Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Pay a 50-cent round-trip fare when you board a Be a Tourist route. Kids 42 inches and under ride free. Cash payments require exact change. Transfers to other buses may be made at boarding centers or bus stops along the route. CATA fixed-route transfers are free. Request a transfer ticket when you board your first bus.

Event Date

June 3, 2017

Route Details

The Be a Tourist bus routes will operate Saturday, June 3: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Buses will run approximately every 10 minutes.

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Green Route - Express

Downtown Lansing to MSU
  • Departs the staging area on Michigan Avenue between Cedar and Larch
  • East on Michigan to Pennsylvania
  • Right (south) on Pennsylvania to Kalamazoo
  • Left (east) on Kalamazoo to Harrison Rd. on MSU’s campus
  • Left (north) on Harrison to Michigan
  • Right (west) on Michigan to Grand River
  • Merge on to Grand River to Farm Lane
  • Right (south) on Farm Lane
  • Follow around to Shaw Lane
  • Left (east) on Shaw to MSU CTC
  • Left (north) into MSU CTC bay to connect with Green Route Circulator
MSU to Downtown Lansing 
  • Departs the MSU CTC on Shaw Lane
  • Left (west) on West Shaw to Farm Lane
  • Right (north) on Farm Lane and around to Grand River Ave.
  • Left (west) on Grand River to and merge on to Michigan Ave.
  • West on Michigan Ave to Pennsylvania in downtown Lansing
  • Right (north) on Pennsylvania to Shiawassee
  • Left (west) on Shiawassee to Cedar.
  • Left (south) on Cedar to Michigan.
  • Left (east) on Michigan to the staging area between Cedar and Larch

Green Route - MSU Circulator

  • Departs the MSU CTC
  • Left (west) on Shaw Lane to Farm Lane
  • Left (south) on Farm Lane to Wilson
  • Left (east) on Wilson to Bogue
  • Right (south) on Bogue to Service Rd
  • Left (east) on Service Rd to Hagadorn
  • Left (north) on Hagadorn to Shaw Lane
  • Left (west) on Shaw to Red Cedar
  • Right (north) on Red Cedar to Kalamazoo
  • Right (east) on Kalamazoo to Circle Drive
  • Follow Circle Dr around to Auditorium
  • Left (east) on Auditorium to Farm Lane
  • Right (south) on Farm Lane to Shaw
  • Left (east) on Shaw to MSU CTC
  • Left (north) into MSU CTC bay to connect with Green Route Express

Blue Route

  • Departs the staging area on Michigan (in front of Cooley Stadium) heads west to Cedar.
  • Left (south) on Cedar to I-496 service drive.
  • Right (west) on the service drive to Washington.
  • Left (south) on Washington to Mt Hope.
  • Left (east) on Mt Hope past Aurelius to Fenner Nature Center
  • Right (south) into Fenner and around back to Mt Hope
  • Left (west) on Mt Hope to Aurelius
  • Left (south) on Aurelius to Jolly
  • Right (west) on Jolly to Tranter
  • Right (north) on Tranter to the CATA facility
  • Continue north on Tranter to Cavanaugh
  • Left (west) on Cavanaugh to Pennsylvania
  • Right (north) on Pennsylvania to Michigan Ave
  • Left (west) on Michigan to staging area in front of Cooley Law Stadium.

Red Route

  • Departs the staging area on Michigan Ave between Cedar and Larch
  • East on Michigan to Larch
  • Left (north) on Larch to Shiawassee
  • Left (west) on Shiawassee to Capitol.
  • Left (south) on Capitol to Kalamazoo
  • Right (west) on Kalamazoo to Michigan Historical Museum
  • Right (north) into Michigan Historical Museum parking and around back to Kalamazoo
  • Left (east) on Kalamazoo to Pine
  • Right (south) on Pine to Malcom X.
  • Left (east) on Malcom X to Cooley Gardens
  • Continue east on Malcom X to Grand
  • Left (north) on Grand to Michigan
  • Right (east) on Michigan to staging area between Cedar and Larch

Yellow Route

  • Departs the staging area on Michigan Ave between Cedar and Larch
  • East to Larch
  • Left (north) on Larch to Oakland.
  • Left (west) on Oakland to Pine
  • Right (north) on Pine to Willow
  • Right (east) on Willow to North Grand River
  • Left (north) on North Grand River to North St
  • Right (east) on North St to Turner St
  • Right (south) on Turner to West Grand River
  • Left (east) on West Grand River to Cedar
  • Right (south) on Cedar to Michigan.
  • Left (east) on Michigan to staging area between Cedar and Larch.

Purple Route

  • Departs the staging area on Michigan Ave in front of Cooley Law Stadium
  • Heads west to Cedar
  • Left (south) on Cedar to Baker
  • Left (east) on Baker to Pennsylvania
  • Left (north) on Pennsylvania to Potter Park Zoo entrance
  • Right (east) into Potter Park Zoo and around back to Pennsylvania
  • Right (north) on Pennsylvania to Michigan Ave
  • Left (west) on Michigan back to staging area in front of Cooley Law Stadium.