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. We recommend you stay at least 100 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lawrence has to offer.

Where to Eat in Lawrence

If you’re looking for affordable options, RND Corner Grille (801 Massachusetts Street) and Merchants Pub and Plate (746 Massachusetts St) are great picks.

When to visit Lawrence

Lawrence in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 158
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lawrence in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 158
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


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 Canada departs from Calgary and takes around 8h 14m.


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


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 Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Kansas City.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lawrence, including Greyhound, El Expreso Bus and Tornado Bus. From St. Louis, the bus ride to Lawrence takes 240 miles and will cost you around C$ 121. From Champaign, the ticket costs about C$ 101 for a journey of 500 miles. Lawrence’s bus station is located 0.1 miles from the downtown.

Airports near Lawrence

Airlines serving Lawrence

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (509 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,256 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,468 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,098 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
Good (3,114 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (2,898 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (188 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (489 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (148 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
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 159+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Lawrence,KS
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 163+
Comfort Inn & Suites Lawrence - University Area
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 155+
DoubleTree by Hilton Lawrence
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 171+
Baymont by Wyndham Lawrence
Good (6.9, Good reviews)
C$ 114+
Quality Inn & Suites Lawrence - University Area
Good (6.4, Good reviews)
C$ 117+
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Renting a car in Lawrence

Expect to pay C$ 1.35 per litre in Lawrence (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.14 and C$ 21.52. Compact (Ford EcoSport or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Lawrence, while also 32% cheaper than other types, on average.