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Parking and Transportation

Parking on Campus

Very little parking is available for student use and students are strongly advised not to bring cars to campus. Each year, a limited number of spaces are allocated for graduate student use. The parking office (734.764.8291) has a number of different permits available for graduate students (including law students). Students can stop by the parking office, located at 523 South Division, and purchase parking stickers, which go into effect July 1 and are valid until June 30 the following year. For more detailed information and other options, please visit the Logistics, Parking, and Transportation Services website.

The AATA Park & Ride offers four off-site parking locations free of chargeā€”no permit required. In order to ride the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority buses for free, students must present their U-M Student Identification card to the bus driver.

For More Information:

U-M Logistics, Parking, and Transportation Services
Parking Services Central Campus Map (PDF)
Construction, Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Flow, Central Campus
Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority

Getting Here by Air

Detroit Metropolitan Airport is only 25 miles east of Ann Arbor. Major hubs include Northwest, Delta, and US Air.

Other airport options include Bishop International Airport in Flint, MI (FNT), about 50 miles north, or Toledo Express Airport in Toledo, OH (TOL), approximately 45 miles south; while both airports would necessitate a rental car or longer cab ride, airfare prices are sometimes more affordable, depending on the originating city.

Several companies offer transportation between Ann Arbor and Metro Airport; most require reservations. View a list of airport transportation options.

The average taxi rate is $45.00 from downtown Ann Arbor to DTW.

Getting Here by Train
An Amtrak station is located in Ann Arbor, with regular train service nationwide. The station and ticket office is located at Depot and Carey Streets, 734.994.4906, or call 800.USA.RAIL.

Getting Here and getting around by Bus

Nationwide bus service is available from Greyhound Bus Lines, 734.662.5511. Local bus service is provided by the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, 734.996.0400, and by the University Bus System, 734.764.3427. Both AATA and the University Bus System are free to students when they show their U-M Student ID cards.