US flight routes to Kansas City


Getting to KC

If you’re flying: Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located on the north side of the metro. Non-stop flights are only 3 hours from either coast. MCI is about 30 minutes from the Marriott Country Club Plaza.

If you’re driving: Located in the heart of the US, several major highways and interstates intersect Kansas City. 

If you’re arriving by Amtrak: You will arrive at historic Union Station, located just minutes from the hotel. 

Contact your Campus or Hub Lead for booking travel.

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The Marriott Hotel Kansas City Country Club Plaza


Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

4445 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Hotel rooms will be reserved and the cost covered by the backbone. 

Please complete your convening registration by Feb 28 to ensure you have a room reserved.

Note: Upon check-in, a valid credit or debit card will be needed for standard daily hold charges and incidentals. 

For more information about the hotel, visit the website for the Marriott Country Club Plaza


Accessible transportation between the hotel and UMKC will be provided throughout the conference. 

Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation to the hotel upon arrival to Kansas City, for any non-conference activites, and following the conclusion of the conference.

Complimentary self-parking at the Marriott is available for those driving.

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Rental Cars

Many rental car options are offered for pick up/drop off at the airport.

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Kansas City’s taxi service.

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Public Bus

KC offers free public transportation on RideKC and RideKC Freedom buses.

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Uber and Lyft are available at the airport and around town.


Recommended Shuttle Services

Many shuttle services are offered in the KC Metro area. For a full list of shuttle options, please click here.