Kansas City International Airport Guide (MCI)

Airport info
Code: MCI
One International Square, Kansas City, Missouri 64195-2054, United States

Kansas City International Airport is situated 32km (20 miles) northwest of Kansas City in the mid-west state of Missouri, in the USA.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +1
+1 816 243 5237
Kansas City International Airport map

Kansas City International Airport – which operates mainly domestic, but also some international routes – is one of the largest airports in Missouri. Our Kansas City International Airport guide includes information on terminal services, public transportation routes and nearby accommodation options.

Airport news

Terminal A has closed for refurbishment and expansion. When it re-opens (scheduled 2016), Terminal B will be demolished and Terminal C will be rented out as office space, making the airport a single terminal facility.


Information kiosks are located at the bus shelters in the economy car park. Courtesy telephones throughout Kansas City International Airport provide an information service (tel: +1 816 243 5237). Ambassadors are also on hand to provide assistance to passengers.

Transfer between terminals

Red shuttle buses provide free transportation between terminals and to/from the ‘circle’ car parks. Blue buses offer complimentary transfers from the economy car parks to the terminals.

Driving directions

From central Kansas City, take Interstate 29 heading northeast and turn off at exit 13 onto Cookingham Drive. This road leads directly to the airport (journey time: 25 minutes).

From the north and west, take Interstate 435, turn onto Interstate 29 and likewise take Cookingham Drive to the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:The Metro Bus (tel: +1 816 221 0660; www.kcata.org) provides services from Monday to Friday to central Kansas City from the stands located outside the terminals (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: US$1.50).

Shuttle:SuperShuttle buses (tel: +1 800 258 3826; www.supershuttle.com) serve Kansas City and local areas; desks are located in all terminals. A number of other shuttle service providers are also available (a full list is available on the airport’s website). The general shared-ride fare to central Kansas City is around US$20.

Taxi:Taxis are available via courtesy telephones located both inside and outside the terminal building at each baggage reclaim area. Taxis can also be booked from external, personal phones (tel: +1 816 243 2345). The fare to central Kansas City is approximately US$45, depending on specific destination and traffic conditions.

Terminal facilities


ATMS are available throughout the airport both pre- and post-security.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Kansas City International Airport. In addition, there is an on-site post office located at 156 Paris Street.


There is a selection of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and fast-food facilities in all terminals. The best choice is to be found in Terminal B, with a tequileria, wine bar, grill restaurant and a purveyor of pizza among the options.


Various shops are available in Terminal B, including newsagents, gift shops and specialist retailers such as a golf shop and children’s clothing outlet. Terminal C houses a single news and gift retailer.


A lost and found service is available at the airport with a designated office for items lost in the terminal (tel: +1 816 243 5237) and items lost in the parking areas or on the red or blue airport buses (tel: +1 816 243 5870). Luggage lockers are not available at the airport.


Other facilities at Kansas City International Airport include a first aid centre.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are self-service business facilities at the business centres in all terminals. Additionally, the on-site Kansas City Airport Marriott hotel (tel: +1 816 464 2200; www.marriott.com) has a fully equipped business centre, as well as a number of meeting rooms, including a ballroom accommodating up to 650 delegates.

Disabled facilities

The terminal buildings are fully accessible, with lifts, TTD telephones, Braille signage and adapted toilets. Passengers requiring wheelchairs should request these from their airline before travelling. Disabled car parking spaces are available, and shuttles between the car parks and the terminal are wheelchair-accessible. There is also a pet relief area for guide dogs. As always, passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking

Short- and long-term covered car parks, which are connected to the terminal buildings via walkways, are available at each terminal. The ‘circle’ surface car parks are located between terminals and are served by the free red bus shuttle route. The 15,000-space economy car park, split into areas corresponding to each terminal, is served by a separate shuttle route (blue bus) which links to the relevant terminal. For more information contact the parking office (tel: +1 816 243 5870).

Car rental

Car hire companies present at Kansas City International Airport include: ACE, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. The car hire area is situated between the Marriott hotel and the economy car park.


There is one on-site hotel at Kansas City International Airport, with a large choice of others located nearby – many of which offer courtesy shuttles to and from the terminals.

Kansas City Airport Marriott

+1 816 464 2200.

Located within the grounds of Kansas City International Airport, the Marriott is the closest hotel to the terminal buildings. Hotel facilities include meeting space and business amenities, a restaurant and an airport shuttle service.

775 Brasilia Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64153, Missouri

Hilton Kansas City Airport

+1 816 891 8900.

Just 5km (3 miles) from Kansas City International Airport, the Hilton Kansas City Airport offers guests all of the luxuries you'd expect from the international chain, including high-speed internet access, extensive meeting space, leisure facilities and on-site dining.

8801 Northwest 112 Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64153, Missouri

Econo Lodge Airport

+1 816 464 5082.

Providing affordable and comfortable accommodation near to the airport, the Econo Lodge Airport offers guests free high-speed internet access and a continental breakfast as part of the nightly room rate.

11300 Northwest Prairie View Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64153, Missouri

Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport

+1 816 801 8400.

Boasting a range of business and leisure facilities and a restaurant within a short distance of Kansas City International Airport, the Holiday Inn – like many local hotels – puts on a free shuttle bus service to the airport.

11729 Northwest Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64153, Missouri

Hampton Inn Kansas City Airport

+1 816 464 5454.

Located just off Route 29 – a short distance from Kansas City International Airport – the Hampton Inn is connected via a free shuttle bus service to the terminal buildings. Other facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre and meeting space.

11212 North Newark Circle, Kansas City, Missouri 64153, Missouri

Quality Suites Airport

+1 816 464 5500.

Ideal for those on a budget, the Quality Suites Airport features a swimming pool, a business centre with meeting space, and a fitness area. Just 3km (2 miles) from Kansas City International Airport, the hotel is linked to the airport by a shuttle bus service.

1951 Northwest Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64153, Missouri
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