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Flights to Detroit

There's more than just the motor industry to explore here

Detroit is one of the busiest airport hubs, which means you can connect here to destinations across the US and beyond with our partner Delta Air Lines.

Sticking around for a while? 'The D' is famous for its auto industry but there is more to the largest city on the US-Canada border than that. Beyond business links there is a deep-rooted music culture, a world-class art scene and a raw urban spirit around this gritty city.

Discover Detroit

Detroit Institute of Arts

Visit the 'temple of art' and lose yourself in some of the stunning art work on display. Spanning over 600 thousand square feet, the institute is home to art from around the world including American, European and African American collections and works by Vincent van Gogh and Diego Rivera. Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts website to see what's on.

Motown Historical Museum

If you love an inspirational story, take a trip to West Grand Boulevard in Detroit - home of 'Hitsville', the Motown Museum. You'll find out everything you need to know about the history of Motown music and its creator, Berry Gordy. Motown's mix of gospel and jazz music provided the world with artists including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5. Take a look at the Motown Museum website to find out more.

Detroit dining

Head over to Slows Bar BQ in Corktown for some slow cooked southern-style dining, and a choice of over 50 quality beers on tap. Also worth a visit is the Dime Store, an American bar found on Griswold Street. Order the 'Benny's' eggs benedict for brunch, or there's pork belly, smoked salmon or cheesesteak. For a light bite of Europe, visit Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes (yes, that really is the name), for a sweet and savoury taste of France.

Belle Isle Park

Set out in the middle of the Detroit river, a walk or bike ride through Belle Island's trails and walkways showcases spectacular views of the Detroit skyline. You can even see across to Windsor in Canada. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn, feed the deer at the nature zoo, and visit the Anne Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory and the yacht club.

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you set off, take a look at our Detroit Metropolitan Airport guide. Our flights depart from and arrive into the McNamara Terminal.

Flight duration

The flight time to Detroit from London Heathrow is approximately 7 hours and 20 minutes.

Visa information

Visit our dedicated US visa page, where you'll find lots of useful information on the travel documents you'll need.

Local currency

The currency in Detroit is the US Dollar (USD).

Local transport

Car services are available from the airport without advance reservations; just follow signs to Ground Transportation. The SMART public bus service connects the airport with destinations throughout Southeast Michigan. AirRide provides buses to the Ann Arbor area, with connections to points throughout Washtenaw County.

Electricity

The electricity supply is 120 volts in Detroit. Standard British plugs will need an adapter.