Drive to Manhattan!
Manhattan is an easy-to-reach destination, conveniently located just off Interstate 70 in the scenic Flint Hills region of NE Kansas.
US Highway 24 and Kansas highways 18, 113 and 177 provide regional access from every direction into Manhattan.
Interstate 70 travel
Traveling along I-70 provides east and west access points.
Exit 313 (from Kansas City/St. Louis/Topeka), proceed 9 miles north on Kansas Highway 177, across Kansas River and into east-central MHK. Downtown Manhattan district (Poyntz Ave.) is directly accessible, with visitors just minutes to Kansas State University campus via Anderson Avenue.
Coming from Denver or traversing north from Dallas/OKC/Wichita: Exit 303 funnels traffic onto Kansas 18 (K-18); 10-mile NE route across Kansas River, past Manhattan Regional (5 miles from airport) puts travelers into southwestern areas of the city and access to Seth Child Boulevard and Fort Riley Boulevard.
Driving distances (in miles)
Kansas City: 110
Oklahoma City: 290
St. Louis: 370