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    Car Hire at Detroit Airport with Auto Europe

    Detroit airport is one of the world’s busiest hubs of transportation with over 1000 flights per day all over the world. The airports first ever flight was recorded in 1930 and officially started passenger flights in 1931 with American Airlines being the first in line to offer this service followed shortly by Pan Am and BOAC. The airport consists of four runways and two cross wind runways, followed by 129 active gates for passengers. There are two terminals at Detroit airport The Mcnamara Terminal and The North Terminal which are rapidly growing year by year serving the general public with state of the art facilities. Nursing rooms have been introduced as well as a new food and beverage facilities. The airport has also provided the general public with free telephone helplines throughout the airport to make your experience a more pleasing one. There is no better way of exploring Detroit with a car hire from Detroit Airport with an ample number of suppliers scattered around the airport from standard vehicles all the way up to SUV and luxurious cars readily available. A car hire from Auto Europe will give you the chance to explore Detroit and its busy bustling environment. Detroit Airport has also the world’s longest terminals stretching an amazing 1 mile. Before booking your next car rental in Detroit, please spend a few minutes reading the comments posted by previous Auto Europe customers in the city on our Detroit car hire reviews page.

    Airport information

    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is a major international airport serving the general public since 1930. The airport has two active terminals and 4 concourses including a terminal which is recorded to be the longest, approximately 1 mile in length. Detroit airport has some of the best facilities available for everyone to utilize including hotels, restaurants and bars. The airport is situated about 20 miles from the city of Detroit and easily accessible by car, bus or train. Detroit airport caters for domestic and international flights on a daily basis and operating airlines from Detroit airport include British Airways, American Airlines, Luthansa, United, and Delta. Porter facilities are also available at request for any elderly or disabled passengers requiring additional support and help whilst at Detroit Airport.

    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
    Official Name: Detroit Metro Airport
    Address: Detroit, MI 48242
    Location: The airport is located 20 miles from the center of Detroit.
    Airlines Operating at Detroit Airport: More than 80 different airlines operate from Detroit Airport between two terminals.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Detroit airport

    Regular shuttles are provided to transport you from the ground level to a nearby car rental campus; car hire at Detroit airport has been made easy for you, you will find some of the world’s leading suppliers in car rental. A free phone is available at all terminals if you have pre booked your rental car and have requested collection from the airport in which case you will have to follow the signs for the collection point. The airport is signed through out making it easier for you to find exactly where you are within the airport and get to where you need to conveniently.

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    Detroit, USA 48242

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    289 B Lucas Drive
    Detroit, USA MI 48242

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    Detroit, USA MI 48242

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    Detroit Airport has two operational terminals, ‘McNamara Terminal’ and ‘North Terminal’ with regular huttles operating between the two terminals every 10-15 minutes daily. The McNamara terminal has a 1 mile terminal length making it one of the world’s longest terminals; the terminals have clearly been marked Concourse 1, Concourse 2 and Concourse 3 to making finding your way around the huge airport easier. Detroit Airport is clearly marked making life easier for customers to find the correct place to be, once you arrive in to the airport you can scan a QR code which will guide you to exactly where you need to be.

    Airport facilities

    As one of the largest airport terminals in the world you can be rest assured there is not a shortage of places to unwind and maybe catch something to eat from while you wait. Anything from fine dining to fast food outlets are all available inside the airport and you will also find complimentary WiFi throughout. Free phones are readily available to use to reserve rentals cars and book hotels for overnight stays. There are numerous other facilities available at Detroit Airport and you can find a shopping center or treat yourself to a spa if you have the time and are not in a rush. If you fancy something a little peaceful get yourself to one of the many lounges scattered around Detroit Airport where you can relax or catch up daily events of work and life.

    How to get to and from Detroit airport

    You can drive into Detroit central in as little as 30 minutes but this could increase if it was busy peak hours. To get to downtown Detroit from the airport is pretty simple, exiting the airport get on to highway 94 which will take you straight to downtown Detroit. For further information on driving in the USA take a look at our driving-guide. The journey is made simple from the airport to downtown Detroit if you rent a car at Detroit airport as the highway is on the exit slip road directly from exiting the airport. You may want to request a satellite navigation system to use in and around Detroit if you are not familiar with the area.

    Parking Tips

    Detroit Airport offers numerous different parking solutions to all customers, be it short stay, long stay or if it is just a quick drop off. You even have the option of pre calling the airport to check on availability and status of parking available for the day. To park your car rental at Detroit airport simply use the short stay parking making life simple and convenient.

    It is best advised to pre check exactly what type of parking you will require before entering the airport as all the parking areas are clearly marked and simple to use for the road users. Valet parking is also available to make life just that little bit more convenient; this service is accessible through-out the airport parking facilities and more information can be obtained from the Detroit Airport parking hotline (800) 642-1978.

    Downtown Detroit has numerous options available for parking your car, short and long term needs are both catered for. For a short term parking solution it is best advised that you park on the designated parking spaces available on the main roads which will cost you $1 per hour. If you require a long term car park and you require a little more time away from your vehicle you can use one of many multi storey car parks available throughout the city. This is a cost effective solution and also a secure way of leaving your car unattended for a lengthy period of time. Always take a note of the name of the street where you are parking your car as there are so many car parks available around this area.

    Useful links

    Detroit Airport Website

    Additional Information about Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
    John D Dingle Dr
    Detroit, USA MI, 48242

    IATA Code: DTW
    ICAO Code: KDTW
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 42.1245
    Longitude: -83.2112

    General Information: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is located 20 miles from downtown Detroit.