Auburn Hills Transportation

It's important to remember that Detroit is built by and for cars and visitors are expected to conform. Handfuls of major highways pass in and out of the city, all named after Ford, Chrysler or some other auto company executive. The good news is that driving in Detroit is fairly easy and parking is a breeze. The same can't be said of catching a bus. D-DOT buses technically serve the city and suburbs, but not even a die-hard Detroiter can testify that these buses actually exist. Service is spotty, at best.

A downtown trolley runs along major downtown streets to and from the Renaissance Center. The People Mover is a quick, easy way around downtown's more pleasant sites on a 5km (3mi) elevated track. A SMART bus service travels to Greenfield Village, the Detroit Zoo and points outside of downtown. Taxis are fairly easy to hail on the street.

Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is the largest airport in the area and it's located in Romulus, about 20 minutes west of the city, at the junction between I-275 and I-94. It is a Northwest hub and features the recently opened McNamara Terminal.

Several interstates converge in downtown Detroit. I-75 North/South runs from Toledo, Ohio up through to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I-94 East/West comes from Chicago, Illinois and continues up to Sarnia. I-96 East/West heads to Lansing, Michigan. I-696 runs along the northern edge of the city, connecting the eastern suburbs to Southfield. All of the interstates have gone through major overhauls in preparation for Detroit hosting the 2006 National Football League Super Bowl XL.

Amtrak station is located at 11 W. Baltimore at the corner of Woodward Ave.