Address: LC Smith Terminal Mezzanine Level, Detroit, MI 48242, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Airport type: Large airport
Wikipedia: Visit airport Wikipedia page
Phone: +1 (1)734 9423550
Fax: +1 (1)734 9423793
IATA code: DTW
Distance from City: 15 miles / 24.1 km S of town
There are a number of options available for travelers who have landed at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The actual airport is one of the largest in the state of Michigan and the entire country. This space has allowed several rental car facilities to be located directly on the airport grounds. Most of the major national car rental companies are represented including at least one location that will rent vans or trucks to customers who are traveling in groups with large amounts of luggage.
All of the rental car agencies that are available at the Detroit Wayne County Airport are located conveniently on a single street. Lucas Drive is located in the northeastern part of the airport just under two miles from the main terminal away from the runways. It is possible to walk from the terminal to the car rental agencies in just over 30 minutes. Alternately, there is a tram inside of the terminals that can bring passengers to the main entrance. From the main entrance it is possible to take a bus to the end of Lucas Drive so that only a short distance has to be covered on foot.
The availability of the different rental cars that are offered by the agencies in the airport fluctuates over the course of each day. Fortunately, there are several companies available so something similar can almost always be found. Most car rental businesses suggest calling ahead to place reservations for a vehicle and then calling again before arriving to check whether that exact model is still available. The different agencies also have different amenities available for the cars including child safety seats, global position systems (GPS) and even options for drivers who have mobility issues.
Not all of the car rental companies are open 24 hours a day even though flights do arrive at Detroit Wayne County Airport at all hours. Some locations close for a short time in the early morning hours while others stay open every hour all week long. It is important to coordinate the hours of the car rental company that is being used with the expected arrival time of a flight.