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Arrival & Temporary Housing

International Center Pick-up Service: sunset landing 

Be sure to book a flight to Kansas City International Airport (MCI). We will meet you at the airport and take you to Warrensburg as long as you arrive on January 6 or 7, 2014.  If you arrive on any other day, we will not be able to pick you up and you will need to arrange other transportation options to Warrensburg.  To make a reservation for our airport pickup service, submit the airport pickup form.  Refer to the documentation that came with your admissions packet, or email if you have further questions.

The cost for this airport pickup service is $75 per person and will be billed to your university account. If you use other transportation services to Warrensburg, please do NOT submit the International Center airport pick-up form. If you submit our pick-up form and do not use the service, you will still be charged $75 per person. If you submit a form and your plans change, please be sure to notify our office at prior to January 3, 2014.

Other Transportation Services:

Student Organizations

The Indian student organization Sanskrithi will sometimes make arrangements to pick up students. See their website at

Independent Shuttle Services

A shuttle service is available, but make sure to call them with plenty of time in advance with your flight and arrival details because you will need reservations.

Spirit Shuttle operates by appointment. Call 660-429-4187 for reservations.  Rates will vary depending on time of year and number of people. You will need a credit card to make the reservation. The cost  will depend on the number of travelers.

Victory Shuttle & Taxi service also operates by appointment. The cost is $115 for up to three people to or from the Kansas City airport. Contact them to make a reservation at 660-221-7795, 660-221-4406 or 660-221-7783 or by email

ETS Taxi - For more information:;; 660-624-4210.

There are other shuttle services operating out of the Kansas City International Airport.  Visit to see what other ground transportation options are available from Kansas City to Warrensburg.

Train Service

Amtrak offers twice daily passenger services to Warrensburg from Kansas City. Amtrak trains depart from Kansas City at Union Station, 2200 Main St. and arrive in Warrensburg at 100 S. Holden Street. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online or at the station. Prices for the trains vary by time and date but should be approximately $12-$15 per person.

Check Amtrak's web site for schedules and more information, or call Amtrak at 800-872-7245 for further information.

If you decide to take an Amtrak to Warrensburg, keep in mind that you might have to stay the night in a hotel in Kansas City while you wait for a train.  You can take a shuttle bus from the airport to the train station (Union Station), and you will also need to plan for transportation between the hotel and the train station if you stay overnight. Hotel Coaches from the airport are available free of charge for people who plan to stay overnight in K.C.  Regular taxis are also available for hire at the airport terminals to take you downtown K.C. or from downtown K.C. to the Airport. You should plan on spending about $30-40 for taxi service from the airport to the train station regardless of the number of passengers. Another option is to take the I29 bus from Terminal C (approx. cost is $10.00) to Union Station.

When you arrive in Warrensburg, you can use the pay phone to call a taxi that will take you from the Warrensburg train station to the UCM campus.  The number for the Central Cab in Warrensburg is 660-429-5523.  The cost for a taxi from Warrensburg's train station to the campus is approximately $5-$7. 

Renting a Car

If you want to drive yourself from the Kansas City Airport to Warrensburg, you can rent a car from Enterprise at the airport.  There is an Enterprise office in Warrensburg at 115 E. Young, Warrensburg, MO 64093, and the phone number is 660-429-3222.  Call for rates and details.  

Click here to find driving directions to Warrensburg.

Temporary Housing for Orientation:

There is no on campus temporary housing available during orientation. Please make arrangements to stay at one of the local hotels or with friend. Transporatation will be provided from local hotels on the days of orientation.

If you are an exchange student, you must contact Carla Prael, the Coordinator of International Programs at to make your housing arrangements.

Hotel Name

Hotel Address

Hotel Phone Number

Hotel website

Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station

609 East Russell Ave

Warrensburg, MO  64093

(660) 429-4848

Days Inn

204 East Cleveland

Warrensburg, MO 64093

(660) 429-2400

Super 8 Motel

PO Box 780

439 E.Russell Ave

Warrensburg, MO  64093

(660) 429-2183

Holiday Inn Express

626 E Russell Ave

Warrensburg, MO  64093

(660) 747-3000

This above list does not represent endorsement or recommendation of these hotels.