Explore and Visit Ann Arbor and SPH
If you are planning a visit to the U-M School of Public Health, these resources will help you get here, get around, and get the most out of your stay. Once you're here, the Interactive Campus Map, can help you find your way around.
Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan airport, less than an hour from the city of Detroit, and less than five hours from Chicago, Ann Arbor is easy to reach by car, bus, train, or plane.
- Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (public buses), 734-996-0400
- Greyhound Bus Service, 800-231-2222
- Amtrak Train Service, 800-872-7245
- Detroit Metro Airport
- U-M Parking and Transportation Services
- Current M-Bus information
Driving Directions and Parking
Driving from the southeast: take I-94 West until Exit 180 (US-23 North). Continue on US-23 North until Exit 37B (Washtenaw-Ann Arbor). You will then be heading west on Washtenaw. Stay in the right lane for approximately 1.5 miles. Washtenaw turns at an angle to the right (the center and left lanes will continue forward and becomes Stadium). Continue on Washtenaw until you reach campus. Turn right onto Observatory and go through the stoplight at Geddes to the next road on your right, Washington Heights.
Driving from the northeast: take M-14 until Exit 8 (US-23 South). Continue on US-23 until Exit 37B (Washtenaw-Ann Arbor). You will then be heading west on Washtenaw. Stay in the right lane for approximately 1.5 miles. Washtenaw turns at an angle to the right (the center and left lanes will continue forward and becomes Stadium) Continue on Washtenaw until you reach campus. Turn right onto Observatory and go through the stoplight at Geddes to the next road on your right, Washington Heights.
Driving from the north: take US-23 South until Exit 45 for M-14 West. Continue on M-14 until Exit 3 for Downtown Ann Arbor. Turn left onto East Huron Street. Continue on Huron and make a left onto North Ingalls. After one block, turn right onto Ann Street. After 3 blocks, the road turns to your right and becomes Observatory. Go through the stoplight and the next road on your left is Washington Heights.
Driving from the west: take I-94 East until Exit 177 (State Street). From the exit turn left onto State Street. Continue on State Street until Hill Street. Turn right onto Hill to Forest Avenue (fourth street from intersection). At Hill/Forest, there is a small island. Make a sweeping left turn onto Forest Avenue. Once on Forest Avenue, pass through two lights and at this point the road curves to your right and becomes Observatory. Go through the next stoplight and the next road on your right is Washington Heights.
Parking: Parking is available near the School of Public Health at visitor parking structures, including the Palmer Drive structure (entrance off Washtenaw Avenue) and University Hospital Parking (entrance off E. Medical Center Drive). Parking close to the School of Public Health is limited. Some metered street parking is available on Observatory and Washington Heights streets. Weekends and evenings, you may park in the UM faculty/staff parking lots on Washington Heights Street. Detailed parking information is available at the Parking and Transportation Services site.
- Bell Tower (within walking distance to campus), 800-562-3559
- Holiday Inn North (near I-23, a 10-minute drive to campus, offers a free shuttle for guests), 734-769-9800
- Courtyard Marriott, 888-685-7632
- Kensington Court (near I-94, a 10-minute drive to campus), 800-344-7829
For a complete list of hotels in the area please visit visitannarbor.org.