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Detroit Connector

Detroit Connector Bus

Detroit Connector Bus

The Detroit Connector provides transportation between Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit in support of curricular, co-curricular, research, service-learning, and other community-engaged opportunities. The Connector also facilitates cultural enrichment, enabling residents of Southeastern Michigan to better utilize the region’s rich arts and scholarly resources. The service is available to U-M faculty, staff, and students, as well as the general public.

 

Riders can make an online reservation any time.

One way:  $6

Round trip:  $12

 

The Detroit Connector is run in partnership with Michigan Flyer. Detroit Connector staff can be reached during regular office hours:

  • Weekdays:  6:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday:  10:00am-5:00pm
  • Holiday hours may vary

If you have questions, email reservations@detroitconnector.com or call (517) 333-0400. Emails are generally responded to within 24 hours.

If you have an emergency, call 911.

If the Connector bus is significantly late or does not arrive, call (517) 333-0400.

 

Schedule

MONDAY – THURSDAY
(34 passenger bus)

Detroit Center
(Depart)
U-M Dearborn
(Westbound)
Central Campus Transit Center
(Ann Arbor)
U-M Dearborn
(Eastbound)
Detroit Center
(Arrive)
7:00 am 7:25 am 8:30 am 9:30 am 10:00 am
11:30 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm
4:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm

FRIDAY
(56 passenger bus)

Detroit Center
(Depart)
U-M Dearborn
(Westbound)
Central Campus Transit Center
(Ann Arbor)
U-M Dearborn
(Eastbound)
Detroit Center
(Arrive)
7:00 am 7:25 am 8:30 am 9:30 am 10:00 am
11:30 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm
4:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
7:30 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm

SATURDAY
(34 passenger bus)

Detroit Center
(Depart)
U-M Dearborn
(Westbound)
Central Campus Transit Center
(Ann Arbor)
U-M Dearborn
(Eastbound)
Detroit Center
(Arrive)
9:00 am* 9:50 am* 10:15 am*
11:30 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm
4:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
7:30 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm

SUNDAY
(34 passenger bus)

Detroit Center
(Depart)
U-M Dearborn
(Westbound)
Central Campus Transit Center
(Ann Arbor)
U-M Dearborn
(Eastbound)
Detroit Center
(Arrive)
4:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
7:30 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm

Parking

  1. Search for and download the “Indian Trails Bus Tracker” from the iTunes App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
  2. Enter the code “flyer,” tap OK.
  3. Tap “Departure” and select your boarding point from the scrolling list (e.g., East Lansing Marriott).
  4. Tap “Destination” and select from the scrolling list (e.g. DTW McNamara Terminal).
  5. Tap “Time” and select your scheduled departure time.
  6. Near the bottom of the screen, select “Trip Status” to see the estimated time of arrival for your bus.
  7. At the bottom of the screen, select “Tap to show map” to see your Michigan Flyer-AirRide bus traveling on the road in real time!
  8. Zoom in on the bus to see it moving along its route.
  9. To return to the home screen, click the Indian Trails logo in the upper left corner.
  10. Tap “Website Link” to visit this site and find out more about Michigan Flyer-AirRide.

Bus Stops

U-M Detroit Center

3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Between Orchestra Place Building & Detroit Symphony Orchestra

(Stop located near the corner of Woodward Ave. & Parsons St. – in the event of road construction, the bus will pick up and drop off behind the DSO parking structure.)


U-M Dearborn

4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128

(Stop located in between the University Center and Mardigian Library buildings off of Richard Dr.)


Central Campus Transit Center (CC Little)

N.Geddes & Church St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

(Located on the north side of street.)


Frequently Asked Questions

WHO CAN RIDE THE DETROIT CONNECTOR?
University of Michigan faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the general public can ride the Detroit Connector.

DOES THE BUS RUN EVERY DAY?
The Connector runs seven days a week, Monday – Sunday; however, holidays and U-M seasonal closures may impact the schedule. Contact reservations@detroitconnector.com with questions about services on holidays and during seasonal closures.

IS THERE A COST TO RIDE THE CONNECTOR?
To best support our ridership base – including expanded times and service days – effective October 1st 2018, a cost of $6.00 is associated with each trip for all riders. The U-M’s Detroit Connector bus service is funded in part by the Office of the Provost. In order to expand the service to a daily operation, a nominal fee was advised and approved by the Provost Office as a way to provide the most expansive coverage to the University community, while also making the University more accessible to the general public. This operation model was created to maintain a successfully sustainable service. Student groups volunteering in Detroit and faculty interested in taking classes to the city can apply for transportation grant funding by contacting Feodies Shipp at dini@umich.edu.

DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION, OR HOW CAN I CHANGE MY RESERVATION?
Riders are encouraged to make reservations online to ensure they have a seat and for quick loading on the bus. If seats are available, riders can walk-up and pay by credit/debit card. It is highly recommended that riders arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time. To change your reservation, call (517) 333-0400 or e-mail reservations@detroitconnector.com

CAN THE BUS BE HELD IF I’M RUNNING LATE?
No. Buses cannot be held at a stop beyond the scheduled departure time under any circumstance. Please remember to arrive at a stop at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

CAN I BRING MY BIKE?
Yes! You may bring your bike as long as there are designated storage spaces on the bus avilable. While we cannot guarantee that space will always be available, we can accommodate up to 8-10 bikes per trip. Bike-sharing services are also available in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit.

Driver log-in

UPCOMING NOT IN SERVICE DATES:

November 22 and 23

December 21 through January 7

March 2 through March 9

The Detroit Connector service is running as scheduled