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. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Lawrence

If you’re looking for affordable options, 715 (715 Massachusetts Street) and RND Corner Grille (801 Massachusetts Street) are great picks.

When to visit Lawrence

Lawrence in January
Estimated hotel price
$179
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lawrence in January
Estimated hotel price
$179
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

Plane

Although Lawrence doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Kansas City Airport (MCI), which is located 36 miles from Lawrence. The shortest flight to Lawrence from New Zealand departs from Blenheim and takes around 31h 43m.

Train

The train station in Lawrence is called Lawrence, and is located 0.3 miles from the city centre.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lawrence, including Tornado Bus, Greyhound and FlixBus. From Tulsa, the bus ride to Lawrence takes 260 miles and will cost you around $163. From Dallas, the ticket costs about $537 for a journey of 570 miles. Lawrence’s bus station is located 0.1 miles from the city centre.

Plane

Although Lawrence doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Kansas City Airport (MCI), which is located 36 miles from Lawrence. The shortest flight to Lawrence from New Zealand departs from Blenheim and takes around 31h 43m.

Train

The train station in Lawrence is called Lawrence, and is located 0.3 miles from the city centre.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lawrence, including Tornado Bus, Greyhound and FlixBus. From Tulsa, the bus ride to Lawrence takes 260 miles and will cost you around $163. From Dallas, the ticket costs about $537 for a journey of 570 miles. Lawrence’s bus station is located 0.1 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Lawrence

Airlines serving Lawrence

Lufthansa
Good (4,688 reviews)
KLM
Good (846 reviews)
SWISS
Good (951 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,574 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,607 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,279 reviews)
Air France
Good (979 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,598 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,441 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,925 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (226 reviews)
Finnair
Good (864 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,716 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (512 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,595 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,542 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,355 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (185 reviews)
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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 $1.68 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 $20.13 and $26.84. The most frequently booked car type in Lawrence is Standard (Ford Edge or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Chevrolet Trax or similar) is, on average, 65% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.68 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 $20.13 and $26.84. The most frequently booked car type in Lawrence is Standard (Ford Edge or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Chevrolet Trax or similar) is, on average, 65% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.