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Detroit Airport Parking Guide

DTW Airport Address: Detroit, MI 48242

Traveling through Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport? Whether you’re a first-timer or go there frequently, airport parking is not a joke. In our DTW parking guide, we’ve got you covered in everything from where to park at Detroit Metro, what the cheapest parking deals are, and even some insider tips for having the best time at the Detroit airport.

DTW Airport Parking Lot Options

Airport parking is expensive. There’s no doubt about it. There is a way to find cheap parking at DTW, and it’s the magic of off-site airport parking. Many lots offer overnight parking near Detroit Metro for much lower prices than the airport, and they typically include a complimentary shuttle as well as luggage service. If you’re wondering where to begin sifting through the different lot options, you’re in luck. We’ve done the hard work for you, and we found some of the best deals for parking at Detroit Wayne County below:

Valet Connections: Not only will you have outdoor valet parking at this lot, but there are also car care and car wash services available. The lot has security camera surveillance to ensure the safety of your vehicle. The shuttle service to DTW comes every 15 minutes 24/7 so you’ll never have to wait long for a ride to or from the airport to your car.

Price: from $6.99/day
Distance from airport: 2.7 miles
Address: 27299 Wick Rd, Taylor, Michigan, US 48180

Fast Lane Parking: Your car will be safe behind an exterior fence and security cameras throughout the premise at this uncovered self parking lot. If you want less hassle to think about, you can book care car and car wash services while you’re away. The shuttle service is complimentary and takes you to your terminal at 5-minute intervals, all day.  

Price: from $8.50 /day
Distance from airport: 4.0 miles
Address: 27075 Wick Rd, Taylor, Michigan, US 48180

US Park: This lot is perfect for those who are looking for a simple parking lot, no frills. It’s accessible 24/7 and the free shuttle service to DTW is on demand.

Price: from $11.00/day
Distance from airport: 2.2 miles
Address: 9601 Middlebelt Rd., Romulus, Michigan, US 48174

Park-N-Go: Don’t know if you want to park your car yourself or get dropped off in your own car? Park-N-Go gives you both options, offering both self parking spaces and curbside valet service. Your car will be parked outdoors, protected by an exterior fence. The parking reservation includes luggage assistance and an airport shuttle too!

Price: from $9.00/day
Distance from airport: 2.8 miles
Address: 31555 Wick Road, Romulus, Michigan, US 48174

Qwik Park: This lot is handicap-accessible and available for your parking needs 24/7. Their free airport shuttle operates on demand, so you won’t have to worry about missing the bus. The parking spaces are self parking outdoor spaces.

Price: from $11.00/day
Distance from airport: 2.5 miles
Address: 7782 Merriman Road, Romulus, Michigan, US 48174

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit - Dearborn: The shuttle at this lot runs 12 hours a day, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. They offer luggage assistance as well as the option for uncovered valet or self parking. An exterior fence surrounds the premise and security cameras help ensure the safety. The lot is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to help meet your airport parking needs.

Price: from $5.00/day
Distance from airport: 10 miles
Address: 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, Michigan, US 48228

Hampton Inn Detroit/Belleville: With 24/7 accessibility and uncovered self-parking spaces, this DTW airport parking lot is convenient and efficient. It’s also handicap-accessible. Need a shuttle to the airport? The free shuttle service runs to the airport every hour.

Price: from $6.00/day
Distance from airport: 9 miles
Address: 46280 North Interstate 94 Service Drive, Belleville, Michigan, US 48111

BBG Business Concierge: If you’re looking for a luxurious way to get to the airport, you can park your car here and take the black car service to the airport. It is available 24/7. With car care and car wash services, your car will be pampered and shielded from the elements at this indoor DTW parking lot. 24/7 access, an exterior fence and security cameras ensure the safety of your vehicle as well.

Price: from $25.00/day
Distance from airport: 23.6 miles
Address: 400 Renaissance Center Drive, Detroit, Michigan, US 48243

Parking at DTW (On-Airport)

Parking, especially at airports, can be overwhelming. Finding parking at Detroit Metro shouldn’t have to be a struggle, but you can find information on the different on-airport parking options here. There are three different kinds of parking available at the Detroit Wayne County airport: short-term parking, long-term parking and valet parking. You’ll want to park in the Big Blue Deck for the North Terminal and the McNamara Garage for the McNamara Terminal.  

Short-Term Parking
You can find rates for the DTW McNamara Short Term Parking lot below:
½ hr-$4.00
1 hr -$6.00
1.5 hrs -$7.00
2 hrs -$8.00
Every hour after- $4.00
24-hour max -$36.00
*Flat rate of $36.00 each 24 hours after  

You can find rates for the DTW Big Blue Deck Short Term Parking lot below:
½ hr-$4.00
1 hr -$6.00
1.5 hrs -$7.00
2 hrs -$8.00
Every hour after- $4.00
24-hour max -$36.00
*Flat rate of $36.00 each day after

Long-Term Parking
You can find rates for the DTW McNamara Daily Parking lot below:
½ hr-$4.00
1 hr -$6.00
1.5 hrs -$7.00
2 hrs -$8.00
Every hour after- $4.00
24-hour max -$24.00
*Flat rate of $24.00 each day after

You can find rates for the DTW Big Blue Deck Daily Parking lot below:

½ hr-$4.00
1 hr -$6.00
1.5 hrs -$7.00
2 hrs -$8.00
3 hrs- $12.00
24-hour max -$14.00
*Flat rate of $14.00 each day after

You can find rates for the DTW Green Lots 1 & 2 Parking lot below:
Daily rate-$12.00
*There is a shuttle service that will take you from the Green Lots to the terminals.  

Valet Parking:
You can find rates for the DTW Valet Parking lot below:
2 hrs -$12.00
Every hour after- $4.00
24-hour max -$43.00
*Flat rate of $43.00 each day after

Cell Phone Waiting Lot
Prefer picking up your loved ones curbside but don’t want to circle around the airport countless times before they come out? The two Cell Phone Waiting Lots at the front and back of the airport are perfect for waiting. It’s free as long as your car is occupied!

Charging Stations
There are EV charging stations at both parking lots of Detroit Metro.  You can find them on Level 4 of the Big Blue Deck and Level 8 of the McNamara Garage.

DTW Parking Long Term

If you’re looking to leave your car at the airport while you’re away for an extended period of time, the Green Lots will be the most cost-efficient on-airport parking options. The parking lot is not connected to either Detroit Metro airport terminal, so you’ll have to take one of the free shuttle services to the actual airport terminals. Be sure to factor in transportation time when parking here.

For discounted DTW long term parking, you’ll want to explore off-airport options. These off-airport lots are typically close to the airport and offer free shuttle service to the airport. They cater to short stay and long term parking.

If you’re taking a late night or early morning flight, you might want to consider the ever-popular airport hotel bundle, covered in the next section.

DTW Airport Hotels

Bundle packages

The best way to assure you have enough time to get to the airport is by staying at an airport hotel the night before. This eliminates the majority of driving and traffic on the day of your travels. As more travelers take advantage of off-airport parking rates, airport hotels too have begun to cater those with parking needs. Now many DTW hotels with parking offer bundle packages so you can buy discounted parking and one night’s stay at the hotel. These are sold at a reduced rate and are often cheaper than airport parking on its own. They’re often called “Park Sleep Fly” packages or “Park and Fly” packages.

These package deals are most ideal for traveling families and business travelers. Not only does it provide travelers the opportunity to finish up any last-minute errands, but it also allows them to freshen up and get some rest before a flight. Those coming back on a late flight after a trip may opt to stay at the hotel at the end of their journey to avoid potentially dangerous late-night driving. Most of the airport hotels also include a complimentary shuttle to Detroit Metro airport.

If you want to look at the available Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport hotel options, check out for the full list. A few of the traveler favorite bundles below:

Baymont Inn & Suites Detroit Airport/Romulus: You’ll have all the amenities when staying at the Baymont, from the free Wi-Fi to handy laundry and dry cleaning services. There’s a coffee maker in the room so you can brew a fresh cup of caffeine before hopping on your flight. Their shuttle runs every 30 minutes at all hours, but don’t forget to take advantage of their continental breakfast before you jump on board!

Distance from airport: 2.0 miles
Address: 9000 Wickham Road, Romulus, Michigan, 48174 United States

Comfort Inn Detroit Metro Airport: Whether you have some last-minute projects to work on or a favorite shirt that needs dry cleaning, your needs will be met at this airport hotel. They have a self-service laundry, a business center, and a fitness center. Their continental breakfast will give you the start you need before heading to the airport. The shuttle runs to Detroit Metro every 30 minutes, 24/7.

Distance from airport: 1.0 miles
Address: 31800 Wick Road, Romulus, Michigan, 48174 United States

Days Inn & Suites Detroit Metro Airport: The business center and free Wi-Fi at Days Inn make it easy to catch up on work before a trip out of DTW. Their 24/7 front desk is there to make sure your needs are met, no matter what time you come in or out of the hotel. They even have a complimentary continental breakfast every morning. As an added bonus, you get a 10 percent discount at the on-site restaurant when booking a Park Sleep Fly package. The free shuttle service runs every 30 minutes, day and night, to DTW.

Distance from airport: 0.25 miles
Address: 9501 Middlebelt Rd, Romulus, Michigan, 48174 United States

America’s Best Value Inn: If you want to leave your hotel room for the fresh continental breakfast in the morning, the complimentary breakfast waits for you. If you don’t, you can still utilize the coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator in the comfort of your hotel room. The complimentary USA Today newspapers provided are a perfect read for the free shuttle ride to the airport.

Distance from airport: 1.0  miles
Address: 7600 Merriman Road, Romulus, Michigan, 48174 United States

La Quinta Inn and Suites Detroit-Airport: Less than 2 miles from the Detroit Metro, La Quinta is an excellent option for those who operate at unconventional hours. Their front desk, business center, and fitness center are all open 24/7, perfect to take the edge off of jetlag. They also offer a free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. You can even request a free shuttle to the Detroit airport if you need one.

Distance from airport:  1.9 miles
Address: 30847 Flynn Dr., Romulus, Michigan, 48174 United States

Holiday Inn Express - Detroit Metro Airport: Sometimes you just want to unwind in bed and watch some TV. With free Wi-Fi and a TV in every room, the Holiday Inn Express is the perfect place to relax after a long ride or flight. They provide an exercise room and free continental breakfast every morning. The shuttle service also takes travelers to the airport every 30 minutes.

Distance from airport: 1.0 miles
Address: 7680 Merriman Road, Romulus, Michigan, 48174 United States

Alternative Transportation to DTW

Car Services
Finding a ride to the airport can be a challenge, so it’s no wonder some people opt to call a taxi or request a car service to guarantee they’ll get there on time. These services do add up though, and taking a cab is one of the most expensive ways to get to the airport. If you’re looking to take a taxi from the Detroit Metro airport, you can request a Metro Car or Metro Cab at the Ground Transportation Centers.

Another option is through taking a Lyft or Uber to DTW. Rideshare services are typically cheaper than taxi services to the airport. The pickup location for these rideshare services differ in every airport, and some companies are not permitted to operate within the airport. Uber and Lyft are both allowed to operate at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. You can wait for your Lyft at Level 4 of McNamara Terminal parking garage or at Level 1 of the North Terminal parking garage.

Shuttle Services
One of the most cost-conscious ways to get to and from the airport is by using a shuttle service to the Detroit airport. You can make a shuttle reservation through, a shuttle-aggregating site that pulls up the top options for you to choose from. It utilizes the databases of top shuttle services such as the Blue Van from SuperShuttle. Not only is the shuttle service from DTW airport good for the wallet, but the shuttles are driven by safe professionals trained for their job.  

Public transportation

The SMART bus routes 125, 280, 125 and 261 all stop through the Detroit Metro airport terminals. Routes 125, 280 and 261 all stop at the North Terminal. Route 235 and 261 both stop at the McNamara Terminal.

If you’re looking to get to downtown Ann Arbor, only 20 miles away, you can take the AirRide bus. The bus fare is $15 for a one-way trip without reservation and $12 with a reservation.

DTW Airport Insider Tips

Picking Up At DTW
If you are picking up curbside and have arrived at the airport early, you can take advantage of the Cell Phone Waiting Lot until it’s time to pick up your loved one. If you’re parking, you can see the different hourly parking options in the on-airport parking section of this page.  

Inside DTW
Once you get your boarding pass, you’ll see the letters “EM”  and “N.” These are in reference to the McNamara Terminal and North Terminal, respectively, so you know which terminal you’ll be flying from.  

The Detroit Metro airport terminals offer quite a few interesting ways to pass the time.

There is a Religious Reflection room for meditation and reflection in a quiet environment. Looking for some sleep or a shower? The Westin Hotel is inside the airport and offers travelers a chance to rest while waiting at the airport. A great place to relax for veterans, dependents and active military is the Freedom Center. The Freedom Center is a complimentary lounge in the McNamara Terminal. There’s also an indoor pet relief area for those traveling with service animals.  

Looking for a quick pamper or need to touch up those nails before a wedding? The Be Relax store offers massages and manicures. There are designated Smoking Areas outside of the airport before security.

Do note that while the airport is open 24 hours, the shops close between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Airport Departures and Arrivals:
DTW Airport McNamara Terminal Airlines

Air France
Delta Airlines

DTW Airport North Terminal Airlines
Air Canada
Alaska Airlines
American AirlinesFrontier Airlines
jetBlue Airlines
Royal Jordanian Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
United Airlines

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