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Kansas City is the most centrally located major metropolitan area in the United States, making it accessible from nearly anywhere in the nation. If you're flying, Kansas City is just a three-hour flight from either coast.
Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located 19 miles northwest of downtown Kansas City. It offers:
Note: Please be sure to check the new TSA rules on REAL ID requirements, which will go into effect January 22, 2018.
Public Transportation — Bus 129 is operated by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and runs about 20 times per day from Kansas City International Airport to different destinations. Rates are under $2.
The downtown drop off is at 12th and Grand Blvd., approximately four blocks from the event hotels.
6 am-11 pm
There is no weekend service.
SuperShuttle — Rates:
Book online or call 1.800.BLUEVAN (258.3826). There is a $3 fee for booking via phone.
When you arrive at the airport, collect your luggage and check in at the SuperShuttle office, located just across from the baggage claim inside the terminal(s).
Download the free SuperShuttle app to check in, track your driver in real time, and stay informed regarding your transportation. It’s available at your app store or at SuperShuttle.com.
Champion Shuttle – Rates:
Book online or call 913.937.9444.
We will meet you in baggage claim with a sign. Approximately 40 minutes prior to your pick up, you will receive notification of your driver’s name, number, and photo. ChampionShuttle.com
Charter Buses — If you are planning to bring a charter bus to PTK Centennial Catalyst, you must have a permit for that bus. The permits must be obtained from the hotel property where you are staying.
Uber — Approximately $26 from the airport to downtown. Use the Uber app on your phone and provide your exact location at the airport. When prompted, enter your terminal (B or C) and door number.
Rental Car - All rental car companies share a Gray Rental Car Shuttle that stops at marked shelters at terminal medians.
Taxis — approximately $48 from the airport to downtown.
Phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside each terminal at baggage claim areas, and at other convenient locations outside terminal exits.
View the full list of travel options in Kansas City.
Parking is available at the Auditorium Plaza Garage:
1220 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64104
There’s a special PTK Centennial Catalyst rate of $10 — simply show your name badge for the discount.
(Rate applies each time you enter the garage.)
View the downtown parking map.
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