Getting There


It’s easy to get to Detcon1.

We are at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI 48243.

Getting There by Air

The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), the area’s principal airport, is just 20 minutes away from our hotel. A primary hub for Delta Air Lines and a secondary hub for Spirit Airlines, DTW is one of the busiest airports in the US, moving more than 30 million passengers each year. Delta claims that over 60% of the US population is within a 90 minute flight of Detroit. If that includes you, fly thee to Detcon1!

Car rentals from the airport are available beginning at about $25/day. Having a car would also allow you easy transportation to our many attractions. Approximate cab fare from the airport is $44.50. We plan to establish a system to aid members in coordinating arrival times for taxi sharing purposes. It is possible to take public transportation to the hotel from the airport for $2.25, but it takes almost 2 hours and involves multiple bus transfers.

We have contracted with SKOOT Airport Shuttle for discounted round trip transfers to and from the Detroit Metro Airport. The round trip rate is $43.00, a $4.00 discount off of the regular rate of $47.00. Use coupon code NASFIC14 to get the discounted rate. One-Way Ticket Prices:
 $25 from the airport per person, $22 to the airport per person.

  • From Detroit Metro (DTW) to Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center
 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
 – Departs every 30-45 minutes
  • From Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center to Metro Airport (DTW)
 4:00 AM – 10:00 PM
 – Departs every 60 minutes

To make your shuttle reservation by phone, call toll-free 855.937.5668 or 313.230.2331, or visit SKOOT online at Walkups are available, however reservations are highly recommended. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Schedule and pricing are not determined by Detcon1 and are subject to change at any time without prior notice. ADA accessible upon request.

Getting There by Car, Bus, or Train

Detroit is a transportation hub with three international border crossings (two bridges and a tunnel to Canada), connections to numerous freeways (basically at the intersection of I-75, I-94, and I-96) and both Greyhound and Amtrak service. The hotel is located 4.5 miles from the Amtrak station and 1 mile from the Greyhound station. Many major population centers are within a 6 hour drive of Detroit, such as Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Toronto, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, etc., so check the map and consider driving. Carpool to start the party early!

Here are driving directions, and further information on parking options.

If you are coming from or through Canada, please be sure to have your passport with you. It may be faster to take the 402 to Sarnia and cross there than to come via the more heavily traveled Windsor crossings.

View Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in a larger map

Getting Around Detroit

The heart of downtown is easily traveled by foot, though there are other options for getting around downtown and farther afield. For even more options than are listed below, go to Visit Detroit.

A great way to see and get around downtown Detroit is by riding the Detroit People Mover, a light rail system on an elevated single track loop in Detroit’s central business district. The fare is $0.75 a trip, and tokens can be purchased at the station. Conveniently, the People Mover has a stop right at the Renaissance Center!

Portions of the city of Detroit are also easily bikable, and the RiverWalk and Dequindre cut provide dedicated riding and walking routes along the river and up to Eastern market. Bikes can be rented just down the RiverWalk from the Renaissance Center at Wheelhouse Detroit.

If you’re looking for public transportation farther afield in metro Detroit, you can check the DDOT for bus schedules and fare information. The regional bus service known as Smart Bus also runs several routes within the city of Detroit as well as out to the suburbs. However, please be advised that – unfortunately – transit in Detroit is notoriously unreliable, so you may be better off taking a taxi or renting a car.

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