Airport Guide to Capital Region International (LAN)

Airport Name
Lansing Capital City Airport

Airport Location
The airport is located a short drive north of downtown Lansing.



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Airport Overview

Lansing Capital City Airport (LAN), also known as Capital Region International Airport, is located 3 miles (5km) northwest of Lansing in the DeWitt Township of Michigan. It’s a tiny facility, with only 257,350 passengers catching flights to Lansing Capital City Airport in 2010.

2006 saw the release of renovation plans for the airport, including the building of a new control tower, terminal building, baggage claims area, car rental and parking facilities – however, construction has yet to start.

This is a small airport with limited facilities, so if you’re here for a while, you’ll probably want to bring something to do. It’s also rated by many passengers as one of the most expensive airports to fly out of in the US. However, in Lansing versus Detroit: 6 Things You Should Know, the airport claims that the additional cost of flying from Detroit rather than from Lansing adds about $250 to the cost of a cheap flight from Detroit.

Terminal Transfer

Both arrivals and departures are located in the main terminal; gates are within walking distance of one another.

Getting into Town

Taxi: Taxi companies include Big Daddy, Capitol Transport, The Cosmos Team and JB Country Club Taxi, all of which depart from the area just outside the terminal building. The fare averages $2 per mile and $3 per person, and the duration of a trip into town is 10-15 minutes.

Bus: Capital Area Transit runs a fixed-route bus service seven days a week from the town of Lansing to the airport. A ticket costs $1.25.

Car Parking

Short-term parking prices are $2 for the first hour and $3 for every additional hour; maximum cost for 24 hours is $12. Long-term parking costs $2 per hour, with a maximum charge of $8.50 for 24 hours and $42.50 per week.

Information Desks

An information desk is situated in the terminal building.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: A National City Bank ATM is situated at the main entrance on the first floor of the terminal building.

Luggage: Baggage carts are available throughout the first floor of the terminal building, while baggage claim areas are located on the ground floor of the terminal. Enquiries regarding lost luggage can be lodged via the airport’s website.

Conference and business: Perform all of your business tasks and activities in the airport’s conference room, which is adjacent to the baggage claim area on the ground floor of the main terminal. Facilities and amenities include 50 seats, Wi-Fi access, a presentation screen and white boards. Catering is available on request.

Shopping: In addition to traditional Mid-Michigan crafts and curios, the gift shop and newsstand mostly offer typical travel-type merchandise. There are no duty-free stores.

Food and drink: Lansing Airport has just two eateries: Cafe LAN, a laid-back coffee shop on the first floor, serves pastries, sandwiches and light meals, while Spartan Pub sports a cocktail lounge and mini food court.

Other facilities: The airport is fully equipped to accommodate the disabled. Skycap services can assist you with the transportation of your luggage to airline counters and check-in.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi access is available throughout Lansing Airport’s terminal.

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