Car Hire from Kansas City International Airport
Kansas City in Missouri, bordering the state of Kansas is an underrated city overlooked by tourists, however there is lots on offer making the city worth a visit. Hiring a car from Kansas City International Airport gives you the opportunity to get around Kansas City and the surrounding area with ease. Skyscanner can help you find the best car hire deal available.
Where to hire a car at Kansas City International Airport
When hiring a car from Kansas City International Airport there are a number of car rental companies located in the grounds of the airport. A shuttle bus is available to take you from the terminals to the car rental area. Ace, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, and Payless are all located here.
Petrol Stations near Kansas City International Airport
If you have hired your car on a full to full fuel policy you will need to refuel it before returning it to avoid any excess fuel charges.
There is a Conoco Gas Station on the grounds of the airport on Paris Street which is near the car rental area. If you are travelling to the airport via Interstate 29 there is a BP Station off exit 12 near the Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel, a 6 minute drive from the airport.
Driving around Kansas City International Airport
Kansas City Airport has an ideal location to the north of Kansas City and enjoys excellent road connections. There is easy access to Interstate 29 which runs north to the Canadian border and Interstate 435 which circles Kansas City, connecting you to most of the Interstate highways in north Missouri and Kansas.
Getting to your destination
Here is a guide to some of the top destinations near Kansas City International Airport which can be easily reached after hiring a car.
Barbecue food, craft beers, Jazz, performing arts and art deco architecture all await you in Kansas City, Missouri.
Kansas City International Airport to Kansas City is a 25 minute, 21 mile drive via the I-29 heading south. Parking is easy to find with over 40,000 spaces available in the Downtown area, River Market District and the Crossroads Arts District where you will find most of the city’s attractions.
A vibrant city known for its thriving music and arts scene, Lawrence, Kansas plays host to a number of exciting music venues, upcoming and established bands, record labels and the annual Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival at Clinton State Park.
Kansas City Airport to Lawrence is a 50 minute, 50 mile drive via the I-70 heading west. The Kansas Turnpike which includes the I-70 is a toll road, when you enter the road you will be given a ticket which needs to be provided when you make your exit which will determine your toll charge. To avoid tolls you can travel via the I-29, 1-40 and onto State Avenue through the small city of Tonganoxie, this route takes 10 minutes longer.
Topeka, Kansas played an important role in the US Civil War and Civil Rights Movement and this can be explored in the many historic sites and museums in the city. The Old Prairie Town, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and Kansas Statehouse are all must visits.
Kansas City Airport to Topeka is a 1 hour 10 minute, 75 mile drive via the I-70 heading west, passing through the city of Lawrence on the way. As with Lawrence, when driving to Topeka you will encounter the Kansas Turnpike and associated tolls. Tolls can be avoided by taking the MO-273 N and the KS-4 W however this will add an additional 30 minutes to your journey.