Getting Around Topeka
Getting to Topeka and getting around Topeka is easy. Topeka is at the crossroads of I-70 and I-335, providing exceptional east-west and north-south access. Kansas City International Airport is within one hour's drive, providing quick and easy flights all around the world. The Manhattan Regional Airport is also within an hour’s drive and provides daily flights to Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. And if you want to leave the driving to others, Amtrak and Greyhound Bus Lines serve the Topeka area.
Consider starting your trip at the Topeka Visitor Center at 618 S. Kansas Ave. in downtown Topeka. The Visitor Center is the place for maps, local information and insider tips on what to see and do. The Visitor Center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 800-235-1030 for more information.
Coming to the area?
With two airports within an hour's drive, it is easy to travel to and from Topeka. The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is east of Topeka and is serviced by Air Canada, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Sea Port Airlines, Southwest, United, and U.S. Airways. The Kansas City International Airport has nonstop flights to 45 cities throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) is west of Topeka and is serviced by American Eagle, a regional affiliate of American Airlines. This airport offers round-trip direct flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).
Arrive in Topeka by the National Railroad. Amtrak provides service to Topeka from hundreds of destinations. The Amtrak Station and waiting room is at 500 SE Holliday Place. Purchase tickets at the station, online or by phone at 1-800-872-7245. The station’s local phone number is 785-357-5362.
Current Road and Weather Conditions in the Topeka Area
Find current information regarding highway and road travel in the Topeka area at the Kansas Department of Transportation by visiting KanDrive.org or by calling 511 while in the state.
Up-to-date weather information is available from the National Weather Service. Check out their website for more information.
Interstate, U.S. Highways and State Highways
Topeka is accessible from the following: I-70, I-335 and I-470; U.S 24, 40 and 75; KS 4. I-70 east of Topeka to Kansas City is a toll road. I-335 is also a toll road which head south to Emporia where it joins I-35 out of Wichita.
Bus Service: Topeka Metro, 785-783-7000, www.topekametro.org
Taxi Service: Capitol City Taxi, 785-267-3777. Yellow Cab Company, 785-357-4444.