How to Find Us

The main University of Michigan campus is in Ann Arbor, 40 miles west of Detroit. Ann Arbor combines the charm of a small city with the sophistication of cities many times its size. Regarded as a cultural center of the Midwest, it offers numerous opportunities for recreation and enjoyment.

Department of Physics
University of Michigan
450 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040
Voice: 734.764.4437  Fax: 734.763.9694
Email: physics@umich.edu

The Department of Physics offices are located in Randall Laboratory and West Hall.
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Traveling to and from Ann Arbor:

  • Car:
    Please click on the map to obtain personalized driving directions.

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  • Air:
    Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW, aka Metro-Wayne County) is the closest airport servicing all major airline carriers domestically and internationally. It is located approximately 25 miles east of Ann Arbor. Driving time to Ann Arbor from the Detroit Metro Airport is approximately 30-40 minutes without traffic hold-ups.
  • Bus:
    The Ann Arbor Greyhound terminal is one block east of Main Street, approximately one mile from Central Campus and three miles from North Campus. The Greyhound bus service offers travel service to different cities around the country, for information please call 800.231.2222. Ann Arbor Greyhound Station, 116 West Huron, Phone: 734.662.5511
  • Train:
    Amtrak is a national train operation with many stops. The train station is on Depot Street about a mile away from the Michigan Union on Central Campus. Trains operate 24 hours a day and many cabs wait for passengers in case a ride is needed. Call 800.872.7245 for route and price information.

Getting around campus:
All buildings on Central Campus are within walking distance. University buses with frequent stops on South, Central, Medical, and North campuses run 7 days per week year round. For complete route information and schedules, please click here.

Parking in Ann Arbor:
Metered parking is available throughout town. Most street meters are enforced Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. There are also parking structures in many locations.

University parking facilities are identified by signs posted at the entrances indicating the location number, parking tier, permits required, and enforcement hours. The signs also indicate whether visitor parking is permitted. The University has a few metered visitor spaces. Between the Central and Medical campuses, try the Palmer Drive Parking Structure for short-term parking. Unless otherwise posted, U-M staff lots and structures in the Central Campus area allow free public parking (except during special events) Mon.-Sat. after 6 p.m. and all day Sun.

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