Service Advisories

Odyssey of the Mind 2019

Michigan Flyer is delighted to provide transportation between Detroit Metro Airport and the Michigan State University campus for the 2019 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals!

To Purchase Tickets:

Participants arriving on May 21 or 22 and returning to the airport on May 26 should use THIS SPECIAL LINK (Note: The window for making reservations online through this link is now closed) to buy tickets for travel to and from the MSU campus. Please DO NOT use the "Book a Trip" feature on our website. (Note: Reservations can only be made between March 19 and May 7.)

 Odyssey Participants and Group Leaders:

Upon arrival at Detroit Metro Airport, look for the Odyssey of the Mind welcome desk in the baggage claim area of your terminal. Group leaders should check in with Michigan Flyer staff in the baggage claim area even if they do not have checked luggage.  

After checking in, you will be directed to our boarding location at each of the terminals. Please note that some of our motorcoaches may be labeled “Indian Trails.” 

On Sunday, May 26, our motorcoaches will depart from five MSU campus “neighborhoods,” so your pick-up location will be determined by your dorm assignment. You will receive these pick-up location details at the welcome desk when you arrive in Detroit.

If you are only traveling back to Detroit Metro Airport on May 26 and do not know your Michigan Flyer pick-up location, kindly call our office at 517-333-0400 to find out where your bus will stop. Please be at the bus stop at least 10-15 minutes prior to your departure time.


Judges are the exception to the above. Judges should buy Michigan Flyer tickets through “Book a Trip” on our website, and NOT though the special link for Odyssey participants. Michigan Flyer will transport you from the airport to East Lansing's Marriott at University Place, where Odyssey registration for judges will be held. After registration, judges will be assigned to either the Marriott or the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Judges staying at Kellogg will be directed to a campus shuttle that will take them there.

On Sunday, May 26, Indian Trails will offer a shuttle for judges that runs from the Kellogg Hotel to the Marriott every 20 minutes from 2:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Please plan your shuttle ride to coordinate with your departure time for Michigan Flyer, which will leave from the Marriott and proceed to Detroit Metro Airport.