Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City, US


Getting into Kansas City

Shuttles, Buses and Taxis

There are several options to get from MCI into Kansas City, though all of them rely on cars.

Metro Bus

Metro bus route 129 leaves at terminal C and goes all the way to downtown Kansas City. The bus has an irregular schedule, though it leaves approximately once per hour. Fare is about USD 1.50.


Taxis are located in front of all terminals. It's a 25 to 40 minute cab ride to get to downtown Kansas City. The fare is between 50 and 80 USD.

Shuttle/Limousine Services

There are many private shuttle bus companies who will take you anywhere and who'll likely charge you less than the taxi drivers. However you might have to wait for other passengers. Limousine services offer more service and privacy than regular taxis.

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Getting around the airport


The Kansas City International Airport lies 24km northwest of Kansas City, Missouri. Its IATA code MCI stems from its original name Mid-Continent International Airport which refers to its position in the middle of the North American contintent. It consists of three ring-shaped terminal. The special shape was part of a concept to reduce walking distances from arriving cars to the airplane. In the center of each ring are parking lots.

  • Terminal A: Gates A1-A30 (not in use since 2014)
  • Terminal B: Gates B31-B60
  • Terminal C: Gates C61-C90

Travelling between terminals

There are shuttle bus connections running between the terminals. The red bus line travels between terminals and parking lots and leaves approximately every 15 minutes.

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Two lounges in terminal B and C

There are two airline lounges at MCI airport:

  • American Airlines Admirals Club
    Location: Terminal C, airside, next to gate 79
    Opening hours: 05:00-19:30 (Sun-Fri); 05:00-16:45 (Sat)
  • Delta Crown Room Club
    Location: Terminal B, airside, between Gates 57 & 58
    Opening hours: 05:00-18:30 (Sun-Fri); 05:00-16:30 (Sat)
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Power outlets

Hard to find

Because of the circular airport design and many security checks there are not many sitting areas in the airport, which also means that power outlets are pretty rare and hard to find. Try restaurants and coffee shops.

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Car rental

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All major rental car companies are located in a separate rental car center which is close to the terminals. There are shuttle buses going from all terminals to the rental car center.

  • ACE, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty
    Location: 1 Nassau Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153
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Dine and shop before security

Terminal B and C

Once you have passed the security checkpoints there are only a few food and shopping options in Terminal B and Terminal C.

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Security checkpoint

Shorter lines

Travelers have reported that there is a little used security checkpoint near gates 31-35 that usually has shorter lines.

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Not available

There are no showers in the MCI airport.

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