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HASTAC 2015 : Travel Information

Air Travel

There are plenty of options for flying into Michigan for the conference.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Address: 1 Detroit Metro Airport, Detroit, MI 48242
Phone Number: (734) AIRPORT (247-7678)

The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is the cheapest option. Those flying into Detroit can rent a car at the airport or take the Michigan Flyer from the airport directly to the East Lansing Marriott.

Click here for the Michigan Flyer schedule and booking process.
Click here for car rental services in Detroit.
Click here for driving directions to the conference from the airport.

Capital Region International Airport – Lansing

Address: 4100 Capital City Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48906
Phone Number: (517) 321-6121

Located conveniently in Lansing, the Capital Region International Airport is another great option. This airport offers special rates when flying between certain cities, so it’s worth checking. It’s only ten minutes away from the conference, so car rental, taxi services, and the local CATA bus are all available options to get you to the Kellogg Center.

Click here for Bus, Taxi and Rental services in Lansing.
Click here for driving directions to the conference from the airport.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport – Grand Rapids

Address: 5500 44th Street SE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
Phone Number: (616) 233-6000

If there’s a significantly cheaper flight into the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, then it may be worth booking your flight here and renting a car. Though this airport is about an hour away, it’s a good option for those planning on renting a car and exploring Lansing and East Lansing during their stay.

Click here for car rental services in Grand Rapids.
Click here for driving directions to the conference from the airport.


Train Travel

Another option for attendees located in the midwest is through Amtrak. If you live in near Chicago or Detroit, this is an easy and affordable way to get to East Lansing.

Amtrak Station – East Lansing

Address: 1240 South Harrison Road East Lansing, MI 48823
Visit the Amtrak Website for more information.

If you decide to come in by train, you’ll need to call a taxi or use CATA bus route 20 to get to the Kellogg Center.

Amtrak Stations are also available in surrounding cities such as Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Flint, and Detroit. Click here to find Amtrak stations near you.


Bus Travel

For Michigan residents, bus travel is another option for traveling to East Lansing.

East Lansing Bus Station

Both Greyhound and Indian Trails have routes that stop in East Lansing. Once you arrive at the East Lasing Bus Station, you’ll want to take CATA bus route 20 to the Kellogg Center or call a taxi.


This post was originally authored by Marcus Fields on February 26, 2015 and migrated to the HASTAC site on July 30, 2018.

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