The City of Emporia and Lyon County, Kansas are served by the double tracks Transcon Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad (BNSF) from Los Angeles to Chicago with over 77 trains per day. Another BNSF single rail line heads north from Emporia through Topeka, then east to Kansas City. The BNSF website link is

The Logistics Park – KC is located 80 miles east of Emporia with I-35access. For more information about intermodal go to


Emporia is strategically located at the intersections of I-35, I-335, U.S. Highway 50 and K-99. Over ten motor freight carriers serve the Emporia community.

The following is a chart of distance in miles from Emporia to various metropolitan areas.

Atlanta 932 Chicago 652
Cleveland 929 Dallas 450
Denver 605 Kansas City 110
Los Angeles 1476 Memphis 592
Minneapolis 553 New Orleans 933
New York 1343 St. Louis 365
Topeka 50 Wichita 85

KDOT Traffic count maps for City of Emporia


The general aviation Emporia Municipal Airport (KEMP) is located four miles south of the city limits on K-99. Most general aviation and corporate aircraft utilize the 5,000 foot runway. Information overview of the Emporia Municipal Airport go to the following link:

Emporia is accessible to two commercial passenger airline services. Kansas City International Airport (123 miles, or 100 minutes away), and Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (98 miles, or 80 minutes away). Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is served by twelve airlines – Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Icelandair, ONE Jet, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and Nacation Express/Miami Airlines. The twelve carriers fly non-stop to 56 cities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Ice-land. For further information go to

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is served by six airlines – Alaska Airlines, Al-legiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. From Wichita, these six airlines fly non-stop to twelve destinations. For further information go to: