Transportation in Kansas City

The International House of Prayer Missions Base is made up of several properties, including our Red Bridge Center, which houses our Global Prayer Room, the IHOPU Campus, and Forerunner Church.

IHOPU and Forerunner Church are located a few miles from one another in Grandview, MO; both are approximately 5-7 minutes from the Red Bridge Center, which is on the southern edge of Kansas City, MO.

Because our properties are on either side of the city limits, public transportation from one location to another is very limited. Students who have vehicles are encouraged to bring them to Kansas City, as well as to offer rides to international classmates and others who don’t have a vehicle.

If you don’t have a car, you may be able to occasionally walk or ride a bike. However, it is not safe to walk or bike on busy roads or after dark. Students are also highly encouraged to walk with a friend, even during the daytime, if possible.

IHOPKC Shuttles

IHOPKC provides a free shuttle service between the Global Prayer Room and Forerunner Church for weekend services and conferences. Please note that children under the age of five are not permitted on the shuttles.

If you don’t have a vehicle

  • Look for a place to live within walking distance of IHOPU or the Global Prayer Room.
  • Talk to classmates with cars about sharing rides with them as soon as you arrive. You are encouraged to help cover the cost of gas for those regularly giving you rides.
  • Remember that if you borrow a friend’s vehicle you must have a valid US driver’s license. Missouri law also requires all drivers to be insured while driving.

Transportation Options

Car Rental and Airport Shuttle Services

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Yellow Cab is a 24-hour taxi service in the greater Kansas City area.

(816) 471-5000 or 1-888-471-6050.

Kansas City Bus System

Visit the Kansas City metro website,, to read about the services provided in Kansas City. As stated above, these are extremely limited in south Kansas City.

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MetroFlex is an on-demand bus service (does not service Grandview) that may be able to connect you to regular bus routes.