When it comes to getting around Detroit, your options may not be as extensive as in other cities. However, Detroit has a respectable public transportation system that relies heavily on its bus service. The public buses run 24 hours a day, every day, within the city center.  If you're trying to get to the outer suburbs, you can use the SMART buses which run from 5 am until midnight, daily.

There is a light rail system called the People Mover, but it is limited to the area around Downtown Detroit. Your best bet is to hail a taxi, which are widely available on most street corners.

If you're determined to drive in Detroit, do yourself a favor and avoid the rush hour especially if you're trying to get between the city center and the suburbs. Unless you've got nothing else to do besides sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Also, trying to find inexpensive parking in the city can be something of an adventure.