in the McNamara Terminal (tel: 734 247 3300) and in the Smith and Berry Terminals (tel: 734 942 3669). Other facilities: These include baby-change facilities and children’s play areas.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport (tel: 734 942 6500) offers a fully equipped business centre, 26 meeting rooms and two board rooms, and a ballroom, accommodating up to 1,000 delegates. The Detroit Airport Marriott (tel: 734 729 7555), located just beyond the Smith Terminal, offers conference and banquet facilities.
DISABLED FACILITIES Reserved disabled car parking spaces are available in the airport’s car parks. Shuttles are wheelchair-accessible. Disabled passengers are advised to call AMPCO parking services in advance for further instructions (tel: 800 642 1978). Wheelchairs and assistance from airlines are available on request; passengers should contact airlines prior to travel for further help.
AIRPORT HOTELS The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport (tel: 734 942 6500) is located at the airport, near the McNamara Terminal. The Detroit Airport Marriott (tel: 734 729 7555) is situated 1km (0.5 mile) from the airport. Hotels close by include the Courtyard Detroit Metro Airport Romulus (tel: 734 721 3200), Doubletree Metro Airport (tel: 734 467 8000), Days Inn at Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus (tel: 734 946 4300) and the Fairfield Inn (tel: 734 728 2322) amongst others. The airport’s website has a complete listing of nearby hotels.