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Kansas City International Airport uses the airport code MCI. It is located at 1 International Way, Kansas City, MO 64153.
KCI airport is located about 20 minutes from downtown, 25 minutes from Crown Center, 35 minutes from the Country Club Plaza and 45 minutes from Overland Park.
If you are arriving near rush hour you may need to add 15 minutes. Unlike most airports, every airline at KCI has its own baggage claim. There is not a central baggage claim location.
The airport consists of three terminals: A, B and C. Depending on your airline you will arrive at one of these three terminals. To move from one terminal to another you must use a red courtesy bus; you cannot walk or take a tram.
Once exiting the plane you have three choices for ground transportation. SuperShuttle operates the airport shuttle contract. There are nine offices at KCI located near the baggage claim area. Reservations are encouraged in advance or tickets can be purchased at the offices or kiosks. At KCI taxis do not sit on the curb. You will need to locate a white courtesy phone located in one of three places: the breezeways before you walk outside, directly outside after exiting the terminal or on the hotel board. Once you call, a taxi will pull around in a few minutes. Unlike most cities, taxis in KC do not provide a city regulated fixed airport rate. The price is determined by the distance and how long you are in the car. Therefore you have no way of knowing what your final cost will be. Finally, you can also pre-arrange for town car service. Chauffeurs greet passengers at the gate or baggage claim and park the car directly outside your airline; often only 100 feet from exiting your plane. KC is unique in that is offers very competitive luxury town car rates compared to similar cites of its size.
For more information about the airport, visit www.flykci.com.
Please proceed into the breeze ways and pick up red courtesy phone. A taxi will be ordered and pull around. Taxi phones are also located near the hotel boards. Depending on time of day and traffic, the cost is $40-$75