Getting to Lawrence

Lawrence is 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 (MCI), just 45 minutes northeast is serviced by most major airlines.

Click here for maps and driving directions.

Check out any one of these airlines servicing MCI to make your reservations for a Lawrence getaway:

Or, visit the Lawrence Municipal Airport. It is equipped for corporate jets with two 5,000-foot lighted runways and two 3,500-foot runways as well as an instrument landing system. Charter service is also available.
Call: 785-842-0000.

Driving to Lawrence

Check the charts below for mileage and drive times.

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

Car Rental

Hertz Rental

Car and truck rental, unlimited rates available, customer pick up and delivery. Open 7 days a week with special rates for KU employees.
Location: 1120 E. 23rd St.
Call: 785-842-6297

Laird Noller Automotive Leasing

Cars, vans and pickups at affordable rates. Open Monday through Friday 7:30 am-5:30 pm.
Location: 23rd & Alabama St.
Call: 785-843-3500

Public Transit

The T

Lawrence's public transit system. Visit or call 785-312-7054 for a route map.


Amtrak Passenger Service
Location: 413 E. 7th St.
Call: 1-800-872-7245


Location: 1401 W. 6th St.
Call: 785-843-5622

Shuttle & Limo Services

Affordable Limo

Door-to-door, 24 hour KCI transportation service at an affordable rate.
Call: 785-841-0463, 1-800-737-9319
E-mail: ojebode [at] aol [dot] com

Groud Transportation Services, Inc.

Call: 785-842-TAXI, 1-888-467-3729

Lawrence First Class Transportation

Door-to-door, airport transportation available 24 hours a day. Luxury vehicles at competitive rates available for all occasions.
Call: 785-841-5466
E-mail: contact [at] lawrencelimos [dot] com

SDM Transportation

Providing airport shuttle and private charter services in the Lawrence, Kansas City and Topeka area.
Call: (785) 979-2428,