Local Transportation

You have many choices when it comes to getting around Dearborn and beyond.


Cars are the most convenient form of transportation. However, they also require significant financial investments to pay for the car itself, insurance, car registration, fuel, and repairs—not to mention driver’s education classes and a license. 

To learn about parking on campus, visit Parking and Transportation.

Rideshare and Car Rentals  

To learn more about alternative forms of transport by car, visit Parking and Transportation.

Uber EV Charging Stations
Lyft UM-Dearborn Shuttles
Zip Car  

Public Transportation

It is quite possible to live in Dearborn without owning a car. Buses operate throughout Dearborn and the surrounding metro areas. 


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UM-Dearborn shuttle bus

Free on-campus shuttle 


Smart Bus

Regional bus system for Southeast Michigan 


Smart Commuter

Provides advance reservation transportation to people with disabilities within Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, and Inkster. 

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Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Make your reservation 48 hours ahead. Same day reservations are sometimes accepted but not guaranteed. The cost is $2.00 one way.


The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) is the largest public transit provider in Michigan that serves the City of Detroit, surrounding suburbs, and neighboring cities, including Highland Park and Hamtramck. 



Frequent schedules to Chicago



Travel across the U.S. 


Amtrak Train travel across the U.S. Trains are not a major mode of transportation in the U.S.; however, some students find the train a good way to see the country during vacation periods. There is a convenient train station in Dearborn located at 21201 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124, 800-872-724. 

Office of International Affairs

1169 - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-583-6600
Fax: 313-583-6725