Bus Transfers To and From Detroit Metro Airport

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Buses from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport with Bus Routes and Times

Before leaving Detroit Metro Airport, please make sure to collect your entire luggage from the baggage claim area of the arriving terminal. Transfer options available at the airport include rental cars, taxis and public transportation buses.

On-Airport Shuttles at Detroit Metro Airport

The airport supplies complimentary shuttle between the two airport terminals, as well as between the terminals and the Green Lots parking areas.

Rental Car Shuttles at Detroit Metro Airport

Complimentary shuttles run between the airport terminals’ Ground Transportation Centers and the Rental Car Campus located at the northeast corner of the airport. See all the available car rental companies at Detroit Metro Airport.

Buses at DTW Airport

Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) provides public transportation between Detroit and Detroit Metro Airport as well as some suburbs.

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AirRide) also provides public transportation between the airport and Ann Arbor.

To find the bus stops after arriving at the airport, please follow the signage for Municipal Transportation/Regular Scheduled Bus Service.

The bus stop at McNamara Terminal is located on Departures/Ticketing Level near Door #1.

The bus stop at North Terminal is located in the Ground Transportation Center.

SMART Route 125 Fort St – Eureka Rd

Buses stop at both terminals with arrivals and departures from early morning to late evening with a frequency of approximately every 30-45 minutes during weekdays and Saturdays with fewer departures beginning later and ending earlier during Sundays.

SMART Route 280 Western Wayne Crosstown (Middle Belt South)

Buses stop only at the Northern Terminal with a frequency of one departure every hour from early morning to midnight on weekdays and Saturdays, and with a later first departure and earlier last departure during Sundays.

SMART Route 261 Fast Michigan

This is a fast route which means it is a high-frequency service with limited stops. It connects the airport with Downtown Detroit and the suburbs. It stops at both terminals with a frequency of approximately once an hour from early morning to late evening during the weekdays and Saturdays with a later start in the mornings and earlier last departure in the evenings during Sundays.

The fare for an adult is $2.00. It is possible to purchase the ticket onboard the bus through the farebox ad through the Dart Mobile app. The fareboxes accept coins and bills up to and included $10. Exact change is recommended for the farebox for those who are not planning another ride on a fixed SMART route in the future as change only comes in the form of a change card and not in cash.

There are reduced fares available for youth (ages 6-18), older adults (65+ years) as well as people with disabilities. There is also a variety of Day Passes, Value Passes and Hourly Passes available for those who are planning to do more traveling with SMART during their stay in Detroit.

For more information, routes and schedules, please visit SMART’s website.


AirRide buses serve both the North Terminal and the McNamara Terminal.

For more information, please visit their website.

Hotel Shuttles at Detroit Metro Airport

Some hotels offer an airport shuttle service to their guests. These transfers are arranged by the traveler or their representative directly with the hotel. These transfers may be either complimentary or at an additional charge. Check with the hotel in question if they offer this service. See a selection of hotels near Detroit Metro Airport.

Greyhound Buses in Detroit

The Detroit Greyhound station is located on 1001 Howard St, an approximate 15 minute walk from downtown Detroit.