How to Reach Ann Arbor

Since Ann Arbor is close to Detroit Metropolitan Airport and is located at a small distance from the major cities of Michigan, getting into Ann Harbor is a hassle-free affair. With the presence of airport shuttles, public transport like buses and rental cars, getting around Ann Arbor is also quite comfortable.


  • By Plane: The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is just 25 minutes from Ann Arbor. You will easily get a rental car, taxi, or shuttle service from the airport to Ann Arbor. A taxi from the airport to Ann Arbor may cost you around $45 for the one-way trip. Pre-booked shuttle service for the round-trip is also available. Another good way to travel from the airport is to take an AirRide.
  • By Train: Just beyond the Kerrytown District, you will find the Amtrak station. The station is located at a walking distance from the Downtown. The stop for Ann Arbor is on the Wolverine Line that runs between the cities of Chicago and Detroit. Detroit is only an hour’s journey from Ann Arbor by the train while it takes 4.45 hours to reach Ann Arbor from Chicago.
  • By Bus: There are bus services such as Greyhound, Megabus, and Michigan Flyer to Ann Arbor. Greyhound bus station is located downtown, and it takes 1 hour from Detroit to reach there. Megabus arrives and departs from the University of Michigan's State Street Commuter Park. 



Since most of the tourists stay in the downtown Ann Arbor and this is where most of the attractions are located, they choose to explore the city on foot. If you are planning to get a car on rent, keep in mind that you may not find a free parking space. You will have to pay a small fee to park the vehicle. Ann Arbor can also be explored by bus and taxi. Buses by Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) and University of Michigan Buses are available to get around the city. Furthermore, there are a number of 24-hour taxicab companies that make getting around Ann Arbor convenient for the new tourists.