~ Transportation ~
It is very easy to get to Kansas City. The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located just a twenty minute drive from downtown Kansas City and is one of the nation's most convenient airports, serving all major airlines. From MCI, it's quick and easy to reach the Marriott Country Club Plaza. There are several options for ground transportation to the hotel.
Shuttles can be reserved for direct drop-off to and from the airport to the Plaza Marriot. The SuperShuttle is the more common choice, and charges $18.00 one way. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or in any of the airport terminals at the SuperShuttle kiosk.
Taxi service to and from MCI is available. Courtesy phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside the terminal at each bag claim area and at other strategic locations outside the terminal exits. Rates are $2.50 plus $2.10 per mile and may vary due to traffic delays and waiting time. Taxi service is available from the hotel to whatever destination is desired. Marriott staff will be happy to signal for a nearby taxi.
Car Rentals are available from the airport and other locations. (Hertz is near the hotel.)
Limousine service is another transportation alternative.
The Metro bus operates to and from MCI Monday through Friday and takes about 1 hour 45 minutes. Metro buses accept cash and Monthly Bus Passes. The regular fare one-way to or from MCI is $1.50. Reduced fare for eligible seniors, youths and persons with disabilities with a Metro reduced farecard or Medicare card is $0.75. Fareboxes accept exact change only; if you do not have exact change the driver can issue a change card that holds a credit. Inform the driver before inserting money into the farebox if you want a change card. The 129 bus will go to 10th and Main. Switch buses to the “Main Street Max” line runs to the Marriott (there is a stop right across from the hotel at “American Century Towers” between 43rd and 45th Streets).
GreyHound is another transportation alternative. The station is 4.5 miles from the hotel.
Amtrak trains disembark at the historic Union Station, which is 2.5 miles from the hotel.
Driving directions to the Marriott can be accessed on the hotel web site.