Travel and accommodations

Enjoy your stay in Greater Lansing!

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, just minutes away from Michigan’s capital city, Lansing, and in close proximity to Chicago, Detroit, Toronto and the beaches of Lake Michigan.

Area lodging

Visitors to campus can select from a variety of local hotels. The Kellogg Center Hotel and Conference Center and the Candlewood Suites Hotel at the Henry Center of MSU are located on campus.

Many other hotels are located in the East Lansing and Lansing area. A list of recommended hotels and inns (including rates) is provided by the MSU Office of the Controller.

Airports and public transportation

The MSU campus is a 15-minute drive from Capital Regional International Airport. Taxicab service costs approximately $15.

It is a 75-minute drive from Detroit Metro Airport. The Michigan Flyer Airport Shuttle offers bus transportation to East Lansing for approximately $30. Buses run several times a day, and travel takes approximately two hours.

The Capital Area Multimodal Gateway on campus houses the Amtrak Blue Water train stop and three intercity bus services: MegaBusGreyhound and Indian Trails. Student discounts are available through Amtrak.

Local CATA bus routes stop at the station, and the facility also offers taxicab and bike-sharing services.

Exploring East Lansing

East Lansing is a vibrant, classic college town. Tree-lined streets dotted with patio eateries, cafes, live music venues, shops and galleries complement the energy of campus. Visit the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau for details on local flavor and dining options.

Campus events

Want to know what’s happening on campus during your visit? The MSU events calendar provides a daily list of campus events. Explore everything from art exhibitions to varsity sports.