Maps & Directions

Situated in Kirksville, a welcoming college town in northeastern Missouri, Truman provides the perfect setting for the pursuit of a rich college experience. Kirksville is within easy driving distance of major cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, and Des Moines.

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Recommended Driving Routes

Driving Directions*

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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Visitors Parking

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.

Local Transportation

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. Cape Air currently offers daily flights between Kirksville and St. Louis. Starting August 2023, Contour Air will be offering service out of the airport, and the location of flights will change from St. Louis to Chicago.
Train:  Located in La Plata, Mo., an Amtrak train station is 12 miles south of Kirksville.
Bus: Greyhound bus stops at a location on the north side of Kirksville. Service is available from most locations with transfers..
Kirk-Tran: This local transportation service administered by the City of Kirksville offers a fixed route in town and on-demand services within a 15-mile radius of Kirksville. Drivers can accept cash, and exact change is required. See schedule for Adair County.

Area Lodging and Dining

For places to eat, stay, and shop while you’re visiting Kirksville, check out dining options on campus and the Visitors Guide to Kirksville.

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