East Lansing

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.

Get in

By car

By bus

By train

By plane

  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.

Get around

By car

By taxi

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By bus

By bike

On foot


Michigan State University

Downtown East Lansing

Michigan State Capital

Lake Lansing








Downtown East Lansing

Eastwood Towne Center

Meridian Mall

Frandor Shopping Center




Ice Cream


Middle Eastern

Okemos, Haslett, and Meridian Township



Go next

Located in Mid-Michigan, East Lansing provides convenient access to all of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Michigan is a wonderful state to explore in all seasons. In the summer, get out and kayak the many rivers, take a sailboat out on the thousands of lakes, or enjoy a day along the Great Lakes and the thousands of miles of sandy beaches. The fall is perfect for hiking through the woods and taking a camera to document the leaves as they change from vibrant green to golden yellow. Fall is also a time for enjoying Michigan's abundant crop of Michigan apples and Michigan sweet corn. Michigan is one of the country's largest wine growing regions. Get out and explore!


Grand Rapids

Ann Arbor

Traverse City

Mackinaw City

Mackinac Island

Routes through East Lansing

Chicago Battle Creek  W  E  Flint Port Huron
Fort Wayne Lansing  W  E  Swartz Creek Flint
Grand Rapids Lansing  W  E  Brighton Detroit
Kalamazoo Lansing  W  E  Webberville

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