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Getting To Detroit

PLAN YOUR TRIP

If you want to use an online mapping tool, the address of the McGregor Conference Center is 495 Ferry Mall, Detroit, MI 48202.

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DRIVING FROM THE SOUTH AND THE EAST COAST

Take I-75 North to M-10/The Lodge Freeway North. Exit at Warren/Forest Ave, Exit 3. Stay straight on the Service Drive to the second light (Warren Ave.) and take a right. You will see the university on your left. Find temporary street parking near Warren Ave. and Second Ave. and walk straight North from this intersection to McGregor Conference Center. Get your parking pass there, and you will be directed to the parking structure.

DRIVING FROM THE WEST AND THE AIRPORT

Take I-94 East to the Trumbull Ave. exit. Make a right at the first light (which is Trumbull) and a left at the next light (Warren Ave.). You will see the university on your left past Anthony Wayne Drive. Find temporary street parking near Warren Ave. and Second Ave. and walk straight North from this intersection to McGregor Conference Center. Get your parking pass there, and you will be directed to the parking structure.

DRIVING FROM THE EAST

Take I-94 West to Woodward Ave, Exit 215C. Stay straight on the service drive through a couple lights until you get to Woodward Ave. Make a left on Woodward, and a right on Warren Ave. You will see the university on your right. Find temporary street parking near Warren Ave. and Second Ave. and walk straight North from this intersection to McGregor Conference Center. Get your parking pass there, and you will be directed to the parking structure.

DRIVING FROM THE NORTH

Take I-75 South to Warren Ave., exit 53A. Make a right at the light and follow Warren Ave. down about a mile. You will see the university on your right past Woodward Ave. Find temporary street parking near Warren Ave. and Second Ave. and walk straight North from this intersection to McGregor Conference Center. Get your parking pass there, and you will be directed to the parking structure.

WALKING FROM THE DETROIT AMTRAK STATION

Go South on Woodward to Warren Ave. and make a right. It’s about a mile walk, or you can hop on the 53 bus and take it to Ferry St. The WSU campus will be on your right. Make a right heading west on Ferry street and it will turn into Ferry Mall. Continue to Gullen Mall and you will see McGregor Conference Center on your right.

GETTING IN FROM THE AIRPORT

See the Detroit Metro Airport's Ground Transportation Overview. More info on your options:

TAXI: Taxi service is available through Checker Sedan (800-351-5466) and Metro Airport Taxi (800-745-5191). Your ride should cost about $40-$55.

BUS: Taking the bus from the airport is time consuming. A normal drive from the airport to Wayne State University takes about 25 minutes. A commute using the SMART bus (the only public transportation from the airport to the city) may take you as much as two and a half hours including wait time. The bus only comes about once every hour. You can pick up the SMART bus #125 from either the Smith or the McNamara Terminals of the airport. The airport bus stops are hard to find and there is not good signage so plan on asking for directions. Pay $1.75 and ask for a transfer. From the airport, the 125 goes east towards Detroit. It will take you all the way into downtown Detroit (about an hour). Get off at the Woodward / Larned stop. Woodward is the north/south thoroughfare of the city. The second bus you will take is "The Woodward" DDOT bus #53. You want to head north. You are facing north if the Detroit River and the Renaissance Center (cylindrical skyscraper) are behind you. Get off at Warren Ave (about 2 miles north). Walk west one block to Cass. Make a right, walk approx. 2 1/2 blocks up Ferry Mall, then make a right. McGregor Conference Center will be on your right: 495 Ferry Mall.