There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Lawrence by bus, car, train or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Junction City to Kansas City, Mo 1684 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Lawrence 7321 / ...

$85 - $109

Cheapest option

Drive, train  •  1h 23m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Topeka Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Topeka Amtrak Station to Lawrence Amtrak Station Southwest Chief

$28 - $43

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Lawrence 85.1 miles

$8 - $12

Shuttle  •  5h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from 4 Points By Sheraton to Kansas City Airport
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Kansas City Airport to Double Tree Inn

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Lawrence is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Lawrence is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 22m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Lawrence is 74 miles. The road distance is 85.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Lawrence without a car is to bus which takes 4h 41m and costs $80 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from Manhattan to Lawrence, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Lawrence is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Manhattan to Lawrence.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Lawrence. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 73.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 41m

What companies run services between Manhattan, KS, USA and Lawrence, KS, USA?

You can take a bus from Manhattan to Lawrence via Junction City and Kansas City, Mo in around 4h 41m.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Topeka Amtrak Station to Lawrence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Junction City to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Lawrence
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $40
Arrival Shuttle
Phone
785.209.3090
Email
support@arrivalshuttle.com
Website
arivalshuttle.com
Shuttle from 4 Points By Sheraton to Kansas City Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com
Shuttle from Kansas City Airport to Double Tree Inn
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com

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