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Abilene is located on Highway I-70 approximately 150 miles west of Kansas City and 120 miles north of Wichita. The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum is located about 2 miles south of I-70 on K-15.

Cities along Highway I-70 include:

Salina, 25 miles west
Junction City, 25 miles east
Manhattan, 45 miles east
Topeka, 90 miles east
Lawrence, 115 miles east
Kansas City, Missouri 150 miles east

Cities along Highway I-135 include:

Newton, 90 miles south
Wichita, 120 miles south


The easiest way to get to Abilene is by automobile. We are located at Exit 275 on I-70 and K-15. Car rental agencies with service at Kansas airports are: Dollar Rent A Car, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National, Alamo, Fox Rent A Car, and U-Save.


There is no air service into Abilene. We recommend that you fly into Kansas City International Airport or Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. You may also choose to fly into the Manhattan or Salina airports. You would then need to rent a car or take a taxi into Abilene or take a bus to a neighboring city.

You may also take a van shuttle service from the Kansas City airport to Junction City, Kansas. This service is provided by KCI Roadrunner (1-800-888-8294). From Junction City you can take a taxi to Abilene. Your place of accommodation may also assist you with travel arrangements. Please inquire directly with your place of lodging regarding any such service.

Airport designations:

Kansas City International - MCI
Manhattan Regional Airport - MHK
Salina Municipal Airport - SLN
Wichita Mid-Continent - ICT


There is no bus service into Abilene. For details on fares and schedules to neighboring cities (suggestions: Salina, Junction City, and Manhattan) please contact Greyhound at 800-231-2222.


There is no train service into Abilene. AMTRAK has stations east of Abilene in Lawrence (LRC); Topeka (TOP); and Kansas City, MO (KCY); and south of Abilene in Hutchinson (HUT) and Newton (NEW). For details on fares and schedules please contact AMTRAK.




In-town transportation services are offered by OCCK Inc., 409 NW 3rd Street Abilene, Kansas 1-800-526-9731. There is no out-of-town taxi service. However, taxi service is available from Salina or Junction City. You may locate a taxi service utilizing online directory services such as Switchboard.


General public transportation is available within the city of Abilene Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. More information can be found at the City of Abilene website.


Parking is free at the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum. Spaces are available for tour buses and recreational vehicles.


Additional information about Abilene, including local lodging and dining options, can be found by visiting the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau website.