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

Air Transportation

Manhattan Regional Airport's logo

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

Expansion of the terminal building has increased 3.5 times bigger to 42,000 square feet. Manhattan Regional Airport is the fastest-growing airport in Kansas. Now is the time. Fly MHK! Check flights; purchase tickets. 
Manhattan Regional Airport 

Kansas Jet Center

Executive air charter service at Manhattan Regional Airport. KS Jet Center

Shuttle Service

Ground transportation is available by many of our hotel properties. Check with lodging accommodations for shuttle services. Ground transportation for Kansas City International Airport ( through Quicksilver.
Quicksilver Airport Shuttle and Limousine

Getting Around Manhattan

Learn about transportation service around Manhattan from the following categories:

Local maps

These maps help you navigate the Manhattan area:

Active Construction Projects

Find where city crews are working and where to anticipate traffic slowdowns.