Capital Area Transportation Authority
Greater Lansing has a long list of transportation options for residents and visitors. For a quick trip around the city, hop on a CATA bus. The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) offers convenient bus routes throughout Lansing. Out for a night on the town and don't feel like driving? CATA's Entertainment Express trolley is your connection between downtown Lansing and East Lansing's entertainment district. Cabs and limos are available as an alternative to public transportation.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) named the Capital Area Transportation Authority the 2007 Best Public Transportation System in North America.
Transit is CATA's recommended app for comprehensive trip planning in real-time. It is used in over 130 cities like Grand Rapids, Chicago and even Paris. Transit improves your trip planning experience by allowing you to view route schedules and see your bus on a map. For more information about the app, visit the CATA Transit webpage here.
Capital City Airport
Going for a longer trip? The Capital City Airport has added more direct flights from major cities with direct service from Atlanta, Orlando and D.C. The Airport also offers a variety of car rental services. For those who prefer to stay on the ground, Lansing is also located on the beautiful Midwest Amtrak train route. There are also various taxi and limo rental services in the Lansing area to serve you.
Bikers, runners, walkers, and inline skaters will want to check out Lansing's River Trail. The River Trail covers more than 8 miles from Old Town Lansing in the north, through Riverfront Park downtown and extends through the campus of MSU to the east.