Parking and Public Transportation
Bridge Closure for 2021: Please note that beginning on Thursday, May 20, until approximately Dec. 2021, the Baltimore Ave. bridge over I-670 will be CLOSED for replacement. The Baltimore Ave. bridge will have signage to help direct the detour. Motorists will utilize 14th St., Main St., and 16th St., to route around bridge closure.
Parking: For those wishing to pre-purchase parking prior to the convention, Planet has secured 2 options less than one block from the Convention Center entrance. Space in these locations is limited, so reserve today!
1210 Broadway: This is the surface lot located across the street to the west from the Convention Center. (Center entrance is just east of 13th and Broadway) https://www.lazparking.com/local/kansas-city-mo/1210-broadway – Click ‘MO1101 – 1210 Broadway’ on the right hand side and then click the dot that says ‘Choose parking by event’. Select Planet Comicon and the dates you need parking. (Valid 8/18-8/22/2021) Pay ahead of time for a spot ($20/day). You will receive an email verification code upon purchase. This lot is attended and you will be asked to show your confirmation. This is a great option for those with higher profile vehicles.
1220 Wyandotte St. (Auditorium Plaza Garage under Barney Allis Plaza) FULL! This garage is across the street from the Convention Center entrance with underground access to the Center as well. Kansas City Convention Center Parking | Find Parking | ParkMobile– Type in the address, select your date and times, and click “Reserve”. Select check out as “a guest” and proceed with steps as listed. Upon purchase you will receive a QR code. The rate is $15/day with a $2 fee from Parkmobile (a total of $17/day) no in and out privileges. You will be able to scan your barcode at the entry and exits for garage access. Note: Maximum height is 6’6″.
There are over 40,000 spaces in the downtown area of Kansas City. Here is a map of surface lots and garages to help you locate parking during Planet Comicon Kansas City. https://www.visitkc.com/visitors/getting-around/maps/downtown-parking-map
Kansas City Bus and Streetcar Service:
Kansas City also has a bus service and a Streetcar service that make it more convenient to get around downtown.
Kansas City Streetcar:
Information on the Streetcar service may be found at the following link: KC Streetcar Information. The Streetcar service is free of charge and can often get you from a more remote parking area to a stop close to Bartle Hall. For instance, the Streetcar runs from Union Station, on the south end of the downtown area, to the River Market, on the north end of the downtown area. There are many parking options near these landmarks and in between.
Kansas City Bus Service:
Bus routes may be found on the VisitKC parking map, and at the following link. Kansas City, Missouri Bus Service Information.