Travel to Campus
Attention: Changes to Entry Screening
Effective immediately, all international students entering the US will be directed to secondary inspection after completing the first level of screening by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to confirm students' eligibility for entry to the US.
We recommend allowing a minimum of 2 to 3 hours between connecting flights from your port of entry (the first airport you land at in the United States.)
Learn more about this update.
What to expect when you arrive at a U.S. Port of Entry
Please go to this U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Website.
Plan Your Arrival
You may be refused entry into the United States if you attempt to arrive more than 30 days before OR any time after, the program start date listed on your SEVIS I-20/DS-2019 form.Make your travel arrangements as soon as possible. Please plan your travel so that you will arrive no later than the date on your I-20/DS-2019 form and admission letter. This will give you ample time to rest before orientation begins.
MHK - Mahattan Regional Airport
We strongly suggest flying into the Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK), located only minutes away from campus. We provide a free shuttle for arriving students from the airport to campus. They offer a convenient flight option coming from the Dallas International Airport (DFW) or the Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). If you are able to arrange your international flight to bring you through Dallas or Chicago, you can then connect directly to Manhattan.
MCI - Kansas City International Airport
The Kansas City International Airport is a much larger airport than the Manhattan Regional Airport. This option may offer greater flexibility and more arrival options. However, Kansas City is more than 200 km (130 mi) from campus and we do not have a pickup service available for students arriving at this airport.
To Campus from the Airport
MHK to Campus
An airport shuttle van will be available from Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) to the Kansas State University campus the week before orientation. This shuttle is available to students arriving for spring or fall semesters.
This airport shuttle is free to all students arriving at the Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) during the week before orientation. The airport shuttle is offered for the Fall and Spring semesters, and takes students to campus only.
Click here to register for the shuttle!
Uber is also available in Manhattan.
Kansas City to Campus
Shuttle service that runs from the Kansas City airport to Manhattan on a set schedule. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.Website: www.kciroadrunner.com
Airport service specializing in shared rides from the Kansas City airport to Manhattan. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance and arrival flight information must be included. The driver will wait for passengers arriving at baggage claim within the airport.Website: www.kcquicksilver.com or www.economyshuttle.com
Wichita to Campus
Tornado Transit Shuttle:
Van shuttle services serving communities outside Wichita. Pre-scheduled services available 24 hours. Let us do the driving while you enjoy the sites of rural Kansas en route to your destination. Flat rate care service available to most cities in Kansas.