Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas, fifty-six miles northwest of Topeka.
Manhattan is served by several highways:
- I-70 / US-40 runs about 9 miles (14 km) south of Manhattan. Three exits have a direct connection to Manhattan. (Toll Road between Kansas City and Topeka)
- Exit 313 – K-177
- Exit 307 – McDowell Creek Road
- Exit 303 – K-18
- US-24 runs through Manhattan. East on 24 is Wamego, west is Clay Center. US-24 comes in from Clay Center, runs north of the city, turns into a four-lane highway near Tuttle Creek State Park and travels south into the city as Tuttle Creek Boulevard until an intersection with East Poyntz Avenue, and then turns northeast towards Wamego.
- K-177 runs north from I-70 as Bill Snyder Highway until the Kansas River viaduct. A half-leaf interchange with K-18 (Tuttle Creek Blvd. and Ft. Riley Blvd.) and officially ends at the intersection with U.S. Route 24 in Manhattan.
- K-18 is a major connector in Manhattan. It begins about 18 miles (29 km) east of Manhattan, at K-99. It runs through Wabaunsee and Zeandale to K-177, crosses to Kansas River, and runs west toward the Manhattan Regional Airport. It then travels south to I-70 as a major gateway to Manhattan.
- K-113 (Seth Child Road) runs from K-18 in southern Manhattan to US-24, passing through the western areas of the City.
Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) is located two miles west of Manhattan on K-18. The airport is served by American Airlines, which offers multiple flights daily to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, as well as handling general aviation and charter flights. The nearest large commercial airports are in Kansas City (MCI) and Wichita, Kansas (ICT), both are more than two hours’ driving distance from Manhattan.