Getting Around

Hiring a car is the most popular and convenient means of getting around Kansas City. Traffic is seldom too congested and parking is plentiful. Many taxi companies operate in the city and wider region so it's possible to get around by taxi; Lyft and Uber are among the rideshare options.

Kansas City is steadily developing cycling lanes and tracks and hiring a bicycle is a fun option in the downtown area. Public transportation consists of a streetcar system and a bus service. The streetcar is free to ride and operates from 6am to 12am, Monday to Thursday, and until 1am on a Friday, with a limited weekend schedule.


Kansas City International

The airport is situated 21 miles (34km) northwest of Kansas City.

Kansas City International (MCI)


The airport is situated 21 miles (34km) northwest of Kansas City.

Getting to the city

The Metro Bus provides daily transport to the city centre, and shuttle buses link the airport with several hotels in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Taxis and rental cars are also available.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, ACE, Fox, Payless, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis can be organised from the courtesy telephones in the baggage reclaim areas. Passengers should be sure to give the dispatcher their exact location. Mobile app-based taxi services, such as Uber, are available.

Transfer between terminals

A free shuttle service is available. Red Buses run between Circle Parking Lots and the three terminals. Bus stops are located outside of each terminal by the signs marked 'Red Inter-Terminal Connection'. Buses arrive approximately every 15 minutes.

'Blue Buses' run between the Economy Parking Lots and the terminals. Bus stops are located on the curbs outside the terminals and are marked with overhead signs. Buses arrive approximately every 20 minutes. All buses are wheelchair-friendly.


Facilities include ATMs, internet access, bars, restaurants, shops, and pet relief areas. Disabled facilities are good but disabled passengers are advised to contact their airline in advance.


Garage Parking costs $3 for each hour up to a daily maximum of $23. Circle Parking has the same hourly rate, but costs only $15.50 per day. Economy Parking costs $7.50 per day. Free shuttles connect the more distant lots to the terminals.