Lawrence travel guide

Lawrence Tourism | Lawrence Guide

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. Lawrence deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

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.

Most popular restaurants in Lawrence

Seafood
Wonderful (208 reviews)
Seafood
Wonderful (208 reviews)

When to visit Lawrence

Lawrence in January
Estimated hotel price
$110
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lawrence in January
Estimated hotel price
$110
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lawrence in July, when the average temperature is 78.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 87.8 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 17.6 °F, with an average temperature of 30.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 5.9″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Lawrence, with an average rainfall of 1″.

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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. Manhattan is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, British Airways, Qatar Airways and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Lawrence departs from Fort Lauderdale and takes around 3h 10m.

Train

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

Car

Another option to get to Lawrence is to pick up a car rental from Kansas City, which is about 36 miles from Lawrence. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Turo, among others, in Kansas City.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Lawrence using FlixBus or Bus. From St. Louis, the bus ride to Lawrence takes 270 miles and will cost you around $113. From Tulsa, the ticket costs about $122 for a journey of 300 miles. Lawrence’s bus station is located 0.1 miles from the city center.

Plane

Although Lawrence doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Kansas City Airport (MCI), which is located 36 miles from Lawrence. Manhattan is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, British Airways, Qatar Airways and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Lawrence departs from Fort Lauderdale and takes around 3h 10m.

Train

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

Car

Another option to get to Lawrence is to pick up a car rental from Kansas City, which is about 36 miles from Lawrence. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Turo, among others, in Kansas City.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Lawrence using FlixBus or Bus. From St. Louis, the bus ride to Lawrence takes 270 miles and will cost you around $113. From Tulsa, the ticket costs about $122 for a journey of 300 miles. Lawrence’s bus station is located 0.1 miles from the city center.

Airports near Lawrence

Airlines serving Lawrence

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (920 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,460 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (481 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,629 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,515 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (773 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

Most booked hotels in Lawrence

Hampton Inn Lawrence
2 stars
Excellent (9.1, 225 reviews)
$127+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Lawrence,KS
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 543 reviews)
$113+
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lawrence Downtown
3 stars
Good (7.8, 64 reviews)
$144+
The Oread Lawrence, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
4 stars
Good (7.4, 123 reviews)
$140+
Quality Inn & Suites Lawrence - University Area
2 stars
Good (6.3, 515 reviews)
$81+

Renting a car in Lawrence

Renting a car in Lawrence costs $67 per day, on average, or $133 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 6% cheaper than airport locations in Lawrence.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Lawrence (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78. The most frequently booked car type in Lawrence is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Honda Fit or similar) are, on average, 66% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Lawrence costs $67 per day, on average, or $133 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 6% cheaper than airport locations in Lawrence.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Lawrence (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78. The most frequently booked car type in Lawrence is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Honda Fit or similar) are, on average, 66% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.