Detroit: Need to Know

January 23, 2014 9:05 PM

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Arriving. If you're flying into town, you'll arrive at Detroit Metro Airport (code: DTW), an efficient, modern complex, whose North Terminal was added in 2008. The airport is about a 30-min. drive southwest of downtown Detroit, and nearly the same distance from Ann Arbor. Rent a car from here, or use a private car service such as Metro Car (800-456-1701), which advertises a one-way trip to downtown Detroit for $52; about $72 to the suburb of Royal Oak; and about $58 to Ann Arbor.

Getting Around. Metropolitan Detroit has a limited public transportation system of buses known as DDOT. So you'll need a car, especially to venture beyond Detroit's downtown; it's best to rent one at the airport, but you can also find a rental in town. Generally, you'll want to keep your car in a pa...

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