How to Get to East Lansing


Capital Region International Airport (map) is situated in DeWitt to the northwest of downtown Lansing. Capital Region International Airport provides regional service, with connections in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and Atlanta. The airport is serviced by Capital Area Transit


Greyhound Lines service Lansing and East Lansing, with direct connections to Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo (with transfers to Chicago).

Owosso, Michigan-based Indian Trails Bus Lines provides daily service to Chicago.

Michigan Flyer Motorcoach Service provides multiple daily connections to Detroit Metropolitan Airport with stops in Jackson and Ann Arbor.

4400 S. Racine Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60609 
Telephone: 1-877-462-6342

Service is available between Ann Arbor and Chicago, fares start at $1. Buses arrive and depart at the University of Michigan's State Street Commuter Park & Ride lot. The lot is on the west side of South State Street about 0.5 mile north of Eisenhower Parkway. The bus stop is on the east side of the parking lot between the entrance and exit.

Take a Train

Amtrak provides multiple daily service from Chicago via the Blue Water Service, which reaches speeds of 110 mph. The station is located opposite Michigan State University on Harrison Ave., near Trowbride Rd in East Lansing.


East Lansing is easily accessible from Detroit and Chicago. Interstate 96 directly connects East Lansing to Detroit and Grand Rapids. US-127 to Interstate 94 connects East Lansing to Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Detroit. Interstate 69 connects East Lansing to Flint and Fort Wayne.