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Getting In and Around Kansas

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Kansas City is easily accessible by interstates and highways or via flight from anywhere in the country. Kansas City's public transportation system was originally based on rail transit. Today, the city's mass transit system is served by the  Metro Area Express (MAX) and bus rapid transit line. The proposed coming soon  two-mile streetcar line will serve north-south KC Downtown. Subway or light rail system are not operational in KC. According to Walk Score ranking, the City has been nominated as the 40th most walkable city among the 50 U.S. cities.

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Travel to Kansas City by Air

Kansas City International Airport (MCI) serves the Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. MCI is owned and operated by Kansas City Aviation Department. Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines are its largest carriers.

Address:
Kansas City Aviation Department
601 Brasilia Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153

Or,

Kansas City Aviation Department
P.O. Box 20047
Kansas City, MO 64195-0047

Phone: 816-243-5237
Website: www.flykci.com

To and From the Airport

Super Shuttle: Approximate fare from downtown/Plaza is $18/20.

Phone: 800-258-3826
Website: www.supershuttle.com

Taxi: Approximate fare from downtown/Plaza is $40/45.

Travel to Kansas City by Train

Amtrak: Two Amtrak's Missouri River Runner trains connect Kansas City to St Louis daily. The traveling time is nearly 5 hours and the fare is approximately $29. The Southwest Chief also have a stop over here on its daily runs between Chicago and LA.

Website: www.amtrak.com

Travel to Kansas City by Bus

Greyhound: The Greyhound buses run daily from KC to St Louis and Denver.

Address: 1101 Troost St
Website: www.greyhound.com

Fare and Distance:
  • KC to ST Louis - $25 and takes around 4 hours
  • KC to Denver - $70 and takes around 11 hours

Jefferson Lines: The Jefferson buses connect KC to Omaha, Minneapolis via Des Moines and Oklahoma City via Tulsa.

Website: www.jeffersonlines.com

Fare and Distance:
  • KC to Omaha - $45 and 3 to 5 hour
  • KC to Minneapolis - $75 and 8 to 10 hours
  • KC to Oklahoma City - $75 and 7 hours

Megabus: Serves St Louis and Chicago for as little as $15.

Address: 3rd St & Grand Blvd, Kansas City
Website: www.megabus.com


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Getting Around Kansas City by Public Transit

Metro: MAX connects the River Market, Crown Center, Union Station, Downtown and the Country Club Plaza.

Website: www.kcata.org
Fare: adult/child $1.50/75c

Bus: Bus rapid transit (BRT) is a mass transit system based on bus. Bus 47 regularly connects city's significant locations, such as between downtown, Country Club Plaza and Westport. You can avail a one-day unlimited bus pass for $3 on the bus.

Website: www.kcata.org

Getting Around Kansas City by B-CYCLE

KC also offers bike sharing facility, which is completely self service and automated. You need a member card or your credit card to avail the service. You can unlock the bike from the station by swiping the card and dock it at the nearest kiosk, when you reach your destination. Bike stations are based on downtown and the River Market area

Car Rental and Taxi Services in Kansas City

Care Rental Services: KC has many car rental agencies, that are spread throughout the city. Some notable one are:

Alamo

Address: 1 Nassua Cir, Kansas, MO
Phone: 1 888-826-6893

Hertz
Address: 1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas, MO
Phone: 1 816-474-4970

Enterprise Rent-A-Car  
Address: 600 Grand Blvd, Kansas, MO
Phone: 1 816-842-4700

Payless Car Rental  
Address: 1 Nassau Cir, Kansas, MO
Phone: 1 816-464-2100

Budget

Address: 1217 Wyandotte St, Kansas, MO
Phone: 1 816-471-3953

Thrifty Car Rental  

Car Rental Agency
Address: 1 Nassau Circle, Kansas, MO
Phone: 1 877-283-0898

Avis Car Rental  
Address: 3412 Main St, Kansas, MO
Phone: 1 816-931-1039

Taxi Services: You can avail taxi services throughout the city. All major hotels, notable tourist spots, entertainment districts and shopping venues have taxi stations. Some city's major taxi service providers are listed below.

Website: www.kansas-city-taxi.com

KC TAXI CAB
Phone: 1 816-916-4291

Allstar Cab Co Llc  
Address: 1001 Spruce Ave, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 1 816-241-6500

A-1 Crown Transportation  
Address: 2736 Mercier St, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 1 816-753-9300

Abe's Transportation, LLC.  
Airport Shuttle Service Provider
Address: Kansas City, MO
Phone: 1 816-349-5393

Orange Cab Co  
Address: 3118 E Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 1 816-842-6969

Airport taxi  
Address: 414 Garfield Ave, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 1 816-785-9706

Kansas city shuttle  
Airport Shuttle Service Provider
Address: 8511 Oxford Ave, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 1 816-353-7100

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