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Travel and Transportation

Discover your many options for getting in and around Wichita using public transportation. Most Wichita residents rely on private automobiles for travel around the region. The Kansas Turnpike (Interstate 35), Interstates 135 and 235, U.S. Route 54/400, and K-96 run through and near the city.

Air Service

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is located 6 miles southwest of Wichita. As the largest airport in the state of Kansas, Wichita Mid-Continent serves more than one million passengers a year. The facility is large enough to handle major airlines but small enough to avoid the confusion of major airports.

Ten airlines provide air service to Wichita with non-stop flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Memphis, Minneapolis, and Phoenix.

Mid-Continent Airport offers three parking lots from which to choose – short-term, long-term, and park & ride. Or, if you are picking up guests arriving at the airport, you may park free of charge in the cell phone lot. You may also take advantage of the first 30 minutes of FREE parking in the short-term lot. Handicap parking stalls are located in the short-term and park & ride lots. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, no vehicles can be left unattended within 300 feet of the terminal building. Any vehicle left unattended will be ticketed and may be towed.

Fixed-Base Operators

Fixed-base operators located at Wichita Mid-Continent include Yingling Aircraft, United Beechcraft, and Executive Aircraft Corporation. Twelve cargo operators also have facilities at the airport.

Regional Airports

  • Beech Field
    10501 E. Central
  • Colonel James Jabara Airport
    3512 N. Webb Road,
  • Maize Airport
    8001 W. 45th. St. N.
  • Riverside Airport - General aviation
    3414 N. Hoover,
  • Westport Airport - General aviation
    2558 S. Kessler

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Wichita Transportation
Ground Transportation

The Wichita Transit system currently operates 51 buses and 26 wheelchair lift vans on 18 fixed routes offering bus routes providing service to within one-quarter mile of 90% of the residents within the city limits.

Regular routes beginning at the Transit Center (214 S. Topeka) operate weekdays from 5:45 a.m. through 6:25 p.m., and on Saturdays from 6:45 a.m. through 5:25 p.m. Schedules are available from the Transit Center, City Hall, Wichita State's CAC.

Downtown Trolley Service
During the week the trolley is a principal form of transportation for the downtown lunch crowd, ferrying businesspeople through noontime hurry, from centers of government and finance to eateries from Old Town to Seneca Street in the River West area.

On Saturdays, the trolleys run from the Farm & Art Market in Old Town to the Museum District with stops at Cowtown, Botanica, the Wichita Art Museum, and the Mid-American All-Indian Center.

Kansas Turnpike Authority - The 236-mile Turnpike was constructed in 22 months and opened to traffic October 25, 1956.

Taxi Cabs

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    Online ordering for cabs, courier, and shuttles. 24 Hr taxi service, parcel delivery, jump cable start. Shuttle service between Wichita and Kansas City with stops in El Dorado, Emporia, Ottawa, and Kansas City.

Limousine Service

  • Executive Limousine
    Features uniformed chauffeurs, color televisions, halo and cove lighting, ice bars, crystal glassware, AM/FM stereo CD sound system, velour and leather interiors, tinted windows, privacy petition, complementary soft drinks, juices, and much, much more.

Greyhound Bus Lines
Provides inter-city transportation with 13 departures daily. Greyhound can be contacted at (316)265-7711 in Wichita or (800)231-2222.

The nearest Amtrak station is in Newton, offering service on the Southwest Chief route between Los Angeles and Chicago.

Auto Rental

The Cyberguide to Wichita can help you to select and make car rental reservations in advance from over 60 different car reservation companies. You can choose to select rates from all car rental companies in a city, or specify the particular company you would like.

Rates will depend on availability, size and type of car. You can select a particular type of car to narrow your search. You will be expected to pay for any gas, insurance, taxes or extra equipment. If your reservation is for more than 5 days, a weekly rate will be quoted.

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