East Lansing is a city in Central Michigan that is home to Michigan State University.
East Lansing is a city in U.S. State of Michigan with a population over 46,000 and home to Michigan State University (MSU). The city is mix of college students and well-educated affluent citizens. Downtown East Lansing is a vibrant college town opposite the country’s largest single university campus. The city is the cultural and educational center of Mid-Michigan. It is located just east of Lansing, Michigan’s capital. The Michigan State Capital dome can be seen from East Lansing. The city offers excellent public transportation, cultural events, and parks. East Lansing’s position in Mid-Michigan makes travel to the State’s other major cities convenient.
- 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.
- 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.
- East Lansing can also be reached from the Greater Lansing Area through Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) bus routes that run throughout the capital area.
- 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.
1 Capitol Region International Airport is located in DeWitt Township on Grand River Avenue (Business Route 96) northwest of downtown East Lansing. Capital Region International Airport offers non-stop domestic flights to Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. Non-stop international flights are available seasonally to Cancún, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. A concierge travel center in the airport terminal offers the ability to book airline tickets, cruises, tours, car rentals, and hotel rooms. The airport is serviced by Capital Area Transit Authority (CATA) bus line 14, which provides direct service to downtown Lansing.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Flint Bishop International Airport, and Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford International Airport are other nearby airports which service the region.