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About Michigan City

Michigan City is a city in the state of Indiana in the United States. The city is located approximately 50 miles east of Chicago and 40 miles west of South Bend. According to the population census conducted in 2010, over 30,000 people reside in this city. The Old Michigan City Light, Marquette Mall, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan are some of the significant locations in the city. The city of Michigan City dates back to the 1830s. Michigan City was founded in 1836; at the time, it had a population of 1,500. There was a single post office, one newspaper, one church, one commercial district, and about 10 hotels in the city.

Nowadays, the Michigan Power Plant, with a large casino, hotel, spa complex, and cooling tower called Blue Chip Casino, forms one of the most important structures in the city. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Michigan Lake attracts attention and is therefore, an important location for tourism in the summer months, especially for Chicago residents and cities near North Indiana. The lighthouse in the city is also one of the most important symbols and worth visiting.

In addition, there are free public concerts every Thursday evening in Washington Park organized by the Michigan City municipality. To sum up, this city is offers  various activities and has many natural beauties that would make the city an enjoyable travel experience for tourists. Michigan City air transportation is available at South Bend International Airport in South Bend. Also, near the city center is the Michigan City Municipal Airport. However, the best option for international flights is South Bend International Airport. This airport is approximately 45 minutes away from the city center of Michigan City and has public transportation from the airport to the city center. Flights between Istanbul and South Bend take a minimum of 15 hours and 40 minutes with 1 or more transfers.

Transportation to Michigan City City Center from Airport

Michigan City Airport is a small airport used for training flights. Passengers travelling to the region can use Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. There are car rental, taxi and public transportation alternatives for travelling to Michigan city center from the airport which is home to domestic and international flights. You can rent a car by making a reservation from one of the most commonly preferred car rental companies. You can also travel to the city center by using a private shuttle.

Car Rental

At Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport, there are many car rental companies such as Enterprise, National, Dollar, AVIS, Budget, Payless, Alamo and Thrifty that offer car rental services for the passengers of the airport.

If you want to rent your car from Alamo, you can call 1-800-327-9633 and make a reservation in advance in order that you can receive your car immediately when you arrive at the airport.

If you choose AVIS, you can call 1-800-331-1212 and get detailed information about the car rental process. After making a reservation, you can receive your car in a short time after landing at the airport.

If you want to rent a car from car rental companies like Budget or Payless and take the road to the city center from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, you can call 1-800-527-0700.

You can call 1-800-421-6878 for Dollar Rent a Car, 1-800-325-8007 for Enterprise, 1-800-654-3131 for Hertz, 1-800-367-2277 for Thrifty and 1-800-227-7368 for National that is offering car rental service in the region. By choosing one of these companies, you can comfortably travel to the city center from the airport.

Renting a car is one of the most ideal options for the passengers who will stay in Michigan or nearby places for more than one day. You can take a map with you before leaving the airport. You can also find your way easily by using a navigation device. If you choose this option, you can easily and comfortably travel to the city center from the airport.

Bus

You can travel to Michigan city center by getting on a bus departing near Ground Transportation Center located in front of North Terminal and McNamara Terminal. You can easily travel to anywhere in the center by using the bus routes 125, 261 and 280 that you can get on in front of North Terminal and McNamara Terminal. You can get detailed information about the buses going to the nearby regions by visiting the information desk at the airport.

Taxi and Luxury Vehicle

You can see the taxis and luxury vehicles at Ground Transportation Center located in both terminals of the airport. Taxis and luxury vehicles offer service for 24 hours every day at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. You can call 1-800-456-1701 for Metro Cars which is one of the companies welcoming passengers with their private taxis and luxury vehicles. For Metro Cab, you can call 1-734-997-6500 and arrange a suitable vehicle for you.

Shuttle Service

Those who want to travel to Michigan city center from the airport by using a shuttle can come to the Ground Transportation area. It is possible to travel to Michigan city center and other places in the region by selecting one of the shuttle alternatives.

At the airport, you can see the private shuttles and the shuttles of the nearby hotels. You can get in contact with your hotel whether it offers airport shuttle service for its guests. You can comfortably and quickly travel to the city center by making a reservation in advance for a shuttle that will wait for you at the airport at the landing hour of your flight.

Ride-Sharing

You can reach the departure point of these vehicles by following the “Rideshare” sign when you go out of the North Terminal or McNamara Terminal. These vehicles that you call by using your mobile phone wait for you on Ground Transportation area. You can reach this area by walking from the terminal and take the road to Michigan city center by getting on the vehicle that you call.

Last Updated: February 28, 2019
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