Bus Charters & Shuttle Services in Detroit
We’ve collected a list of all the charters and shuttle services to get you around Detroit.
Bus Parking for April 28, 2018
On Saturday, April 28, FIRST is encouraging attendees to walk or catch the People Mover to Ford Field. If you are planning to go to Ford Field by bus, there will be designated parking areas. On the linked map below, the highlighted green and yellow zones are designated for limited bus parking. Attendees can walk from their buses to Ford Field.
Parking at Cobo Center
Cobo has 2,191 parking spaces available for a fee on a first come, first serve basis at the Cobo Roof Deck, Washington Blvd. garage, and in the Congress Street garage.
Visitor pick up and drop off is situated off of Atwater St. near the Cobo Center riverfront entrances.
Detroit Metro Airport has two main terminals, McNamara and North. Extra-wide moving walkways, shuttles between terminals, two indoor, 200-passenger trams that transport guests within the McNamara Terminal and an on-site luxury Westin hotel round out the airport’s many services.
Shuttle service to and from Detroit Metro Airport.
Hours of Operation
5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., 7 days a week
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Parking in Downtown Detroit
Here are a few resources that list publicly available parking lots, parking garages and additional information about on-street parking. Some listed provide online apps to help get you parked and on your way as quick as possible.
The Detroit People Mover, an elevated and automated light-rail system, can help you get around downtown quickly, easily and safely. The 2.9-mile looped system has 13 stations, with automatic stops at key downtown locations.
The Grand Circus Park station is the official FIRST Robotics exit station. It is within walking distance of Ford Field. You can also get off at Broadway, Cadillac Center, and Greektown to easily walk to Ford Field. There is a People Mover station located within Cobo Center.
Special Hours of Operation during FIRST Robotics
4/25: 5:30 a.m.-midnight
4/26: 5:30 a.m.-midnight
4/27: 5:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
4/28: 5:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Normal Hours of Operation
6:30 a.m.-midnight weekdays, with an extension to 2 a.m. on Friday. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. Noon-midnight Sunday.
Cost: one-way fare is just $0.75.
Paying Fare to Ride
With a People Mover Fast Pass, place the pass in your right hand (with the black stripe facing you) and walk up to the fare gate. Swipe the pass forward as if you’re pushing it through. Once the gate says “Thank You”, you are free to walk through. Passes can only be swiped through a station fare gate one time in a 15-minute interval. Once it has accepted your fare at that station, it will not register again at that location for the above period. You can, however, use the pass at any other station.
A 3.3-mile circulating streetcar running along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard in downtown Detroit. The streetcar route has 20 stations serving 12 locations.
7520 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 48202
Average Driving Distances to Downtown Detroit (miles)
Rates vary depending on wait times, traffic and the number of people traveling.
Uber from Detroit Metro Airport to:
COBO CENTER: $30*
FORD FIELD: $30*
ALLEN PARK: $20*
*Prices collected from Uber.
Taxi from Detroit Metro Airport to:
COBO CENTER: $45*
MOUNT CLEMENS: $79*
*2017 Detroit Metro Airport Transportation