Living in Manhattan, Kansas
Traveling to Manhattan
Manhattan is easily accessible via main Interstates and highways. The university's main entrance is 1700 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66506.
Manhattan Regional Airport (airport code MHK) offers daily direct flights on American Eagle Airlines to and from two major connecting hubs, Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).
Ground transportation options in and around Manhattan
Taxi and ride-share services (Uber and Lyft) provide transportation around Manhattan, including service to and from the Manhattan Regional airport.
For international students, the Office of International Programs offers a free shuttle from the Manhattan airport. Advanced registration is required for service.
Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (aTa) provides public transportation in and around Manhattan, with several stops on the K-State campus. All K-State faculty, staff, and students can ride all campus and Manhattan fixed routes for free by showing their K-State ID card.
Arival provides shuttle service for a fee between the Kansas City Airport and Manhattan, with stops in Topeka and Lawrence.
Greyhound offers bus service with a stop at the K-State Student Union. From Manhattan, Greyhound has routes going east to Kansas City (with stops in Leavenworth and downtown Kansas City) and beyond and west to Denver and beyond.
Finding a place to live in a college town can be challenging. Keep in mind that most K-State students begin searching for housing between January and April for August move-in. Here are some great local sites to get your search started:
- Rent College Pads, specific for college housing in the Manhattan area
- Manhattan Mercury
- K-State Collegian
The Office of Student Activities and Services on the ground floor of the K-State Student Union, maintains a bulletin board that lists available rental units and various other housing offices. Information on where to find housing is also available.
Students who choose to rent off-campus housing are encouraged to learn about renter's insurance.