There are 5 ways to get from Topeka to Lawrence by train, bus, taxi, car or shuttle

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Train  •  27 min

  1. Take the train from Topeka Amtrak to Lawrence Amtrak Southwest Chief

$21 - $40

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Bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the bus from Topeka, Ks to Lawrence 7320

$9 - $20

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Topeka to Lawrence 27.1 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Topeka to Lawrence 27.1 miles

$2 - $4

Shuttle  •  38 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Topeka, KS to Lawrence, KS

$19 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Topeka to Lawrence is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Topeka to Lawrence is to taxi which costs $70 - $85 and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Topeka, Ks and arriving at Lawrence. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Topeka Amtrak and arriving at Lawrence Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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The distance between Topeka and Lawrence is 24 miles. The road distance is 27.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Topeka to Lawrence without a car is to train which takes 27 min and costs $21 - $40.

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The train from Topeka Amtrak to Lawrence Amtrak takes 27 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Topeka to Lawrence bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Topeka, Ks station.

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Topeka to Lawrence train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Topeka Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Topeka to Lawrence is to train which takes 27 min and costs $21 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $9 - $20 and takes 35 min.

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Topeka to Lawrence bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lawrence station.

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Topeka to Lawrence train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lawrence Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Topeka to Lawrence.
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  • Distance: 24.5 miles
  • Duration: 27 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Topeka to Lawrence twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 27 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Topeka to Lawrence every 3 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $20 and the journey takes 35 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Topeka Amtrak to Lawrence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
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 Topeka, Ks to Lawrence
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Topeka, KS to Lawrence, KS
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com
Other operators
Taxi from Topeka to Lawrence
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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