Travel

Coming from another state? Consider taking the train:

AmtrakAmtrak has daily train arrivals and departures from Union Station, and you will arrive right at the site of Maker Faire: Kansas City.

The Southwest Chief, operates between Chicago and Los Angeles.

The Missouri River Runner serves Kansas City and St. Louis via Independece, Lee’s Summit, Warrensburg, Sedalia, Jefferson City, Hermann, Washington, Kirkwood, and St. Louis.

Visit the Amtrak web site for more information.

Driving?


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From the North / Northwest / Airport
Take I-29 to 169; 169 turns into the Broadway Extension. Stay on Broadway across the river and through downtown to Pershing Ave. (Pershing is about 23rd Street). Turn left on Pershing (East). At the first stoplight, turn left (North). After you turn, you will see a sign overhead that reads “Union Station West Yards Parking.” Enter the large parking lot on the right. Union Station/Science City will be the large building to the east of you.

 

From the Northeast by Liberty
Take I-35 South across the river to the downtown loop. Exit at 20th Street. At 20th, turn left (East) to Broadway. Turn right (South) on Broadway to Pershing Ave. (Pershing is about 23rd Street). Turn left on Pershing (East). At the first stoplight, turn left (North). After you turn, you will see a sign overhead that reads “Union Station West Yards Parking.” Enter the large parking lot on the right. Union Station/Science City will be the large building to the east of you.

 

From the Southeast
Take I-71 North to I-70 West/I-670 West to the Downtown loop. Exit to I-35 South (look for a sign to Union Station). Exit at 20th Street. At 20th, turn left (East) to Broadway. Turn right (South) on Broadway to Pershing Ave. (Pershing is about 23rd Street). Turn left on Pershing (East). At the first stoplight, turn left (North). After you turn, you will see a sign overhead that reads “Union Station West Yards Parking.” Enter the large parking lot on the right. Union Station/Science City will be the large building to the east of you..

 

From the West
Take I-70 East to I-670. Exit to I-35 South (look for a sign to Union Station.) Exit at 20th Street. At 20th, turn left (East) to Broadway. Turn right (South) on Broadway to Pershing Ave. (Pershing is about 23rd Street). Turn left on Pershing (East). At the first stoplight, turn left (North). After you turn, you will see a sign overhead that reads “Union Station West Yards Parking.” Enter the large parking lot on the right. Union Station/Science City will be the large building to the east of you.

 

From Johnson County
Take I-35 North to exit Southwest Blvd./Pennway or 1C. Turn right (East) on Pennway to Broadway. Turn right (South) on Broadway to Pershing Ave. (Pershing is about 23rd Street). Turn left on Pershing (East). At the first stoplight, turn left (North). After you turn, you will see a sign overhead that reads “Union Station West Yards Parking.” Enter the large parking lot on the right. Union Station/Science City will be the large building to the east of you.

 

From the East
Take I-70 West to I-670 West to the Downtown loop. Exit to I-35 South (look for a sign to Union Station). Exit at 20th Street. At 20th, turn left (East) to Broadway. Turn right (South) on Broadway to Pershing Ave. (Pershing is about 23rd Street). Turn left on Pershing (East). At the first stoplight, turn left (North). After you turn, you will see a sign overhead that reads “Union Station West Yards Parking.” Enter the large parking lot on the right. Union Station/Science City will be the large building to the east of you.

 

Public Transportation:

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The Metro, Kansas City’s bus system, makes several daily stops at Union Station.
Visit the Metro web site for routes and schedule

Taxi service is also available to and from the Station.

Checker Cab: (816) 444-4444
Yellow Cab: (816) 471-5000
Advanced Suburban Taxi: (913) 209-9393