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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:
Distances from LAN to:
Lansing 4 miles
Grand Rapids 59 miles
Detroit 80 miles
Cleveland 161 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
4 miles: Capital Region International Airport (LAN)
51 miles: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)
71 miles: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
165 miles: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

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Lansing Airport Guide

Lansing is an attractive city with much history and architecture worth discovering courtesy of its role as state capital. Visit the recently restored State Capitol building, found in an attractive 19th century neighbourhood and which is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. A trip to the Historic Center and Library reveals a unique exhibit for there’s a live white pine in the centre, the symbol of the state.

If you like old cars then the R E Olds Museum is a must, for it was he that founded Oldsmobile, now part of GM and you can find out about the man’s inspiration and philanthropy and see his cars there.

Lansing Airport Directions

Out of the airport turn left onto West Grand River Avenue and follow it southeast into Lansing, the journey should take no more than 15 minutes.

Lansing Airport Parking

There’s no confusion over parking at Lansing. Short term parking is immediately in front of the terminal with long term behind it, both within minutes of the terminal. The first 15 minutes are free and there are closer reserved spaces for the less mobile traveller.

Lansing Airport Flight Information

Capital Region Airport is quite big but still only has flights to the North American continent. Travellers from further afield will be relieved to know that they can connect easily at Detroit, Washington or Chicago for Lansing.

Hotels Near Lansing Airport

The Marriott Springhill Suites is one of the better, but still low cost, accommodation options in Lansing and you can stay the night from $58.  Elsewhere, the Super 8 is cheaper still at $28 a night but still for good quality rooms.

Lansing Time Zone

Lansing is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-5)

Lansing Info

Early Lansing had an interesting beginning. Plotted as a township in the middle of dense forest it remained a series of log cabins with just a walking path out of it for decades. It was then the subject of a scam when plots which were underwater for much of the year were passed off as being part of an established town. Eventually, after several false starts it grew to become the state capital and a major seat of learning in the north eastern US.

Lansing Trivia:
  • Lansing is the state capital of Michigan despite being only the fifth largest city
  • It’s the only US state capital that’s not the seat of a county as well
  • The city was originally labelled Township 4 North Range 2 West
  • For decades no roads were built to or from the city as it was located in the middle of dense forest
  • The city became known as Biddle City before gaining the name of a New York township
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