Transportation and Location

Detroit is uniquely positioned to offer businesses easy access to strategic transportation infrastructure.  

We offer immediate access to Canada, via bridge and tunnel, we are home to Michigan?s largest port, the Port of Detroit, and have one of the largest foreign trade zones in the United States. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the state?s largest international airport, is within a 30-minute drive from downtown.

Easy access to Interstate 94, I-75, I-275, I-96 and I-696 provides Detroit with the superior highway infrastructure to quickly reach markets. I-94 extends from Montreal, Canada to Mexico City, Mexico and I-75 stretches from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the tip of southern Florida.




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Major 2 or 4 Lane Highways Linking the Areas

Distance in Miles to the Five Nearest Metro Areas

Metro Area

Miles (Source: Google Maps, 2009)


4 hours 30 mins


2 hours 50 mins


4 hours 50 mins


4 hours 5 mins


4 hours 30 mins


5 hours

Major Roadways


I-75: extends north from Florida to northern Michigan


I-94: extends west from Port Huron to Montana

I-96: extends northwest from downtown Detroit to Grand Rapids and Muskegon

Public Transportation


Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT)

Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART)


Detroit People Mover