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About AirRide – Daily Service to DTW

This public transit service connects Ann Arbor with Detroit Metro Airport. Daily round trips serve downtown Ann Arbor and two locations at each of the two DTW terminals. Frequent trips are provided daily for your quick, convenient and safe ground transportation needs.

Where They Go

TheRide operates public transportation services in the greater Ann Arbor -Ypsilanti area.

Their fixed route service offers buses traveling regular routes at scheduled times. TheRide operates 34 bus routes in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Township, Superior Township, and Ypsilanti Township. Days of operation and service hours vary by route. TheRide buses stop to pick up or drop off passengers at more than 1,500 designated bus stops, located at convenient intervals throughout the system.

In addition to fixed route buses, TheRide offers many other services such as A-Ride (a shared ride paratransit service), vanpoolsexpress routes, and more.

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The AirRide Experience – What To Expect

AirRide is a public transit service that operates between Ann Arbor and Detroit Metropolitan Airport. They work under a public-private partnership between the Ann Arbor Area Transportation (TheRide) and the Michigan Flyer. The bus stop location in Ann Arbor is conveniently located downtown at the Blake Transit Center (BTC).


Our new buses feature deluxe, ergonomic seating and ample leg room; individual aircraft-style climate controls and reading lamps; tinted side windows offering panoramic views plus privacy; 110-volt AC outlets at each seat for powering mobile devices; free WiFi Internet connectivity; flat-screen video monitors; on-board lavatories; enclosed, overhead luggage racks; convenient cup holders; and the largest luggage capacity of any motorcoach available.


Fourth & William Parking Structure Across from Blake Transit Center
328 S. Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Parking in the structure at the corner of Fourth and William St. is currently available for $2 per day for up to two weeks. Parking for longer than two weeks will require payment of the standard rate posted at the parking structure. For directions to the parking structure, please click the map.



Free Power Outlets

Free WiFi

Extra Leg Room

Customer Service

  • Mon – Fri  8 am – 5 pm
  • Sat  8 am – 11 am | Noon – 5 pm
  • Sun  8 am – Noon | 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Trip Planning Information 734-996-0400
  • Business Office 734-973-6500
  • TDD for the hearing Impaired 734-973-6997
  • NightRide 734-528-5432
  • AirRide 734-707-7AIR(7247)

Corporate Headquarters

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
Dawn Gabay Operations Center
2700 S. Industrial Hwy
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Bus Stop

New Blake Transit Center
328 S. Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI

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Does AirRide Have Wifi?

The buses are equipped with Wi-Fi but we advise that you download large files and movies ahead of time. The Wi-Fi service is free of charge so enjoy!

Does AirRide Have Power Outlets? How About USB plugs?

Located throughout the bus are standard 110-volt plug-ins. To make the trip more enjoyable, plug in your laptops, iPods and portable DVD players, and enjoy the ride! With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter.

SectionAre AirRide Seats Comfortable?

AirRide gives passengers amble legroom with economic seating.

Are Meals Or Beverages offered on AirRide Trips?

No, AirRide does not offer eats or drinks on board. But you’re permitted to bring your own snacks and drinks for your trip. Make sure to purchase snacks and drinks ahead of time! Alcohol is not allowed.

How Does AirRide's Boarding Process Work?

AirRide suggests that you arrive 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled departure time. AirRide reservations can be made here, or by calling their number: 734.707.7AIR (7247).  Walk-ons are welcome with exact cash payment at any of the AirRide bus stop locations in Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. However, passengers with advance reservations will have  first seating priority.

How Much Luggage Can I Bring On AirRide?

You’re welcome to bring on carry-on bag, one personal item, and two checked bags with a max weight limit of 50 lbs each at no cost. You may also bring up to two additional checked bags which will be charged $15 per trip.

What Can’t I take In my Luggage on AirRide?

Most carriers don’t allow the transport of any type of weapon. They also do not allow the transport of hazardous materials such as; acids, alcohol, ammunition, combustible liquids, compressed gases, firearms, fireworks, flammable liquids, or the like.

Can I Bring My Pet On AirRide?

Sorry, no animals will be allowed transport on AirBus except a legitimate service animal as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

Can You Rebook a AirRide Trip You’ve Already Booked?

You can makes changes or cancel your current reservation by calling 773-707-7AIR (7247) during their offices. Their same day changes will depend on the availability of their coaches.


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