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About Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

Downtown Airport, the first airport founded in Kansas City of the USA, was opened to flights in 1927. Due to the natural disasters that occurred in the region during 1950s, renewal activities were carried out in the airport, which was heavily damaged. After a decision was made by the local authorities on founding a new airport in the region in 1972, the general flights in Downtown Airport were gradually stopped. There is a museum, National Airline History Museum, in the airport which has great significance for the aviation history of the USA. Today, Downtown Airport only hosts corporate and private flights.

Getting to the City Center from Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

You can easily reach the city centre from Kansas City International Airport by taxi. Those who prefer public transportation can take the metrobus. There are also private shuttle services that depart from the airport to different areas of the city. If a more comfortable mode of transportation is preferred, you can rent a vehicle or a limousine in the city.

Taxi

You can use the courtesy phones installed in the main points of the airport to call for a taxi. The taxi starting rate is 2.5 dollars, and 2.1 dollars is added to each additional mile travelled. The taxi ride to the city centre will on average last 20 minutes.

Car Rental

There are 8 car rental companies located in the airport. Renting a vehicle suitable to your budget will not only make it easier to reach the city centre, but will add greater freedom for the entirety of your trip. You can also rent a vehicle with a chauffeur if you wish. If you are in the look-out for something extraordinary, you can take advantage of the almost 30 limousine companies in the airport.  

Metrobus

You can easily reach the city centre from the airport via metrobus. A one-way ticket costs 1.5 dollars. If planning to use public transportation during your trip, ensure to carry change with you. The metrobus only accepts ‘punch cards’, or cash, and because change is not provided, it is advisable to pay the exact amount. The driver can provide you with a card that needs ‘topping-up’ for a fee of 75 cents.

Shuttle Service

There are 20 different shuttle service companies operating from the airport to different areas of the city. Some of them demand booking in advance.

Last Updated: 09 Apr 2017
Getting to Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport from the City Center

To get to Kansas City International Airport from the city center, you can take a taxi or book a shuttle service at the airport. If you want to keep your transportation cost to a minimum, you can choose Metro Bus. For those who do not want to give up on comfort, there is a car / limousine rental option.

Taxi

In Kansas City, the taxi fares start at 2.5 dollar and an additional 2.10 dollar is added for every mile. By taxi you can reach the airport in 20 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

Car Rental

It is possible to easily get to the airport by agreeing with one of the many car / limousine rental companies in the city center. To get to the airport by car you must follow the I-29 N road. Under normal conditions, you can reach the airport in less than half an hour.

Metro Bus

You can go directly to the airport by metro bus which you will get from the city center. The ticket price is 1.5 dollar but only cash and a monthly card are accepted so be sure that you have coins with you.

Shuttle Service

There are 20 different shuttle service companies carrying passengers to the airport. You must make a reservation in advance for these services, which pick passengers from different parts of the city. Your hotel can help you with this. You can reach details and contact information about Shuttle services online.

Airport Information

Kansas City International Airport, originally the Mid-Continent International Airport, is located 15 miles northwest of the city center. It has a free Wi-Fi network in every area of ​​the airport which is serving with 3 terminals and designed as a 3-leaf flower.

The airport, which hosts more than 10 million passengers a year, serves a number of shops for passengers who want to spend their time shopping and have a large number of places to eat.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2017

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