Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Detroit.

Experience life as an urban Michigander with a visit to Motor City.

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Visit Detroit.

Deplane at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and get your motor running—it’s time to explore the Motor City. Whether you choose to rent a car, call a car, or take the SMART bus directly into downtown Detroit, the city awaits. With revitalization efforts that have been redeveloping this Rust Belt metropolis since the late-20th century, there are plenty of new adventures to be had amidst a cityscape dotted with historic late 19th- and early 20th-century buildings.

If you want to take a trip back in time to historic Detroit before you explore what’s new, head to the East Ferry Avenue Historic District. A Michigan State Historic Site and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this area has fabulous examples of Queen Anne homes and stately mansions. If you find yourself on the way to the theatre district to take in a show, you may pass through the Grand Circus Park Historic District on the way. Another area listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park for which this district is named is five acres of inner-city greenery that includes historic fountains, public art installations and monuments, and a dog park. Consider bringing a picnic—or a box of Detroit-style pizza—and spending an afternoon enjoying this thriving area.

You can’t visit Motown without exploring its history as the birthplace of several genres of music and groundbreaking acts. Whether you want to dig into the roots of the Motown Sound at the Motown Historical Museum or explore its contributions to rock and punk music by touring the venues where Detroit-based acts first hit the stage, there’s something for each music lover who marches to the beat of their own drum. Depending on when you visit, you may be able to attend one of several annual music festivals, including the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, the Detroit International Jazz Festival, or the Motor City Music Conference.

Motown is calling—book your next flight to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines flies to Detroit often, making it easy to plan your next Great Lakes getaway. Of course, having a memorable trip to the Motor City is about more than finding a deal on airfare. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

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Things to do in Detroit.
Picture-perfect parks
  • Belle Isle Park
  • River Rouge Park
  • William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor
Distinctive districts
  • East Ferry Avenue Historic District
  • Grand Circus Park Historic District
  • Washington Boulevard Historic District
Can’t-miss museums
  • Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
  • Motown Museum
  • National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen

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Details about Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Airport code:DTW



North Terminal

Gates D: 19-21, 23

Airport-provided WiFi


Cities with nonstop daily service to DTW*


Cities with daily service to DTW*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

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5As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.