Travel and Lodging


A block of rooms have been reserved under the name “UM Astronomy” at The Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor, which is walking distance to the conference location of West Hall. Update: we have given the names of all speakers and participants to the hotel and are working with them directly to make sure everyone has the correct reservations.

Air Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is located 30 miles east of Ann Arbor on I-94. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach campus from the airport. (Other airport options include Bishop International Airport in Flint, MI (FNT), about 50 miles north, or Toledo Express Airport in Toledo, OH (TOL), approximately 45 miles south.)

Airport/Ground Transportation

AirRide Bus Service

AirRide is a bus service that offers 12 round trips daily to Detroit Metro and back. They drop-off and pick-up at the Blake Transit Center, 328 S. Fifth Ave., just a few blocks from the University of Michigan’s Central Campus. The cost is $12 one-way or $22 round-trip if you reserve your ticket in advance. Check the AirRide schedule and make online reservations at

From the Blake Transit Center, there are 2 options to get to The Graduate Hotel.  You can catch a local taxi at the transit center, or you could walk approximately 6 blocks to The Graduate Hotel.

Taxi Service

Several companies offer transportation between Ann Arbor and Metro Airport; most require reservations. The average taxi rate is $45.00 from downtown Ann Arbor to DTW.