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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Detroit (DTW)

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Baggage included in every fare

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Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Pointsin Australia and around the world, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

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Visiting from Melbourne to Detroit

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Detroit in Michigan, USA is packed with things to. Pick from classical attractions, historical wonders and family activities. Be sure to visit the Gem Theatre, Detroit International River Walk and the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The city has transformed abandoned buildings into distilleries, cafes, galleries and chocolate shops. Downtown offers extraordinary art deco skyscrapers, lovely public parks, a hot food scene and edgy street art. Detroit's comes to life at night with the jazz clubs and daytime experiences such as bike rides at the Eastern market - all adding to the energy of the city.

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When to visit

Whichever season you decide to visit, there's always something to do in Detroit. The weather in Detroit varies from season to season, but easily changes quickly. Generally, the hottest months are June through August, making Summer a great time to visit to experience blue skies and sunshine. Summer temperatures range from -13ºC to 29ºC. Autumn colours are a spectacular in late September and October. Winter weather can range from rain, sleet and snow on any given day. The annual average snowfall is 102 cm with temperatures ranging from -10ºC to 2ºC. During the cooler weather it’s the perfect time to see the Henry Ford Museum and Detroit Opera House.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County AirportOpens external site in a new window usually called Detroit Metro Airport, Metro Airport, or just DTW, is a major international airport in the United States in Michigan. It is the primary international airport serving Detroit and is Michigan's busiest airport. DTW Airport is located 28km southwest of downtown Detroit, in Romulus, Michigan.

Arriving in Detroit

The helpful staff at Detroit Airport will be greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into downtown Detroit from Detroit Airport

There are many transport options to make your trip to and from Detroit Airport easy. The most popular way is to arrange your trip via ridesharing apps. To transfer between terminals there is a free terminal-to-terminal shuttle service between the McNamara and North terminal. If traveling by public transportation, SMART and AirRide provide service to and from Detroit Metro Airport. Rental cars give you the freedom to explore at your own pace. Once you've claimed your baggage, follow signs to ground transportation and take a courtesy shuttle to the rental car campus. Taxi and luxury sedan services dispatch from the upper level of the Ground Transportation Centre to take you to downtown. Shuttle services are also available and best booked in advance.

Getting around Detroit

There are many modes of transport to get around Detroit. With plenty of parking available, it’s popular to hire a car to explore Detroit’s most popular neighbourhoods including Downtown, Corktown, Eastern Market, Midtown and more. The light-rail, Detroit People Move can help you get around downtown quick, easily and safely. Bike share, taxi, ride share, bus and shuttle services are also available for an affordable way to see the sights. Amtrak is Detriot’s train service or you may wish to hire a scooter to get across town quickly.

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Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Included baggage

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight. Visit Booking changes for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.