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Getting Here 

Lawrence is in the middle of the continental United States, and conveniently located on Interstate 70 just 30 minutes west of Kansas City and 20 minutes east of Topeka, the state capital. Kansas City International Airport (in Kansas City Missouri) is a comfortable 45-minute drive on a series of four-lane interstate highways. Fourteen major airlines operate out of KCI, offering 46 nonstop flights across the United States. The Lawrence Municipal Airport is a general aviation facility located approximately three miles north of downtown Lawrence on East US Hwy 24/40. An uncontrolled airfield, Lawrence Municipal Airport averages more than 100 daily flight operations of single-engine, twin-engine and business jets. With the assistance of a 5,700 feet runway and Class I Instrument Landing System, it is an outstanding all-weather airport for recreational or business flyers. A complete range of aviation services are available, including aircraft rental, flight instruction, hangar rental and a full-service Fixed Base Operator seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call: 785-842-0000 or get radio frequencies and runway data at

Rental Cars Rental cars and trucks are available in town from Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and from Laird Noller Automotive Leasing. 

By Rail Amtrack Passenger Service, 413 E. 7th Street, 1.800.872.7245

By Bus Greyhound, 707 Vermont Street, 800.231.2222

Shuttle, Taxi & Limo Services Affordable Limousine Service, 785.841.9463, 800.737.9319 

Lawrence First Class Taxi 785.409.1994,

Lawrence First Class Transportation Airport pickups, nights on the town, proms, weddings and special events 785.841.5466

SDM Transportation Airport shuttle service and car service 785.979.2428

Airport Transportation 5 Guys Transportation provides shared ride service for $47 per person or private car service for up to 6 people for only $100. 24/7 live and local dispatch and reservations staff. Call 816-891-9999 or visit

Driving? Check the chart below for distances

Driving Distances to Lawrence
From Miles Drive Time
Major U.S. Cities
Atlanta 876 13:35 hours
Boston 1,507 22:15 hours
Chicago 541 9:45 hours
Dallas 481 8:45 hours
Des Moines 247 3:50 hours
Kansas City 40 0:45 hours
Los Angeles 1,551 28:30 hours
Minneapolis 489 7:15 hours
St. Louis 291 5:30 hours
Other Kansas Cities
Arkansas City 225 4:00 hours
Dodge City 302 5:30 hours
Emporia 65 1:15 hours
Goodland 368 6:45 hours
Topeka 21 0:30 hours
Wichita 148 2:15 hours

Getting Around

Public Transit Lawrence Transit System is offered through a partnership between the City of Lawrence and the University of Kansas.  Lawrence Transit System and KU on Wheels provide safe, convenient, affordable, reliable and responsive public transportation.  Learn more about routes, schedules, fares and more at SafeRide and SafeBus are available for University of Kansas students.  To schedule a SafeRide trip, call 785.864.SAFE (7233).  Safebus schedules are available at

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