Let's get to the bottom of the Detroit Airport Parking mystery! We have clear and easy to understand parking options for all of your traveling needs. Airport terminal parking, off-site parking and park-and-stay parking is covered. Plan and book prior to your trip to reduce stress!
Follow the signs to your specific rental car provider's return lot. Our example is Avis.
Once you have parked, be sure to leave the keys in your rental car! Sounds silly, but out of habit I tend to pocket them.
Board the shuttle that drives around the lots and tell the driver which airlines you are flying with...Sprint, Delta, etc and they will deliver you to the correct terminal. Stash your luggage on the pictured racks in the shuttle bus. Once you arrive at the terminal, proceed to the baggage check in location.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) has two terminals: McNamara and North.
Delta and its SkyTeam partners Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operate from McNamara Terminal, while all other airlines operate from the North Terminal.
Using the info below:
Park in McNamara Terminal if you are flying with:
The McNamara Terminal Parking garage is connected by a covered pedestrian walkway to the McNamara Terminal. Cost is around $23 per day at the time of this writing. EV charging is located on level 8.
Convenient Low Cost Parking at Options at Detroit Airport. These can be as much half as price of Garage Parking at the terminal.
McNamara Terminal Parking Garage Address: 295 Lucas Drive, Detroit, MI 48242
Park in North Terminal (in the Big Blue Deck) if you are flying with:
If you are flying with Spirit and those listed above, the North Terminal Parking (The Big Blue Deck) is where you will park. This is a covered parking garage. Upon arriving at the garage, take a ticket and immediately put it in your purse or wallet.
After locking your vehicle, take the elevator to Level 4 and walk across the enclosed pedestrian bridge to the North Terminal.
Big Blue Deck Address (North Terminal Parking): 1 Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, MI 48242.
I ALWAYS take a photo of the level that I'm on so I can find my car when I return (see photos above).
So for example, I was parked on level 5 and I took the elevator down one level to level 4 which is the walkway to the terminal.
Detroit Airport Parking is MUCH easier if you document your progress with photos. I even took a photo in front of the elevator pointing in the direction of my car. You might laugh and think it's overkill, but you will thank yourself later for the extra steps because it triggers your memory when you return.
YEY! Be proud!! You are almost there! OK....So, if you are checking bags, head to your airline counter and check your bags. If you haven't checked in and received your ticket already, do so now. Then proceed to the TSA checkpoint. Be prepared to remove your shoes, laptop, ipad and jacket. Have your ticket and ID ready.
After passing through TSA, check your ticket for your gate number. Be sure to head there first to check the monitor and make sure your gate hasn't changed.
SPIRIT PASSENGERS: Be sure to check your email upon arriving at the airport for any last minute gate changes. Mine changed both ways.
Detroit Metro Airport Office: 2500 World Gateway Place, Detroit, 48242. 734-247-7678
We have fantastic Park and Stay options that we are thrilled to share with you. It's a great option if you are driving your own vehicle and will be gone a week or so.
Interested in Off-Site Detroit parking options? We have a TON listed here with a new personal recommendation from our last trip!
I've compiled a travel packing checklist that may help you to not forget anything while packing for an upcoming trip. I use this list if I have to pack quickly.
But really, as long as you have your essentials-contacts, glasses and medications you can buy anything you forgot. Remembering that took a lot of pressure off while packing!
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