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Over 50 places in Detroit you can reach by DDOT buses 24/7

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On May 1, DDOT is set to roll out its new and simplified Dart payment system. Riders will be able to purchase passes of various lengths that are usable on any DDOT or SMART bus throughout its duration.

And last year, DDOT created 24-hour routes, added Wi-Fi to buses, and partnered with Lyft to give discounts on last mile commutes.

These incremental changes have provided those who depend on the bus a more reliable system.

But it also increases access to many local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and sporting events, and will hopefully encourage ridership among everyone.

“The 24-hour routes in Detroit connect residents to the surrounding neighborhoods, restaurants, breweries, bars, theaters, stores, and sporting events,” says local transit advocate David Gifford. “No need to drag your car from place to place, pay for parking, worry about parking tickets, getting towed, or paying for costly ride hailing services. Transit also provides the opportunity to integrate into the fabric of Detroit rather than driving through it.”

DDOT’s system map. 24-hour routes are in black.

Curbed worked with DDOT to compile a handy list of places around the city that can be accessed by the 24-hour bus routes. Even if you’re not an avid bus rider, it’s good to know what’s available when you need it. We’ve included hospitals, schools, government offices, parks, restaurants, and more.

Note: Some locations are listed twice, since they’re accessible from multiple bus routes.

1 Vernor

Michelle Gerard
  • Rosa Parks Transit Center
  • The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Lafayette/American Coney Island
  • Quicken’s Free Press Buildings
  • Theodore Levin Courthouse
  • Detroit Club
  • DoubleTree Hilton Fort Shelby
  • WDIV Channel 4
  • John King Used & Rare Books
  • Greyhound Bus Station
  • MDOT offices
  • West Riverfront Park
  • Trumbull and Porter Hotel
  • Batch Brewing / Brew Detroit / Mudgie’s Deli and Wine Shop
  • Bagley Trumbull Market (Farmer’s Hand, FOLK, Lady of the House, Hello Records, Corktown)
  • Honey Bee La Colmena
  • Mexican Village
  • Matrix Theatre Company
  • Secretary of State
  • Bowen Detroit Public Library
  • El Club
  • Clark Park
  • Mexicantown
  • E&L Supermercado
  • Ford Rouge Plant
  • East Dearborn

6 Gratiot

Ford Field and Comerica Park
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard
  • MGM Grand Casino
  • Detroit Police Headquarters
  • The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
  • Cobo Center
  • Detroit River Walk
  • Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
  • Campus Martius
  • GM Renaissance Center
  • Punch Bowl Social
  • Detroit Housing Commission
  • Boll Family YMCA
  • Detroit Opera House
  • Shinola Hotel
  • Element Hotel
  • Siren Hotel
  • Greektown
  • JACK Entertainment
  • Harmonie Park
  • Comerica Park
  • Ford Field
  • Historic Trinity Lutheran
  • Eastern Market
  • Faygo
  • The Heidelberg Project
  • Ferrante Manufacturing
  • Dueweke Park
  • Better Made
  • Coleman A. Young International Airport
  • Edmore Marbud Park

9 Jefferson

Gabriel Richard Park near Belle Isle
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard
  • Cobo Center
  • Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
  • Campus Martius
  • Hart Plaza
  • Detroit/Windsor Tunnel
  • Detroit River Walk
  • GM Renaissance Center
  • Greektown
  • JACK Entertainment
  • Dequindre Cut
  • Aretha Franklin Park
  • Atwater Brewery / The Rattlesnake Club
  • Belle Isle Park
  • Gabriel Richard Park
  • Erma Henderson Park
  • Sinbad’s / Roostertail
  • Pewabic Pottery
  • Jefferson East

4 Woodward

Michelle & Chris Gerard
  • Campus Martius
  • Compuware World Headquarters
  • Shinola Hotel
  • Element Hotel
  • Siren Hotel
  • H&M
  • Aloft Hotel at the David Whitney
  • Detroit Opera House
  • Detroit Athletic Club
  • Gem Theatre
  • Comerica Park
  • Ford Field
  • Little Caesars Arena
  • Fox Theater
  • The Filmore Theater
  • Cliff Bell’s
  • The Majestic Theater & Garden Bowl
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Wayne State University
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Museum District
  • Ford Piquette Plant
  • Fisher Building / New Center
  • Boston Edison Historic District
  • Palmer Park
  • Dutch Girl Donuts
  • State Fair Transit Center

5 Lafayette/Van Dyke

West Village
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard
  • Cobo Center
  • Coleman A Young Municipal Center
  • Campus Martius
  • Greektown
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Detroit City Fieldhouse
  • Elmwood / Mt Elliot Cemetery
  • Solanus Casey Center
  • Brewery Faisan
  • West Village (Live Cycle Delight, Detroit Vegan Soul, Craftwork, Red Hook, Sister Pie, Marrow)
  • Flex-N-Gate Manufacturing Plant
  • Bel Air Luxury Cinema

2 Michigan

Exploring Open Streets Detroit Michelle & Chris Gerard

3 Grand River

River Bistro
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard
  • Foundation Hotel
  • Beacon Park
  • Motor City Casino
  • African Bead Museum
  • Always Brewing Detroit, Detroit Vegan Soul, River Bistro, Elias Donuts
  • Pages Bookshop
  • Meijer
  • Old Redford (Sweet Potato Sensation, Motor City Java House, Redford Theater, G&R Bike Shop)

7 Seven Mile

Wikimedia Commons
  • St. John Hospital & Medical Center
  • Meijer
  • Old Redford
  • U of D Jesuit High School and Academy
  • Sherwood Forest Library
  • Avenue of Fashion
  • Home Depot
  • Social Security Administration
  • Palmer Park
  • Dutch Girl Donuts
  • Pershing High School
  • Kern Park
  • Osborn High School

16 Dexter

The exterior of the Masonic Temple in Detroit. The facade is tan and there are multiple windows. There is a flagpole on top of the building with a United States flag. Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard
  • Cobo Center
  • Foundation Hotel
  • Beacon Park
  • Little Caesars Arena
  • Masonic Temple
  • Chinatown (8 Degrees Plato Beer Co, The Peterboro, Detroit Shipping Co, Founders Taproom)
  • Third Man Records
  • MidTown
  • Wayne State University
  • Detroit Public Library
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Techtown
  • Detroit Piston’s Performance Center
  • The Fisher Building
  • Motown Museum
  • Sinai–Grace Hospital
  • U of D Mercy College — McNichols Campus
  • WCCCD Northwest Campus

8 Warren

Front entrance of the Detroit Institute of Arts. There’s a black statue in front of the double marble arched entrance. Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard
  • St. John Hospital
  • Cadiuex Cafe
  • Wayne County Family Aquatic Center
  • Connor Creek Industrial (Jefferson North Assembly)
  • Raven Lounge
  • DDOT Headquarters
  • Detroit Cultural Center (Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit Public Library, Michigan Science Center, Detroit History Museum)
  • Wayne County Community College — Eastern District
  • Wayne State University
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Woodbridge (Izakaya Katsu, Bikes & Coffee, Pie-Sci, Woodbridge Pub)
  • Dearborn
  • Clara B Ford Academy
  • Rouge Park