Recommended Driving Routes
From Kansas City: Take Interstate 35 north to Highway 36. Follow 36 east to Macon, Mo. At Macon, take Highway 63 north into Kirksville.
*Recommended route from Kansas City»
From St. Louis: Take Interstate 70 west to Columbia, Mo. At Columbia, take Highway 63 north into Kirksville. If traffic in Columbia is expected to be busy, you may also take Highway 61 north to Hannibal, Mo. At Hannibal, take Highway 36 west until Macon, Mo., where you will take Highway 63 north into Kirksville.
From Chicago: Take Interstate 55 or 57 south or 39/51 south to Interstate 72. Follow 72 west and cross the Mississippi River to Missouri Interstate 36. At Macon, Mo., take Highway 63 north into Kirksville.
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Weekday Visitors: Obtain a visitor’s parking pass from the Office of Admission located in the Ruth W. Towne Museum & Visitors Center.
Weekend Visitors: Guests are welcome to park in any open campus lot.
If you need transportation from the Airport, Amtrak station, or Bus drop-off, see the Getting to
Kirksville section on the Kirksville website.
- Airport: Fly into the Kirksville Regional Airport located south of Kirksville on U.S. Highway 63. Contour Air offers service between Kirksville and Chicago.
- Greyhound: Daily bus service northbound toward Ottumwa, Iowa, and southbound toward Springfield, Mo. The bus stop in Kirksville is located at 2214 N. Baltimore Street at the Ayer Co #29. Tickets must be purchased in advance either online or via phone at 1-800-231-2222 (tickets cannot be purchased at the bus stop).
- Train: Located in La Plata, Mo., an Amtrak train station is 12 miles south of Kirksville.
- Kirk-Tran: Kirksville’s public transit service offers a demand-response system (shuttle-type service) by which point-to-point rides are scheduled in advance by calling the dispatch center.