Directions To Kansas City Intl Airport

From downtown Kansas City, drivers can travel via Interstate 29/US-71 north to the airport. There are signs directing traffic to leave the freeway at Exit 13. The roadway travels directly to all three airport terminals as well as long-term and short-term parking lots.

If coming to the airport from the east, drivers will find the shortest route to be westbound Interstate 70 to US-71. Traveling north on Highway 71, drivers will see informational signs directing them to the airport. Exit 2G takes northbound drivers to Interstate 29 and the exit for the airport.

Coming from the north, drivers can travel southbound on Interstate 29 and use Exit 13 to access the airport. Travelers driving from the west on Interstate 70 can merge onto I-670 and take Exit 2N to access Interstate 29. Traveling north, drivers can take Exit 13 to access the airport road.

Kansas City International Airport is composed of three terminals, each with its own parking garage. The parking areas adjacent to the terminals are connected to the arrivals/departure hall via an elevated walkway. The airport has a large economy parking lot reachable via Mexico City Avenue and Canberra Street. This lot has hourly and daily rates, and a free shuttle operates from the economy lot to all three passenger terminals.

Economy Lot A is also the designated cell phone parking area. Passengers waiting for their party to arrive may use this lot for up to two hours free of charge. From the cell phone parking area, drivers can turn onto Mexico City Avenue, turn left onto Paris Street, and then take a right onto Cookingham Road. This takes drivers directly to the airport arrival roadway.

For arriving passengers picking up a rental car, free shuttles shared by all major rental agencies will stop at curbside outside the baggage claim areas and at designated terminal medians. The shuttle takes passengers directly to the on-site or nearby agency locations. All major car rental agencies have customer service operations in each of the three passenger terminals. The rental car agencies will provide drivers with maps to help relocate the agency office when returning the vehicle.

Metro Bus service also operates on weekdays to and from Kansas City International Airport. For those who do not wish to drive, the Metro Bus service offers rapid transport to and from downtown Kansas City, with connections for outlying neighborhoods and suburbs.