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Transportation Information

Since there are no direct international flights to the Greater Lansing area, you are encouraged to arrange a connecting flight from a major airport such as Detroit or Chicago to the Lansing Capital City airport. We recommend flying to Lansing. Taxi service is available from the Lansing airport to MSU. Bus and train service to East Lansing from other U.S. cities is available on Michigan Flyer, the Greyhound line and Amtrak, respectively.

CATA (Capital Area transportation Authority) campus service operates Fall and Spring semesters, 7 days a week with 24-hour service available. CATA operates fixed routes serving all University apartments, residence halls, commuter lots, and the main campus. Additionally, CATA provides direct service from off-campus apartments in the East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett and Jolly/Dunckel Road areas during Fall and Spring semesters. CATA is also the public transit provider for the 600-square-mile Greater Lansing area. For more information, visit:

Michigan Flyer (
Coach service between East Lansing, Lansing, Jackson, and Detroit Metro Airport are available daily. This bus service provides transportation between E. Lansing and Detroit airport for approximately $30 each way.  Buses run several times a day and travel takes approximately 2 hours. For more information, visit:

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