Entertainment Express

CATA proposes to eliminate Route 4 – Entertainment Express service and replace it with extended hours on Route 1 – Downtown Lansing/Meridian Mall, effective March 7, 2019. To continue to provide service along the corridor until 3 a.m., as currently provided by Entertainment Express, operations on Route 1 will be extended on Thursdays by 3.5 additional hours, and Fridays and Saturdays by 1.5 additional hours. Route 1 buses would operate every 40 minutes between 11:35 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Thursdays, and between 1:35 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. This change would provide later service to more bus stops along the corridor and extended hours in Meridian Township. Return to this page for updates.

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Service operates starting at 7:30 p.m. and continues every 30 minutes until 9 p.m. -- then every 15 minutes until end of service during Spartan Service periods (when MSU is in session). During MSU holidays and breaks, the trolley operates every 30 minutes throughout the night.

Whether you’re new to town or out on the town, you can catch CATA’s Entertainment Express at any Express stop. Each stop is marked by a distinctive Express trolley sign. The CATA Trolley will get you to food and fun in Downtown Lansing and East Lansing. Visit the hottest restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues along the Michigan/Grand River Avenue corridor. 

Your trolley connection to miles of local nightlife along the Lansing-East Lansing Corridor!


Thursday - Friday - Saturday
7:30 p.m. - 3 a.m.


Free with CATA bus pass
Discount fare: $0.60
Regular cash fare: $1.25

  • Aldaco's Taco 911
  • Altu's Ethiopian Cuisine
  • American Fifth Spirits
  • Beggar's Banquet
  • Bell's Greek Pizza
  • Biggby Coffee
  • Bistro 43 - Marriott
  • Blue Midnight Hookah Lounge
  • Bubble Island
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Capital City Bar and Grill
  • Charlie Kang's
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Clara's Lansing Station
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Cooley Law School Stadium
  • Cosi
  • Cottage Inn Pizza
  • Crunchy's
  • Dublin Square Irish Pub
  • Dukes Saloon
  • El Azteco
  • Espresso Royale
  • The Exchange
  • Fieldhouse
  • Five Guy's
  • Georgio's Pizza
  • Goombas Pizza
  • Green Door
  • Harper's Brewpub/Club Rush
  • Harrison Roadhouse and Roadhouse Pub
  • Henry's on the Square
  • Hop Cat
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
  • Kelly's Downtown
  • Knight Cap
  • Landshark Bar and Grill
  • Lansing Brewing Company
  • Lansing Center
  • Lou and Harry's Bar and Grill
  • Mac's Bar
  • Menna's Joint
  • Midtown Brewing Company
  • Moriarty's Pub
  • National Coney Station
  • Noodles and Company
  • Nuthouse Sports Bar
  • Omar's
  • Omi Sushi
  • P.T. O'Mally's
  • Panchero's Mexican Grill
  • Peanut Barrel
  • Peking Express
  • Pinball Pete's
  • Pita Pit
  • Potbelly Sandwich Works
  • Red's Smokehouse
  • Rice Kitchen
  • Rick's Bar
  • The Riv - The Riviera Cafe and Lounge
  • Saylis Hookah Lounge and Cafe
  • Secrets
  • Soup Spoon Cafe
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • The State Room - Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
  • Stober's Cocktail Lounge
  • Sushi Go
  • Sushiya
  • Taps 25
  • Tavern + Tap
  • The Beer Grotto
  • The Tin Can
  • Trippers
  • Troppo's
  • Tutti Frutti
  • Waterfront Restaurant (in the Lansing City Market)

Did we miss a corridor nightspot? Let us know!