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How to get from KC airport to Katy Trail?


If there is a good bike riding route from Kansas City airport to an western part of the trail, we would prefer that. Otherwise, is there a Greyhound bus or shuttle?

One of us is blind so we'll be on a tandem (it'll be boxed on the plane and can stay that way if we use a motor vehicle). It usually doesn't fit on a city bus.

Thanks for any answers and advice.
posted Jun 25 2005 11:49AM - obmckinley, Portland Oregon

Call B & L Airport Shuttle @660-221-4406 and they will take you and your bike to the start of the trail or anywhere else you need to go.
posted Jun 25 2005 11:13PM - Anonymous

Here is a site with maps of on-road bike routes in Missouri.

http://www.mobikefed.org/mobikemap2004/ (See maps for Districts 4 and 5)

Since the airport is on NW side of KC you can take routes around KC on the north and east, and hook up with the KATY at Clinton, Windsor, Sedalia or Boonville. Or else get a ride to the south side of KC and work your way east to the KATY.

Also, Amtrack runs from downtown KC to Sedalia.
posted Jul 18 2005 1:51AM - Steve, Kansas City

Here is a site with maps of on-road bike routes in Missouri.
http://www.mobikefed.org/mobikemap2004/ (See maps for Districts 4 and 5)

Since the airport is on NW side of KC you can take routes around KC on the north and east, and hook up with the KATY at Clinton, Windsor, Sedalia or Boonville. Or else get a ride to the south side of KC and work your way east to the KATY.

Also, Amtrack runs from downtown KC to Sedalia.
posted Jul 18 2005 1:53AM - Steve, Kansas City

Getting from KC Airport to the trail is not easy. If you just want to ride the trail, I have a suggestion. Fly to St.Louis and get transportation to Old town St. Charles. You might want to call 'The Touring Cyclist' bike shop in old town they may be able to help get you from the airport to old town. I think the number is 636-949-9630. Ask for Chris. If he is still there, he is great. Ride west to Sedalia and take the train back. AMTRACK will take your bike for $10. St Charles is only about 20 miles from the airport. KC airport is about 100 miles from the trail.
posted Jul 18 2005 3:16PM - Bill, Kansas City

Is it possible to take Amtrak from Sedalia to Kansas City airport?
posted Apr 21 2017 1:37PM - stacy, lancaster

A long shot, but I'll mention it anyway. A person flying in to Columbia Regional Airport is only about 5 miles or so from hooking up to the trail south of Easley via lightly traveled country roads. Just saying.
posted Apr 21 2017 7:19PM - LK, Columbia

No. Amtrak will take you to Union Station, several miles south of KCI.
posted Apr 21 2017 8:04PM - Anonymous

The AMTRAK website says there is no checked baggage on the Missouri River Runner. That route does have "roll-aboard" bike service, but only standard-sized bikes.

Seems like the best option is a shuttle services from St Louis to where ever you want to start your ride. They can likely store the tandem box and get you back to the airport at the end of your trip.

The other option is to do an out-and-back round trip ride on the KATY. You could rent a minivan or pickup truck in KC or STL and drive to the trail. The cost of rental car might be similar to the cost of a shuttle depending on how long you need it.
posted Apr 22 2017 9:57AM - Jon, N Texas

The best way is to take a bus from KCI to the Amtrack station in KC, hop off at Lee's Summit and then pedal to Pleasant Hill where you can meet the terminus of the current Rock Island line.After a pedal of some 50 miles you arrive in the town of Windsor which is the penultimate town on the Katy trail. If you want to stay overnight at the Haysler House B&B we can rescue you for free and drive you to Clinton.;)
posted Apr 23 2017 12:10PM - Annette Barnes, Clinton, MO

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