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Little Apple... BIG DESTINATION
Getting to Manhattan
Whether your arrival in The Little Apple® calls for a car ride, plane trip or hopping aboard a bus, Manhattan is an easy-to-find destination, conveniently located just off Interstate 70 in scenic Flint Hills region of northeast Kansas.

State highways 
U.S. Highway 24 and Kansas highways 18 and 177 provide access from nearly every direction.

Interstate 70

Traveling on I-70? Simply take Exit 313 for westbound travel (from Kansas City, Topeka) and proceed 9 miles north. Drivers eastbound from Salina or continuing north from Wichita, Exit 303 funnels traffic onto Kansas 18 (K-18) with a 6-mile northeasterly route across the Kansas River and past the Manhattan Regional Airport. Take a trip across Kansas' I-70: America's Main Street.

Driving distances
  • Topeka - 55 miles
  • Salina - 67 miles
  • Kansas City, KS - 115 miles
  • Wichita - 132 miles
  • Lincoln, NE - 133 miles
  • Omaha, NE - 195 miles
  • St. Louis, MO - 269 miles
  • Oklahoma City, OK - 290 miles
  • Denver, CO - 495 miles
  • Chicago, IL - 656 miles

Manhattan Regional Airport's logoAir transportation
Manhattan Regional Airport is located just 5 miles to the city's west on K-18. The airport is serviced by American Airlines / American Eagle. American Eagle currently provides direct jet service to Dallas-Fort Worth day (three flights/day) with two daily flights to Chicago O'Hare. 

You can find more information about new airport terminals, check flight schedules, and purchase tickets at the airport website. Expansion of the terminal building will increase space to 42,000 square feet. That's 3.5 times bigger, as Manhattan Regional Airport is the fastest-growing airport in Kansas. Now is the time. Fly MHK!

Kansas Air Center
Provides executive air charter service (785-776-1991/888-462-1991 for more information).

Shuttle service
Ground transportation to and from Manhattan (MHK) is available by many of our hotel properties. Check with your lodging accommodations for shuttle services. Ground transportation to and from Kansas City International Airport (FlyKCI.com) is available on Quicksilver Airport Shuttle and Limousine, 1-800-888-8294.


Getting around Manhattan
To learn more about transportation service in and around Manhattan, please choose from the following categories: 
Local maps
The following maps are available to help you navigate the Manhattan area:

Active construction projects
Find where city crews are working and traffic slowdowns are likely, from the City of Manhattan Public Works Dept.