Kansas City’s central location makes it easy to travel by interstates, highways, trains and airlines.


Because of its central location, Kansas City is just a 3-hour flight from anywhere in the continental US.

Check out our Airport Information page.
All UMKC students are able to ride the bus for free! Simply show your UMKC ID when you board.


Click here for the RideKC webpage. Here you can find maps and bus schedules, purchase passes and more.


KC’s Streetcar is relatively new. It connects the River Market to Union Station and Crown Center at no cost to you. Click here for more information.

The Kansas City Streetcar is free to everyone!
For information about the fees for this program, visit:


BCycle is Kansas City’s public bike share system. They have 41 stations serving Downtown, North KC, Westport, the Plaza, 18th & Vine Jazz District, and around the Nelson-Atkins Museum.


UMKC has a FREE Shuttle Bus for Students to help travel around campus. Additionally, your Student ID Card operates as a bus pass for the Kansas City area.


Uber is a taxi service that is operated by independent contractors. Most students contact them using an app on their phone. Click here for more information.

Rental Cars

Click here to find a car agency near you.

Taxi & Car Services

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.

Click here for interactive maps of Kansas City.