Transportation Information Center
Washtenaw County is located in Southeastern Lower Michigan. About 40 miles west of Detroit.
You can get here by car, train, plane, or bus, and once you have arrived, you'll find that there
are many ways to get from place to place as well.
Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
"Metro" handles all commercial air passenger traffic into and out of Washtenaw County.
Their excellent web site also contains a list of airlines, gates, ground transportation, hotels, parking,
and much more. DTW is located in Romulus, Michigan, about a half-hour's drive
east of Ann Arbor on I-94. Call 1-800-642-1978 for the DTW 24-hour parking hotline for traffic and parking
Transportation between Metro Airport and all area hotels can be obtained from the
Commuter Transportation Company for a one-way fare of $15.
Call 763-8587 or (800) 488-7433, or visit the ticket office in the basement of the Michigan Union for
reservations. Taxi fare is about $50, depending on the destination.
Ann Arbor Airport is located at 801 Airport Drive, Ann Arbor, just off
South State Street, south of I-94 at exit 177. Call 994-2841.
This general aviation airport offers Charter Service, Flight Instruction,
Tee, hangar and Tiedown Leasing, Aircraft Fuel
and Rental cars. Call 994-2841
Milan Air Service, 19265 Hickory, Milan. 439-7998.
Washtenaw County is easily reachable by limited access highways I-94, US 23, and M-14.
For details, please see
HVCN's Highway map of Washtenaw County and nearby portions of
Automobiles are also the most popular way to go from place to place within the county. This means that there
can be problems finding a parking place in downtown Ann Arbor at times. The City owns a number of
parking lots and parking structures, and some University of Michigan structures are open for parking, too.
Most Cities, Towns and Villages in the county have parking meters for on-street parking in downtown areas.
Road and construction web sites of interest:
The city of Ann Arbor actively works to promote the use bicycles,
both for commuting and for pleasure. On many of city's streets, sidewalks,
and in some parks, there are marked bicycle lanes, marked sidewalk routes,
and bicycle paths. Bicycle related issues fall within the City of Ann Arbor's
Parks and Recreation Department. The bicycle program office can be reached at 971-5471.
By city ordinance, bicycles used in Ann Arbor must be registered.
The fee is $2.50, and licenses are available at City Hall and
at Bicycle stores.
There are local clubs organized for bicycling. Theirs and other bicycling
links can be found in the Recreation Infocenter.
Local Bus Service
AATA runs many regular routes daily in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, and provides almost complete coverage of both cities.
Regular fares are 75 cents. No change is given. Some service is also available to other places in the county.
There are many other transportation services offered by AATA, including special services for the disabled. Please
look at their web site for routes, schedules and other information, or call (734) 996-0400.
The University of Michigan Bus System is a free service available to all students, faculty and staff.
There are routes to North Campus, Medical Campus, Central Campus, and the Athletic Campus.
Please look at their web site for routes, schedules and other information, or call (734) 764-3427.
Intercity Bus Service
Greyhound maintains a terminal at 116 W. Huron Street in downtown Ann Arbor
(phone 662-5511). It is open from 7:45 AM until 6:45 PM except Sundays and Holidays. Bus tickets must be purchased
in advance for departures when the terminal is closed. There is also a terminal in Ypsilanti (phone 482-1350).
Bus Tour Operators
The Ann Arbor Observer City Guide, and
maintain a list of hotels and other places to stay while visiting in Washtenaw County.
From Ann Arbor, Amtrak offers rail service east and west on the main line
between Detroit and Chicago (3 trains daily). Connections are available in Chicago.
Amtrak buses connect to the Toledo where rail service is offered
to the eastern portion of Amtrak's rail system. Amtrak requires reservations.
The Ann Arbor Amtrak terminal is on the north side of town,
at 325 Depot Street.
Hours: 7:00 AM until midnight. Phone 994-4906.
Metered and long-term parking is available.
- Midwest High Speed Rail Association
advocates Midwest Regional fast train proposals.
- All Points Taxi 678-4412
- Amazing Blue Taxi 846-0007 (Ann Arbor)
- Ann Arbor Taxi 214-9999 (Ann Arbor)
- Black & White Cab 483-3944 (Ypsilanti)
- Blue Cab Company 547-2222 (Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti)
- Red Baron Taxi, 730-0730 (Ann Arbor)
- Reliable City Cab 481-0141 (Ypsilanti)
- Veterans Cab 662-4477 (Ann Arbor), 485-7797 (Ypsilanti)
- Yellow Cab 663-3355 (Ann Arbor)
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