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The closest major airport is Kansas City International Airport, also known as MCI or KMCI, located in Kansas City, Missouri, 36 miles from the city center of Lawrence, KS.


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The driving distance between Kansas City and Lawrence can be made in approximately 41 minutes, the cost of the fuel being of about $8 for a round trip.


Getting around in Lawrence, KS

The public bus transportation system in Lawrence is operated by the `T` bus system, considered to be `fairly good and inexpensive`, according to previous visitors. As of fall 2008, all KU students have free access on the T buses, as well as on the `KU on Wheels` bus system, which is owned and operated by the University of Kansas. Lawrence is considered to be a bike friendly-town, having a good reputation among the biking community, so if you want to find your way around the city by bike, you are more than welcome to do so. Taxi services are available across the city and are considered to be cheap, but are not very common among locals. The people of Lawrence city either use the public bus system to travel inside the city or rely on their own car.


How to get to University of Kansas?

Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!


From Kansas City International Airport: As you leave the airport, make a left onto the 29 N/435 W ramp to Saint Joseph (Topeka), and continue driving for approximately 3.5 miles, until you get to Exit 17. Take the Exit 17 to 435 S toward Topeka for about 19 miles. Take the Exit 12 to 70 W/Kansas Turnpike, toward Topeka, for about 25 miles. When you get to Exit 202 `West Lawrence`, you will have to pay the toll, which is around $1.50. After paying, drive south on McDonald Drive, and be sure to remain in the left lane in order to merge onto Iowa Street. Continue Driving for about 1 mile and make a left onto 15th Street/Bob Billings Parkway. Take the first right and enter the KU Visitor Center.

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