Move and Explore:
Getting Around in Lawrence

It’s easy and convenient to roam the city, the country, and the world through Kansas’ airport and public transportation system.

Traveling around Lawrence

Transportation Options in Lawrence

Lawrence Transit System

Lawrence Transit System is the public bus service in the City of Lawrence. All Lawrence buses are free with a KU ID card. Before you get your KU ID card, you can ride the bus for a $1.00 one-way fare or a $2.75 day pass (purchased on the bus, with exact change). All buses are wheelchair accessible and do not run on Sundays or holidays. Find the complete list of routes and times here.

KU on Wheels

KU on Wheels is the transit system for KU and is a division of the Lawrence Transit System.


Safe Bus is a nighttime bus route throughout Lawrence, including downtown. SafeBus operates Thursday through Saturday typically from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. It is free with a KU ID card.


SafeRide is a free car service transporting you to your place of residence only. It operates seven days a week, from 10:30 pm to 2:30 am when the semester is in session. To use SafeRide, you must have a KU ID card. Schedule a pick-up by dialing 785-864-7233.

K-10 Connector

If you are taking classes at Johnson County Community College or the KU Edwards Campus, you can take the K-10 Connector to get from the Lawrence campus to Overland Park. It takes around one hour transit time and costs $3 each way.

Traveling Around the U.S.

Kansas City Airport (KCI)
Transportation to/from the Kansas City airport. Find possible airport transportation shuttle companies on our ISS page, making it easy and convenient to get where you need to be.
Amtrak Train Station
Amtrak Train Station (LRC) is located in North Lawrence. The railway is on the Southwest Chief line serving major cities throughout the West and Midwest, passengers can connect to other lines throughout their journey. Tickets are available online at
Greyhound Bus Station
Greyhound Bus is an affordable option to travel throughout the U.S. There are two bus stations locations in Lawrence. To book a trip, visit

Traveling to other cool cities

A big state with a big heart and a rich history, Kansas is in the center of the United States, also known as the Heartland.

Kansas City, Missouri

Travel: Car 45 minutes
Kansas City, just east of Lawrence, offers shopping, culture, entertainment and thriving businesses that provide corporate connections for internships, employment and career-building experiences.

Chicago, Illinois

Travel: Airplane 1 hour
Chicago is the third most populated city in the United States and 22nd largest metropolitan area in the world. Chicago, known as the Windy City, offers more than 100 neighborhoods to explore, more than 250 theatres and 225 music venues, 26 beaches and over 26 miles of lakefront. A thriving corporate metropolis that provides internships and employment experiences.

Los Angeles, California

Travel: Airplane 3 Hours
Los Angeles, also known as L.A., is famous for its movie industry, 75 miles of sunny beaches along the Pacific ocean and distinct landmarks such as the Hollywood sign and Rodeo Drive.


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