Approaching the City
Commercial airlines fly into Forbes Field, 7 miles south of downtown Topeka. Daily commuter service is available from Kansas City International Airport, 75 miles from Topeka. The destination for general and business aviation traffic is Phillip Billiard Field, 3 miles northeast of the city. Passenger rail service to Topeka is provided by Amtrak. Greyhound Bus service is also available.
An efficient highway network facilitates access into Topeka. Three interstate and three U.S. highways converge in Topeka: I-70, I-470, and I-335; and U.S. 24, U.S. 40, and U.S. 75.
Traveling in the City
Topeka is laid out on a grid pattern. Streets running east to west are numbered; streets running north to south are named. Topeka Transit schedules 14 public bus routes in the city Monday through Saturday; evening and Sunday service is available by advance reservation. Topeka Transit's Lift Service provides door-to-door service for persons with disabilities. During weekday mornings and afternoons, Topeka Transit operates the Topeka Trolleys, a downtown shuttle and lunchtime circulator service.
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