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Travel Information


Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas --- The Little Apple --- is pleased to host the 9th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium. There are many options for traveling to Manhattan.

**New Information re: Parking Permit**

Parking at the Alumni Center is somewhat limited.  If you wish to purchase a discounted parking permit for the Parking Garage ($5/day), please send a request to Rebecca Frakes, rebecca@ksu.edu.

Directions to Manhattan and Campus

Kansas State University maintains directions to Manhattan and campus maps online on the K-State website.

Manhattan Regional Airport

Manhattan Regional Airport, FLYMHK.COM, currently has 3 flights daily to/from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and two flights daily to/from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) airports. The airport is approximately a 15 to 20 minute drive to/from the hotel and campus. Taxi service is available for an approximate rate of $18.00 to $20.00. You may call a taxi from the airport at the following numbers or you may want to pre-arrange service.

Wildcat Taxi: 785-577-8808
Bell Taxi: 785-537-2086
Taxi-4-Less: 785-776-5508
ATA Bus (Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency): 785-537-6345; toll free 877-551-6345; must call at least 24 hours in advance; only operates between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm

Rental cars are also available but may not be necessary due to the close proximity of the meeting and lodging.

If you are staying at The Holiday Inn at the Campus, they provide complimentary pickup and return transportation to the Manhattan Regional Airport. Upon arrival, telephone 785-532-2546 for a pickup. To arrange transportation to the Manhattan Regional Airport, speak with the attendant at the front desk.

Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is an easy, 2 hour and 30 minute drive on Interstate Highway 70 through the beautiful Flint Hills to Manhattan. If you choose to fly into Kansas City, you will most likely want to rent a car. Alternatively, KCI RoadRunner offers shuttle service to/from Manhattan.

Visit Manhattan

You will find many activities to enjoy during your stay in Manhattan. Please visit the website of the Convention and Visitors Bureau to explore all the Little Apple has to offer.

A few of our favorites are:
Flint Hills Discovery Center (open Thursday evenings)
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum
Konza Prairie Biological Station…and much, much more!!!


  • Parking info: Posted to Travel Tips webpage

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