Getting to Columbia, Mo.
You can fly with most major airlines to either Kansas City or St. Louis (each city is about a two-hour drive from Columbia).
Airport Shuttle Service: Mo-X (877-669-4826) offers round-trip shuttle service between the St. Louis and Kansas City airports and Columbia hotels. Note: Mo-X offers a discount for reservations made online. We recommend that you use the "door-to-door" service, which will drop off and pick up directly at your hotel.
Rental Cars at the Airports: most major rental car companies have counters and/or shuttle service at the Kansas City and St. Louis airports. Please consult their national Web sites and/or toll-free numbers for more information and rates.
- The Kansas City Airport Web site
- Lambert St. Louis Airport Web site
From the Kansas City Airport: take I-435 East (toward St. Louis) for approx. 25 miles, and take Exit 65B onto I-70 East (toward St. Louis - exit is on the left-hand side). Columbia is approximately 120 miles down I-70 (the entire trip is about 2 1/2 hours).
From St. Louis Airport: take I-70 West approx. 110 miles to Columbia (approx. 2 hours).
Directions from Interstate 70 to the Missouri School of Journalism (workshop location): From I-70, take the Providence Road exit (Exit #126). Go south on Providence Road (left turn from points east; right turn from points west) for approx. 1.4 miles. At stoplight at Elm Street, turn left. The Missouri School of Journalism is at the intersection of Elm and Ninth Street.
Metered street parking is available on Ninth Street. Parking is free on Sundays. If you plan to drive and will need a parking pass, please contact our office ahead of time so we can request a parking pass for you.
You can park in the Hitt Street garage on the corner of Elm and Hitt streets. To get to the garage from Providence Road, turn left on Elm Street and continue on Elm past the journalism school to 10th Street or Hitt Street. There are entrances to the garage on both 10th and Hitt. This map shows the garage and the journalism school. Parking in the Hitt Street garage on weekdays does require a parking permit.