The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center(www.marriott.com) is located approximately 30 minutes from Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
Carey Limousine provides 24-hour sedan services from the airport to downtown.
Cost: Approximately $65.50 one way (includes gratuity). Call (816) 471-1234 or reserve online(www.kctg.com).
Courtesy phones for taxi service are located inside and outside the airport terminal at each baggage claim area and at other locations outside the terminal exits. Be ready to give the dispatcher your exact location.
Fares may be shared when the originating passenger requests it and all other passengers agree.
Cost: $2.50 plus $2.10 per mile. Rates may vary due to traffic delays and waiting time.
If calling from a personal phone, call (816) 243-2345.
Note: Taxi drivers are required to take all trips regardless of length. If short-trip service is refused, obtain the name and vehicle number of the taxi and report it by calling (816) 243-5237. It is also illegal for taxi drivers to solicit your business without invitation.
Both ridesharing services Uber and Lyft are available in Kansas City.
Transportation Around Kansas City
AVIS and Budget are the AAFP official car rental companies. Take advantage of your membership benefit when renting a car for the AAFP Leadership Conference.
AVIS: Reserve online(www.avis.com) or call (800) 331-1600.
Be sure to have your AAFP Avis Discount number available: A685100
Budget: Reserve online(www.budgetcarrental.com) or call (800) 842-5628.
Be sure to have your AAFP Budget Customer Discount number available: D574100
KC Streetcar - It's Free to Ride!
Running from the River Market on the north end to Union Station and Crown Center on the south, KC Streetcar(kcstreetcar.org) connects all the downtown neighborhoods with 16 platform stops and 2 miles of track.
The KC Streetcar will be the most frequent transit service in the region, with streetcars running every 10 minutes during peak weekday periods. During the remainder of the week, streetcars will run every 12 to 18 minutes. Hours of operation are:
- Monday: Thursday: 6 a.m. – Midnight
- Friday: 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.
- Saturday: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
- Sunday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Kansas City B-Cycle(kansascity.bcycle.com) is a bicycle rental service designed for short trips around downtown. A self-service bike station is located near 12th and Wyandotte Streets. Additional stations are located between River Market on the north and Crown Center on the south. Bikes can be rented between 5 a.m. and midnight, and can be returned to any station that has an open dock.
Cost: $3 for 30 minutes or $7 for 24 hours
Get real-time information(kansascity.bcycle.com) about B-station locations, and bicycle and docking availability or download the B-station mobile app(itunes.apple.com).
Kansas City’s MAX bus service operates along the Main Street corridor, from the River Market through downtown, past Union Station and Crown Center, and south to the Country Club Plaza, Hours of operation are 5:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m., seven days a week.
Cost: $1.50, collected on board, with free transfers to the rest of the Metro system.