Kansas City International

Kansas City International Airport (MCI)


Located 15 miles (24km) northwest of Kansas City in Missouri, Kansas City International Airport is a mid-sized facility serving more than 10 million passengers each year. There are direct flights to Kansas City International Airport from numerous international destinations as well as major US cities.

Originally called Mid-Continent International Airport, Kansas City International Airport has three main terminals and is consistently rated among the top airports in North America. Friendly staff and efficient processing times make the facility easy to navigate, and a variety of shops and restaurants provide entertainment while waiting for flights.


The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) northwest of Kansas City.

Getting to the city

The Metro Bus provides daily transport to the city centre for $1.50, and shuttle buses link the airport with several hotels in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Taxis and rental cars are also available.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: +1 816 243 5237.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, ACE, Fox, Payless, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis can be organised from the courtesy telephones in the baggage reclaim areas. Be sure to give the dispatcher your exact location. Mobile app-based taxi services, like Uber, are available.

Transfer between terminals

A free shuttle service is available. Red Buses run between Circle Parking Lots and the three terminals. Bus stops are located outside of each terminal by the signs marked 'Red Inter-Terminal Connection'. Buses arrive approximately every 15 minutes. 'Blue Buses' run between the Economy Parking Lots and the terminals. Bus stops are located on the curbs outside the terminals and are marked with overhead signs. Buses arrive approximately every 10 minutes. All buses are wheelchair-friendly.


Facilities include ATMs, internet access, bars, restaurants, shops, business centres and pet relief areas. Disabled facilities are good; passengers are advised to contact their airline in advance.


Garage Parking costs $3 for each hour up to a daily maximum of $23. Circle Parking has the same hourly rate, but costs only $15.50 per day. Economy Parking costs $7.50 per day. Free shuttles connect the more distant lots to the terminals.




Kansas City International Airport has free wifi.

Business Lounges

Airline lounges including the American Airlines Admirals Club (Terminal C) and Delta Crown Room Club (Terminal B) provide business services and conference facilities for passengers.

Kansas City International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.