Shuttle Transportation - Airport and Bus Stations

The Office of Campus Safety assists students traveling to or from Detroit Metropolitan Airport by providing transportation to Ann Arbor to meet the Michigan Flyer. This service is subject to the requirements and limitations listed below.

October 12, 2016 - To assist students travelling to and from home for the upcoming holiday breaks, Campus Safety has added some additional shuttle options to and from Detroit Metro Airport as well as the Battle Creek and Jackson Train Stations. It is important to note that all students who wish to utilize any of these transportation options must complete the online reservation form.

Shuttle Service to Battle Creek and Jackson Train Stations for Christmas Break

To assist students traveling home for Thanksgiving, Campus Safety will be providing a limited shuttle service to and from the Battle Creek and Jackson Train stations as described below.

Battle Creek Train Station:

Campus Safety will provide a shuttle to the Battle Creek Train Station at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, December 5
  • Tuesday, December 6
  • Wednesday, December 7
  • Thursday, December 8

A $5.00 charge will be added to the account of each student who utilizes a shuttle on the dates and times incidated above. Students requesting other arrangements to Battle Creek will be charged $25.00.

Return shuttles will be provided during the weekend of January 14-15, 2017. A schedule for these shuttles will be posted by January 6, 2017.

Jackson Train Station:

Campus Safety will provide a shuttle to the Jackson Train Station at 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, December 5
  • Tuesday, December 6
  • Wednesday, December 7
  • Thursday, December 8

A $5.00 charge will be added to the account of each student who utilizes a shuttle on these days. Students requesting other arrangements to Jackson will be charged $20.00.

Return shuttles will be provided during the weekend of January 14-15, 2017. A schedule for these shuttles will be posted by January 6, 2017.

Making a Reservation:

Students wishing to utilize any of these shuttles must make reservations with Campus Safety by 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2017. Reservations are made using this form. Be sure to indicate in the comments section at the bottom of the form that the request is for the shuttle to Battle Creek or Jackson on the date specified.

Transportation by Train or Bus from Albion:

As a reminder, Campus Safety provides free transportation for students to or from the Albion Train station. An Amtrak departs Albion daily at 1:18 p.m. for Chicago, and at 5:08 p.m. from Albion to Detroit. There is also a bus that leaves Albion at 4:05 p.m. daily for Chicago. In addition, an Amtrak departs Albion daily for Detroit at 5:08 p.m., and a bus that leaves Albion at 11:10 P.M daily for Detroit as well. Students should call Campus Safety 30 minutes prior to their departure time from or arrival time to the Albion Train station.

CHANGE IN CAMPUS SAFETY AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK

To provide students with a more affordable option to travel to and from Detroit Metro Airport for the Holiday Break, Campus Safety is providing a shuttle directly to the aiport as described below.

A shuttle will depart from Campus Safety for Detroit Metro Airport at 9:00 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 3, 2016
  • Monday, December 5, 2016
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016

A shuttle will be available to pick students up from Detroit Metro Airport after the break at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, January 14, 2017
  • Sunday, January 15, 2017
  • Monday January 16, 2017

The cost for the shuttle is $15.00 per student each way, or $30.00 round trip. No prepayment is required; the charge will be added to student accounts.

Students wishing to utilize this shuttle must make reservations with Campus Safety at least one week in advance of the date they wish to travel. Reservations are made on the Shuttle Transportation Form. Be sure to indicate in the comments section at the bottom of the form that the request is for the shuttle to the Airport. Also be sure to indicate whether you plan to utilize the return shuttle on any of the above dates.

Students who are not able to utilize the shuttle may still request Campus Safety provide transportation to or from the Michigan Flyer. Instructions for requesting this transportation can be found on the Campus Safety web site. Please note that the costs associated with this service are not changed.

IMPORTANT: To guarantee transportation, students must submit the online Shuttle Transportation form to Campus Safety at least one week prior to the date of arrival/departure. If one week notice is not given, transportation will only be provided if staff and a vehicle are available on the date/time the transportation is needed. In addition, these requests are subject to an additional $15.00 fee.

***Please note that the Michigan Flyer no longer makes stops at the Kensington Hotel, only downtown Ann Arbor at the Blake Transportation Center. This change was effective May 19, 2016. Make sure to adjust your travel plans accordingly.***

Campus Safety will provide transportation for students to/from Ann Arbor for this service at any time during the academic year, subject to the limitations and process listed below.

Arranging transportation to and/or from Detroit Metro Airport

  1. After you have made your flight arrangements, go to the Michigan Flyer web site to view the schedule and make a reservation to ride the Michigan Flyer. You may also call 1-888-MI-FLYER (888-643-5937).
  2. Fill out the Campus Safety Shuttle Transportation Form, provide the required information, and click 'send'. Campus Safety will contact you to confirm the arrangements for your transportation to the Blake Transportation Center in Ann Arbor, where you will meet the Michigan Flyer. (NOTE: Campus Safety will only transport students to this location in Ann Arbor.)

Cost and payment

  • You are responsible for payment to the Michigan Flyer for transportation to and from the airport. Rate information is available on the Michigan Flyer website.
  • In addition to the Michigan Flyer cost, you will be charged $50 each way by the College for transportation to and from Ann Arbor. This amount will be added to your student account.
  • Campus Safety will offer a reduced rate of $35 each way for two or three persons traveling together.
  • Students who do not submit the Airport Transportation Form at least one week prior to the date of arrival/departure will be charged an additional $15.00 if Campus Safety is able to provide the requested transport.

Requirements and limitations

  • This service is only available for currently enrolled Albion students during the academic year.
  • Campus Safety does not normally provide this service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day.
  • Students are wholly responsible for all arrangements and communication with the Michigan Flyer. This includes making, changing, or cancelling reservations, and making payment.
  • Campus Safety will only guarantee transportation to/from Ann Arbor if students complete the shuttle sign up form at least one week in advance of the date transportation is needed.
  • Students are responsible for notifying Campus Safety of any changes in travel plans. Students who fail to do so are subject to an additional $50 fee.
  • Campus Safety can transport a maximum of three students per trip to/from Ann Arbor. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Campus Safety is not able to provide this service to student organizations or other groups.