Shawnee, KS - In the Middle of it All!

Shawnee, located in the heartland of America, is a southwest suburb of the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.  Our central location paired with our robust transportation system means you, your team and your  products can get anywhere within the US in less than 4 hours either by road, air or rail.


By Road...

Shawnee is connected to the greater Kansas City area and beyond by Shawnee Mission Parkway, I-35, I-435, I-70 and K7.  Our extensive road network means you and your employees can get where you need to fast.  Average commute time for Shawnee residents is 20.1 minutes!

Shawnee boasts over 780 lane miles and The City of Shawnee Public Works department has an aggressive, ongoing Capital Improvements Plan. The City is continually investing in the roads contained within its own borders and to those linking it to other communities.

Shawnee is also served by RideKC, a metro-wide public transit system operated by the Kansas City Area transportation Authority.  Both the 499  - Johnson County MicroTransit and the 563 - Shawnee Express serve our community. 


By Air...

Four prime airports serve Shawnee, KS:

KCI is getting a new single terminal that will meet the needs of the KC metro area and will provide a welcome greeting to visitors to our metro. Check out progress at 

  • Johnson County Executive Airport, primarily serves private business jets and general aviation.
  • New Century AirCenter, located approximately 25 southwest of Shawnee, is part of the Intermodal and Logistics Park in Gardner, Kansas. It provides general aviation services for small single-engine jets, military, business and cargo jets.
  • Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC), located 10 miles north of Shawnee in downtown Kansas City, serves corporate, charter and recreational flyers.

By Rail...

Shawnee industrial property is served by the BNSF railroad. The Emporia Subdivision railway runs through  Shawnee and this popular line extends from Wellington, KS to Kansas City.