Most international travelers arrive by air, while American tourists tend to come via train, bus, or car.
The Detroit Metropolitan–Wayne County Airport (DTW) (734/247-7678 or 800/642-1978, www.metroairport.com ) spreads out over some 6,000 acres, 21 miles south of the city in Romulus, just off I-94 and Merriman Road. With 17 airlines, including 6 foreign, Detroit Metro offers service to more than 160 nonstop destinations. Consult the website for current carriers.
Coach service from downtown hotels to the airport is available by reservation. Typically, a one-way ride costs $41–55. For more information, contact Checker Sedan (800/351-5466, www.checkercab-det.com ) or Metro Airport Taxi (800/745-5191, www.metroairporttaxi.org ).
Detroit Metro has many car rental services, some on-site, others off-site but accessible via a dedicated shuttle service. For details, consult Avis (800/331-1212, www.avis.com ), Budget (800/527-0700, www.budget.com ), and Enterprise (800/325-8007, www.enterprise.com ), or peruse the listings on the DTW website.
Amtrak (800/872-7245, www.amtrak.com ) offers convenient daily service to five metro area stops: Dearborn , Detroit , Royal Oak , Birmingham , and Pontiac . The downtown station is located at 11 West Baltimore Avenue in the New Center, while the suburban Dearborn stop is situated at 16121 Michigan Avenue.
Greyhound (1001 Howard St., 313/961-8011 or 800/231-2222, www.greyhound.com ) serves downtown Detroit. Be extra careful at the station—it’s not located in the best part of town. Daytime arrivals and departures are always a good idea.
Many travelers arrive in the Detroit area via car. From Flint or Toledo, take I-75 to downtown Detroit. From Lansing , I-96 heads southeast toward Farmington Hills  and Mexicantown . I-94 is another handy route into the city, whether you’re coming from Ann Arbor  or Port Huron. Several other federal and state highways also make it easy to navigate the Motor City.