FROM KANSAS CITY INT. AIRPORT
Directions From Interstate 49 to Nevada
Upon leaving the airport, take I-29 South downtown. I-29 merges with U.S. Highway 71. Follow the signs downtown to stay on Highway 71 South. Highway 71 becomes Interstate 49 and leads directly to Nevada. The trip from the airport to Nevada will take 2 to 21⁄2 hours depending on traffic. Follow the directions below to find Cottey once you have reached Nevada.
When you arrive at Nevada heading south on Interstate 49, you should take the fourth, and last, exit. This exit is Austin Street, but is listed on the exit sign as “K Highway, Camp Clark.” Most of the local motels and Cottey College are located on Austin Street.
Once exiting the highway, turn right, or west, onto Austin.
If you are arriving on Interstate 49 north into Nevada, you should take the first exit, which is listed as “Camp Clark, K Highway.” Turn left, or west, onto Austin Street.
To Cottey from Austin Street
Proceed west on Austin for approximately 2.2 miles. Cottey’s Main Hall is located on the corner of Austin and Chestnut streets. Once passing the intersection of Austin and Ash (the location of McDonald’s), it is only seven blocks to Chestnut. Turn right onto Chestnut and enter the semicircular drive. Visitor parking is available in front of Main Hall. Handicap entrance is located at rear of building.
FROM JOPLIN AIRPORT
From the airport, turn right onto MO-43 N.
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit to continue north on MO-43.After 43 miles, turn right onto US-54 E.Continue 3 miles on US-54 E until you arrive in Nevada. Turn left one block past the first traffic light, onto Chestnut street. Cottey’s Main Hall is the first building on the left. Visitor parking is available in front of Main Hall. Handicap entrance is located at rear of building.
Chartered Bus Information
Cottey College offers a chartered bus service to and from Kansas City International Airport (MCI airport code) at the beginning and end of academic breaks. If you are in need of Cottey’s charted bus service, please tap on one of the buttons below to learn more about our program, including schedules, fees, and how to make a reservation.