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Here's What You Need to Know About Group Transportation Options in Detroit
How to get large groups of people from point A to point B is an important job for meeting planners. The task is made simple in Detroit with several transportation providers at your service. From shuttles to vans to motor coaches or limos and luxury sedans, we'll get you where you need to go.
Note: Many providers offer a full range of transportation services, even if listed here under a specific category. See individual listings for more details. This is just a glimpse of Detroit's transportation offerings. For a full list, check out visitdetroit.com.
Share the Ride: Airport Shuttle Services
For an economical shared airport shuttle, try Skoot Detroit, which serves downtown Detroit and Troy hotels and features free onboard Wi-Fi. Airport fare range from $20 to $29.
Arrive in Style: Limousines and Luxury Sedans
Considering a sedan service to get you around town? Typical hourly rates are about $55 for local travel only, most times with a minimum two hour rental.
Call J & B Transport for airport pickup and hourly service in new luxury sedans, SUVs and passenger vans. Download the Metro Cars mobile app for sedan, SUV or limousine reservations within minutes, anytime, anywhere. Aristocat Chauffeured Transportation offers a fleet of vehicles from luxury sedans up to 56 passenger busses.
Your Coach Awaits: Motor Coach Companies
Royal Transportation is a Detroit-based group transportation specialists, with modern, deluxe 25-57 passenger minibuses, mid-buses and motor coaches great for group airport transfers and conventions. Indian Trails is one of Michigan's largest motor coach companies while Trinity Transportation Group provides motor coaches, school busses and vans.
Party on Wheels: Party Bus Rentals
The Detroit Bus Co. is a fleet of custom-painted buses that works well for reunions, ballpark outings, private city tours and more. Detroit Party Coach specializes in party busses for all occasions, from corporate business events to concerts, sporting events or sightseeing tours.
If using a union company is important for your group, both People's Transit and Metro Cars are union transportation providers. If members of your group require special-needs transportation, Wheelchair Getaways of Michigan offers wheelchair-accessible conversion vans and minivans.
Public Transportation Options
For groups staying downtown the Detroit People Mover is a convenient automated light rail system that operates on an elevated track through the downtown business district. The loops has 13 stations, including Cobo Center, the Marriott Renaissance Center, with stops near several other hotels and entertainment destinations. Fares are 75 cents per ride. Convention passes provide unlimited rides on the People Mover for $1.50 per day. The People Mover runs until midnight weekdays and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Detroit's long-anticipated modern streetcar line, the QLine, begins service this spring. The 6.6 mile loop on Woodward Avenue between Congress and West Grand Boulevard connects some of Detroit's largest business, educational, cultural and entertainment destinations, with 20 stations along the route. The bright red and white street cars seat from 125 to 200 people. Fares and hours have not yet been announced.
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By: Michelle Fusco
Photo credit: Aristocat Transportation