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Fort Riley, Kansas


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Location/Driving Directions
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Fort Riley is located one hour west of the Topeka in northeastern Kansas. Fort Riley covers 100,656 acres in both Geary and Riley counties. The mostly military town of Junction City and Manhattan, the home Kansas State University are the nearest local towns. There are a number of small country towns and a great deal of farm land in this area. Kansas City, Home to the Kansas City Chiefs is about 2 ½ hours away.

If you are arriving by air you need to book through to Manhattan, KS or Kansas City, MO. You will need to make arrangements to use one of two ground shuttle services from KCI; whose toll free numbers are: 1-800-826-8294 or 1-800-747-2524. Fort Riley is located north of Interstate 70, at exit 301, 125 miles west of Kansas City, Kansas.

Directions from Kansas City International Airport (KCI)

After you exit the airport area, travel on 435 South until you see the exit for I-70 west, which will take you onto the Turnpike. Stay on the Turnpike until you get to the Topeka Exit . Stay on the Interstate until exit 301.

Arriving from the East of Fort Riley
If you travel by vehicle, please note that Kansas City is a 3-hour drive and Topeka is an hour away. Main roadways to travel on: Turnpike from Kansas City and Interstate (I-70) from Topeka.

From Salina , One Hour West

Take I-70 East until you reach exit 301.

From Wichita 2 hours Southwest of Fort Riley

Take I-135 North out of Wichita until you reach I-70 east until you reach exit 301.

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