Parking in Detroit
To see a map of all your parking and transportation options downtown, view this PDF.
Bus parking will be available at locations in and around the neighborhood of Ford Field. These locations will serve as drop-off and pick-up points for all Mass attendees on each bus. Buses will not be able to approach Ford Field for any drop-off or pick-up. This includes ADA-accessible drop-offs and pick-ups.
Bus parking locations will range in distance from Ford Field, with most buses dropping attendees less than one mile away. Some buses may be staged up to two miles from the venue.
Each bus parking location will have shuttles for use only by attendees with limited mobility and their caretakers. Shuttles will run continuously between each parking lot and designated shuttle drop-off/pick-up locations near Ford Field.
Private vehicles will be permitted close to Ford Field for ADA drop-off and pick-up. More details on the drop-off/pick-up location will be communicated when available. Individuals requiring ADA drop-off and pick-up are encouraged to seek private transportation to and from Ford Field.
Guests who are not physically able to walk the stairs to their assigned seat, may visit an ADA relocation table to switch their seats to the ADA seating areas. ADA relocation tables will be set near the Guest Services booth at Gates A, B, C, E, and G. There will also be an ADA relocation table inside Gate D near section 127 and inside the Gate G Bridge near section 215. Guests needing assistance along with one companion will be relocated to seats in the vicinity of the relocation table on a first come, first serve basis. Early arrival is encouraged for this process as gates open at 2:00 p.m.
Private Vehicle Parking
Attendees arriving in private vehicles may choose from a variety of city and privately owned surface lots, garages or metered street parking. It is estimated that costs for parking will range from $10-$50.
Street/metered parking is enforced by the City of Detroit Municipal Parking Department. The rates and hours vary, so attendees are encouraged to follow all posted signs and notices. Go to ParkDetroit for more information.
Mi Drive is your resource for planning routes with up-to-date road construction information as well as traffic incidents and even road cameras. Get Mi Drive online and on your smartphone or mobile device.
Parking in Downtown Detroit
Here are a few resources that list publicly available parking lots, parking garages and additional information about on-street parking. Some listed provide online apps to help get you parked and on your way as quick as possible.
RefleX: Limited-stop, express RefleX buses run on Gratiot and Woodward Ave. from downtown Detroit to the suburbs seven days a week and will be available on November 18. The 498 RefleX Woodward route runs from Somerset Mall in Troy with stops every mile or two in Birmingham, Royal Oak, Ferndale and Detroit. The Grand Circus Park stop is just a few blocks from Ford Field. A one-way fare is $1.50. The 598 RefleX Gratiot route runs from Mt. Clemens with stops every mile or two in Clinton Twp., Roseville, Eastpointe and Detroit. The Frank Murphy stop at Gratiot and St. Antoine is one block from Ford Field. One-way fare is $2. Fares on all RefleX buses are 50 cents for seniors or the disabled. More information and schedules are available at rtamichigan.org/reflex. Exact change or a prepaid fare card is required.
DDOT: Attendees coming from points within the city of Detroit are encouraged to consider taking DDOT to the Rosa Parks Transit Center or other downtown stops and walking/using the People Mover to get to Ford Field. Standard one-way fares are $1.50. Exact change or a prepaid fare card is required.
SMART: As the beatification will take place on a Saturday, SMART buses will not run to/from downtown Detroit.
The Detroit People Mover
The Detroit People Mover, an elevated and automated light-rail system, can help you get around downtown quickly, easily and safely. The 2.9-mile looped system has 13 stations, with automatic stops at key downtown locations.
Hours of Operation
6:30 a.m.-midnight weekdays, with an extension to 2 a.m. on Friday. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. Noon-midnight Sunday.
Cost: one-way fare is just $0.75.
A 3.3-mile circulating streetcar running along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard in downtown Detroit. The streetcar route has 20 stations serving 12 locations. Tentative opening May 2017.
7520 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 48202
Average Driving Distances to Downtown Detroit (miles)
Rates vary depending on wait times, traffic and the number of people traveling.
From Detroit Metro Airport to:
COBO CENTER: $30*
FORD FIELD: $30*
ALLEN PARK: $20*
*Prices collected from Uber.