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Fort Riley is north of Interstate 70, 125 miles west of the Kansas City metro area. It is accessible from I-70 Exit 301 at Marshall Army Airfield via Henry Drive.

Directions from Kansas City International Airport:

Exit the airport area toward Highway 435 south. Take Highway 435 south to I-70 west. I-70 west becomes the Kansas Turnpike. Take the Kansas Turnpike west (the turnpike has a small fee). Pass exits for Bonner Springs and Lawrence while on the turnpike. Exit the Kansas Turnpike at Topeka and continue on I-70 west. Take I-70 to Exit 301 (Marshall Army Airfield exit) and stay on Henry Drive to Main Post.

Directions from Manhattan Airport:

Soldiers needing transportation from Manhattan Airport should contact the 1st Replacement Company’s staff duty NCO at 785-239-2119. To reach Fort Riley from the Manhattan Airport by automobile, exit the airport and head west on Kansas Highway 18. Enter Fort Riley either at the Ogden Gate or the 12th Street gate.

Arriving from East of Fort Riley:

Please note that Fort Riley is about 2 1/2 hours from Kansas City and about one hour from Topeka. Main roadways are the Kansas Turnpike (there is a small fee for using the turnpike) and I-70.

Arriving from West of Fort Riley:

Fort Riley is about one hour east of Salina. From Salina, take I-70 east toward Topeka/Kansas City. You will pass exits for Solomon, Abilene, Chapman and Junction City. Continue on I-70 east to Exit 301 (Marshall Army Airfield) and stay on Henry Drive to Main Post.

Arriving from Southwest of Fort Riley:

Wichita is about two hours southwest of Fort Riley. Take I-135 north from Wichita. You will pass exits for Newton and McPherson while on Interstate 135 north. Exit onto I-70 east (near Salina). Proceed on I-70 east. You will pass exits for Solomon, Abilene and Chapman. Continue on I-70 east to Exit 301 (Marshall Army Airfield) and stay on Henry Drive to Main Post.


Transportation from Kansas City International Airport to Fort Riley is by ground shuttle. Arrange for ground shuttles service by calling Roadrunner toll free at 800-747-2524 or through the website at Roadrunner charges for services, so keep the receipt to file for reimbursement.


The YMCA in Junction City offers Operation Wheels, a service for active-duty military and their dependents living in Junction City or Fort Riley. Rides are available for those who do not have access to a vehicle or who do not drive. The program will provide four round trips per month to the commissary (if using WIC vouchers), Army Community Service, Irwin Army Community Hospital, chaplain services, or doctor or dental appointments in Junction City. Appointments can be made 24 hours in advance by calling the YMCA in Junction City at 785-762-4780. Day care: Armed Services YMCA at 785-238-2972.


• The main entrance to Fort Riley is off I-70, Exit 301, Marshall Army Airfield.
• Personal weapons are not authorized on this installation without prior registration.
• Cellphone usage is not authorized while operating a motor vehicle on the installation unless using a hands-free device.

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