Kansas City Transportation
Greyhound Downtown Bus Station is located at 1101 Troost Ave. Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on fares and scheduling, call 800-231-2222 or visit greyhound.com.
Union Station is located at 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City. Amtrak does not provide transportation to or from the airport.
To book your reservation call Amtrak at 800-872-7245 or visit amtrak.com for more details.
Amtrak offers routes to Kansas City from a number of cities across the country:
The Southwest Chief operates between Chicago and Los Angeles, with Kansas City Union Station as an important stop.
The Missouri River Runner travels from Kansas City to St. Louis and includes additional stops in Independence, Lees Summit, Warrensburg, Sedalia, Jefferson City, Hermann, Washington and Kirkwood.
For accessibility information, call (800) USA-RAIL or (800) 872-7245.
Kansas City International Airport:
Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located 19 miles northwest of downtown Kansas City. KCI offers:
- 11 airlines, 50 non-stop destinations and more than 400 daily flights
- Within a 3-hour flight from either coast
- 55 million people within a day’s drive
Kansas City Streetcar:
The two-mile, north-south KC Downtown Streetcar starter line runs from River Market to the historic Union Station, traveling mostly along Main Street. Areas serviced include the Central Business/Convention District, the Power & Light District and Crown Center—not to mention the numerous business, restaurants, art galleries and residences along the way. Learn more.
- FREE to ride
- 16 stops -- with 13 shelters and digital kiosks
- Bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers welcome with boarding and disembarking from middle car
- Service animals and dogs in small carriers welcome
Hours of Operation
- Monday-Thursday: 6AM - Midnight
- Friday: 6AM - 2AM
- Saturday: 7AM - 2AM
- Sunday: 7AM - 10PM
BCycle is a 24/7 public bike share system for short trips. They offer 30 stations serving Downtown, Westport, the Country Club Plaza, KCAI and The Nelson-Atkins Museum, 18th & Vine Jazz District and the Trolley Track Trail. Learn more.
Kansas City is an Uber-friendly community on both sides of the state line. Additionally, there are options such as Z-Trip.
Kansas City’s public bus system, serves all of the major metropolitan areas, plus most adjacent communities. The Metro operates at KCI Airport Monday through Friday.
The Metro Area Express (MAX) bus rapid transit line connects the River Market, Downtown, Crown Center and the Country Club Plaza entertainment districts with fast, frequent and easy-to-use service. Easily identifiable traffic shelters are located along the route with real-time digital displays indicating next bus arrival time and connecting service.
Many rental car companies are available at KCI Airport and throughout the city.
- ACE, 816-464-2100
- Fox, 816-464-2100
- Alamo, 816-464-5151
- Hertz, 816-243-5765
- Avis, 816-243-5760
- National, 816-243-5770
- Budget, 816-243-5757
- Payless, 800-258-2100
- Dollar, 800-800-4000
- Thrifty, 816-464-5600
- Enterprise, 816-464-2500
Taxi & Car Service
Taxi and car services are available throughout the Kansas City metro area. Taxi stands are located at all major hotels, shopping and entertainment districts. Taxi fare starts at $2.50 with an additional $2 per mile and $1 for any time spent waiting in traffic. Traveling from the airport to downtown via taxi will cost you about $50.
Phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside each terminal at baggage claim areas, and at other convenient locations outside terminal exits.