Lawrence travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lawrence

With a population of 87,643, Lawrence is a must-see destination in Kansas, United States.

Where to Eat in Lawrence

If you’re looking for affordable options, RND Corner Grille (801 Massachusetts Street) and Merchants Pub and Plate (746 Massachusetts St) are great picks.

When to visit Lawrence

Lawrence in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lawrence in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lawrence in July, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -8 °C, with an average temperature of -1 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 150 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Lawrence, with an average rainfall of 25 mm.

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How to Get to Lawrence


Although Lawrence doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Kansas City Airport (MCI), which is located 57 km from Lawrence. The shortest flight to Lawrence from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 25h 41m.


The train station in Lawrence is called Lawrence, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lawrence, including Tornado Bus, El Expreso Bus and Greyhound. From Des Moines, the bus ride to Lawrence takes 426 km and will cost you around $147. From Dallas, the ticket costs about $470 for a journey of 919 km. Lawrence’s bus station is located 0.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lawrence

Airlines serving Lawrence

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Spirit Airlines
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ITA Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Lawrence

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lawrence and Comfort Inn & Suites Lawrence - University Area.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lawrence

Hiring a car in Lawrence

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Lawrence (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.00 and $26.66. The most frequently booked car type in Lawrence is Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Nissan Sentra or similar) is, on average, 61% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.