Detroit Charter Buses

A center of culture and music, Detroit has a rich history and a wealth of new developments and attractions, combining contemporary sensibilities with historic charm. The most populous city in Michigan, the Detroit region is home to over 5 million people, known worldwide as a center for America’s automobile industry, alternately known as “the Motor City” or “Motown.” Detroit’s climate is subject to rapid changes in varied weather, with cold winters and short, hot summers with thunderstorms.

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Detroit has a variety of districts, including Downtown, the main business district, with many parks, theaters, and most of the city’s main attractions; Midtown-New Center, with the majority of the museums and galleries, as well as historical architecture; and the Southwest Side, known for its ethnic flavor and cuisine as well as historical sites like Fort Wayne and Michigan Central Station.

Transportation in and Around Detroit

Travelers coming to Detroit by air will most likely arrive via Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), about twenty minutes west of Detroit itself. Detroit Metro is a Delta hub, with direct flights to and from cities like Seattle, Seoul and Sao Paulo. The McNamara terminal primarily serves Delta and Air France, while the North Terminal serves other airlines such as American, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, Southwest, United, and US Airways. A light rail system at the airport can shuttle travelers around the McNamara terminal, and another shuttle moves between the McNamara and North terminals. Getting to downtown Detroit will likely involve renting a car, taking a taxi, or chartering a bus from companies like Metropolitan Shuttle. Be advised that many taxi and airport shuttle services are operated by reservation.

Visitors may also arrive via Greyhound from Chicago or Toronto or Megabus via Chicago, Cleveland, Toledo and Pittsburgh. By train, Amtrak’s Wolverine Service to and from Chicago serves Detroit at the New Center terminal. Visitors coming into Detroit from Canada may pass over via the Ambassador Bridge or the famous Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

Traveling outside of Detroit’s downtown area, or even inside it, will most likely require a car, as the city is spread out over a large area. Detroit has a bus system operated by the Detroit Department of Transportation, and a people mover / elevated rail that runs through the downtown area, but a car or shuttle bus is still advised for most travel inside the city. As with many major metropolitan areas, traffic can often be challenging during rush hours. The most chronically congested freeways in the Detroit area include I-75, I-696, and I-94. The downtown business district can be quite confusing to unfamiliar drivers, with many one-way streets and a wheel-and-spoke layout from the city’s early days.

Colleges & Universities

Wayne State University
42 W. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 577-2424

Wayne State University

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres; its six extension centers offer higher education to students throughout Southeast Michigan.

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Excellent graduate programs, especially in Library and Information Science. Good professors and tuition is more reasonable in comparison to some other colleges in Michigan. WSU is known as a research university for good reason.

Sacred Heart Major Seminary
2701 Chicago Boulevard   Detroit, MI 48206
 (313) 883-8500

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Sacred Heart has been forming priests for the Archdiocese of Detroit since 1919, and today for dioceses throughout Michigan and the United States—and even the world, in nations such as Poland, Cameroon, Brazil and China. It became a major seminary in 1988, when a Graduate School of Theology was added to its College of Liberal Arts.

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Conference and Convention Venues

Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 877-8777

Cobo Center

Cobo Center is a Detroit People Mover station in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is located inside the Cobo Hall on the third floor near Congress Street.

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Went there for technology conference. Nicely laid out building, easy to get around in. Great for big conferences.

Museums and Culture

Detroit Historical Society
5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 833-7935

Detroit Historical Society

Since its founding in 1921, the Detroit Historical Society has been dedicated to ensuring that the history of our region is preserved so that current and future generations of metro Detroiters can better understand the people, places and events that helped shape our lives.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-6622

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is to present art at the forefront of contemporary culture. As a non-collecting institution, MOCAD is responsive to the cultural content of our time, fueling crucial dialogue, collaboration, and public engagement.

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Good experience and saw a different side of art.

Motown Museum
2648 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208
313.875.2264

Motown Museum

The Motown Museum, which was founded by Esther Gordy Edwards in 1985, is one of Southeast Michigan’s most popular tourist destinations. Visitors come from across America and throughout the world to stand in Studio A, where their favorite artists and groups recorded much-loved music, and to view the restored upper flat where Berry Gordy, Jr. lived with his young family during the company’s earliest days.

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Fantastic tour! Educational, fun and exciting to be so intimate w music history. An inspirational visit for any entrepreneur or has built their own thing.

Detroit Children’s Museum
6134 2nd Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-8100

Detroit Children’s Museum

A partnership between Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Science Center, the Children’s Museum, has long been one of Detroit’s cultural gems. Now portion of the Detroit Science Center experience, the Children’s Museum includes a number of more than 100,000artifacts ranging from dinosaur bones to dioramas, masks, costumes and dolls from around the world, a comprehensive group of rocks, fossils and crystals, and more; plus a “touch the stars” planetarium; and hands on art and activity stations, the museum will provide visitors a unique look at world cultures, art, history and science.

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My little brothers absolutely adored this museum ! they were talking about all the things that they learned the entire way home! I’m so glad its reopened it also boasts the little planetarium for the kids too ! “best fieldtrip they’ve evere had!”

Michigan Science Center
5020 John R Street Detroit, MI 48202
313.577.8400

Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is a unique, fun and dynamic hands-on museum, offering programs that inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, dynamic learning environment.

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Family fun day Sunday! Great place to take your kids very educational and there is something there for everyone.

Music and Theater

Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway Street Detroit, MI 48226
3139613500

Detroit Opera House

Michigan Opera Theater is the premiere multi-disciplined producer and presenter for opera, musical theater, and dance in the Great Lakes Region.

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I went to go and see Wicked this past weekend and it was a great experience. The people were so nice. Also, there were some people that paid for our parking, to spread holiday cheer. That was so nice.

Music Hall
350 Madison Detroit, Michigan 48226
(313) 887-8500

Music Hall

The Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,731-seat theater located in the city's entertainment district at 350 Madison Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It was built in 1928 as the Wilson Theater, designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1976, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The Music Hall Center is also home to the 100 seat Jazz Cafe and the 3 Fifty Terrace on the rooftop.

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I really like the seating here its comfortable for me the show is good the theater employees are pretty nice its been good for me each time l come to enjoy a show

The Majestic Detroit
4120 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-9700

The Majestic Detroit

Sprawling complex houses 2 music venues, cafe & pizzeria plus the country's oldest bowling center.

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The Majestic BUILDING, is amazing. The artist I went to see was also amazing.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
3711 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201
313.576.5111

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Detroit, Michigan. Its main performance center is Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood.

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Pretty much going to echo a lot of what has already been said – The DSO is world class. The performances are always outstanding, the historic building his breathtaking, and the service is warm and professional.

The MCTOS Redford Theatre
17360 Lahser Road Detroit, MI 48219
(313) 537-2560

The MCTOS Redford Theatre

This ornate, veteran performance space with a working pipe organ hosts classic films & stage plays.

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I love this place. It is BEAUTIFULLY restored, all by donations. I only found out about it a few years ago but I make sure to come out every few months, if not more often. It’s always fun – people dress up, or sing along, etc.

Sports Teams

Detroit Red Wings
600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI 48226
313.471.7444

Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wingsare a professional ice hockey team based inDetroit, Michigan. They are members of theAtlantic Division of theEastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL), and are one of the Original Sixteams of the NHL, along with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Boston Bruinsand Chicago Blackhawks.

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Had a lot of fun. Great team

Detroit Lions
2000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 262-2000

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are a professionalAmerican footballteam based in Detroit,Michigan. They are members of the North Division of theNational Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field inDowntown Detroit.

Detroit Pistons
6 Championship Drive
(248) 377-0100

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are an American professionalbasketball team based inAuburn Hills, Michigan, asuburb of Metro Detroit. The Pistons are members of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA); the team's home arena is The Palace of Auburn Hills. In 1941, the team was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the Fort Wayne (Zollner) Pistons, a member of the National Basketball League (NBL).

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“The bus trip was perfect. I received many comments from the attendees about how convenient the service was for our trip. I believe during our future Yankees excursions we will use your service and keep you in mind for others. Thanks!!”

Columbia University Business School

“When the Department tasked your company to come up with drivers, vans & buses to support the G20 summit on such short notice, you not only met that challenge, but were resourceful in getting us photos and bio data needed to meet the security requirements. (We have a total of 44 drivers) with only 8 DOS drivers as well as all the vehicles needed – this is indeed an accomplishment!”

G20 Summit

“I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for the great service you gave the St. David Show Choir during our recent visit to California. The buses were always nice and prompt and the bus drivers were very courteous, We hope to use your company on future visits. Thank you again.”

St. David Arizona Show Choir

“Thank you for all of your help during the past few weeks. We couldn’t have made it through L.A. Screenings … without you!”

Sony Pictures Television International

“Thank you for your kind assistance to the Office of Homeland Security. It was a pleasure working with you.”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“I am an attorney and the coordinator for a golf trip for our firm’s clients in Birmingham.  I was recently left in a bind with another transportation company at the last minute.  I called Metropolitan and reached Nevin.  He immediately took care of me and rectified the situation – he responded to everything quickly, got everything I needed arranged, and had a great personality while doing it.  I just wanted to drop a note since customer service can be such unrewarding work as I feel that people are quicker to point out the negatives rather than the positives in this business.  Nevin did a job well done.”

Hennessy & Roach, P.C.

“Thank you, thus far, for your shuttle services from Morehouse School of Medicine to Grady Memorial Hospital. We have received numerous of compliments of vehicles as well as time efficiency. I kindly request for shuttle driver, Isaac, to frequently transport us to our locations. He is a careful and professional driver with extensive knowledge of the downtown Atlanta area as well as familiar with our time schedule and route. Again, thank you for your services.”

Morehouse School of Medicine

“Everything went off without a hitch. Your limos and buses were perfect, and very accommodating given the flexibility we needed with the rain. By all means, I won’t hesitate to call you for anything we need or refer my friends for anything they may need in the future.”

Private event

“Things went superbly; words cannot describe how amazing things went. This was my first year to act as Social Chair and put large groups like this and then move them for a night of fun. But ya’ll helped so much with finding the extra buses I needed in such a small time, I didn’t think it could be done but ya’ll proved me wrong. Andy kept me updated and helped out more than was necessary and was right on top of everything. He helped me understand what would be needed and expected and I hope that everything on our side went well. The service was great; the bus drivers introduced themselves, gave me cell phone numbers, and were very friendly to everyone that rode. Then we were off and everything ran smoothly. I cannot stress how grateful I am and how amazing the buses were, everything went better than planned. Thank you so much for the service and you went above and beyond our standards, you have a great company and we will definitely use you in the future… maybe with a little more time to spare (haha). Thank you again and if there was anything that [you] were concerned about on our part, please let me know so I can make changes in the future.”

Oklahoma State University

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support in coordinating the bus transportation for our employee meetings… As I mentioned to you when I first contacted Metropolitan, the drivers were late the last two years but this year, thanks to you, your driver Eric was at the facility earlier than the designated time. Because of this, our employees arrived at our main plant in a timely manner and the meetings started very promptly.”

Palladon Iron Corporation

“I wanted to thank and compliment you, your company, and most of all, your driver. Your response to our request for a quote was fast and efficient. You showed both courteous and professional service. We had already had scheduled and paid for our trip with another bus service when they cancelled three days prior to our service date. You got us back “on track” within hours of that cancellations at a competitive price. Your driver was exceptional. He was dressed in a well pressed suit, courteous beyond belief, and a excellent and safe driver. You have won all our future business.”

Hinsdale Cub Scouts

“I really appreciate the fact that you understood my concern about the driver being on-time. I was really worried that 2008 would be a repeat of 2006 and 2007 but thanks to you, everything went smoothly. I can assure you that I’ll call Metropolitan again in 2009. Thank you again for your outstanding work on this request. I enjoy working with people who pay attention to details and who make it a point to provide good customer service. You scored very high on both counts! Have a great day.”

Trojan Battery

“It was awesome. Our driver was exceptional and our bus exceeded expectations. Thanks for all your assistance and we will use you again in the future.”

Glazier Foods

“Your professionalism is greatly appreciated. It’s always a pleasure to work with  Metropolitan Shuttle!”

Mercury Marketing Resources, Inc.

“Thank you for the good service provided by Yvan last Saturday in NY. On time, friendly, clean bus…we shall surely recommend your company to others as the occasion arises.”

Hon. Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Illinois & Indiana

I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with our event this past weekend. The drivers were prompt and courteous and I received more than 1 compliment about them from the graduates, especially Glenn, whom the riders found very amusing.

They were fantastic at communicating with me and making sure that we were all on the same page and I am looking forwarding to booking your company for my next event.

Red Lion-Concordia University

“We had a wonderful time this weekend and it couldn’t have happened without great transportation. I had no references and got your co. from a Google Search and we were very pleased. The driver was early, the bus was nice and clean and Danny our driver was very good and personable. Based on my experience I would use Metropolitan again and recommend to my friends.”

Spread the Word Ministries

“I didn’t want the week to end without getting I touch with you to let you know in writing how satisfied we were with everything from beginning to end… your professionalism, our changes and your willingness to accommodate them. The bus was beautiful.  Mr. Thomas, our driver was fantastic.  A total professional.  Everyone raved about how wonderful he was.  How well he managed the high volume of traffic in Manhattan on the day of our trip.  He got our group here from NY to PA happy, safe and in good time… We are planning our next event and are looking at the logistics involved of shuttling guests every hour on the hour for a 24-hour period from the NJ transit station to our next locale.  We are keeping Metropolitan Shuttle at the top of our list for all our future transportation needs.”

The Shuttah Group

The service provided was excellent. We did not have any complaints with Bus that was provided or the drivers. There was a very high level of professionalism being exemplified by the office team (Chanel) and the drivers. I would highly recommend Metropolitan Shuttle to other clients. The level of service deserves 5 stars. Thanks again!

MHI Inc.