Transportation

Flying

With connections through Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth offered by American Airlines, flying into Columbia Regional Airport (COU) is more affordable and convenient than ever. The airport is just 10 miles south of town, with inexpensive taxi service, for about $18-25, available to the hotel or campus. Rental cars are available with Hertz and Enterprise. We’re proud of our hometown airport and recommend it as the best way to fly to the conference.

For those who’d rather fly into a large metropolis, Columbia is located midway between two major airports: Kansas City International (MCI) or St. Louis International (STL) airport. Columbia is about a 2-hour drive from the St. Louis airport (STL) and a 2.5-hour drive from the Kansas City airport (MCI). The MO-X shuttle has several regularly scheduled trips from both airports to any location in Columbia. Schedule and rate information for MO-X can be found on their website or call toll free (877) 669-4826.

University of Missouri has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5% discount for the ICCF18 conference in Columbia, MO.

Download the American Airlines discount information for the ICCF-18 conference.

Eligible destination airports are
  1. Columbia, MO (COU)
  2. St. Louis, MO (STL)
  3. Kansas City, KS (MCI)

The valid travel dates for this discount are July 14th 2013 through August 5th 2013.

You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com to book your flight. Place the below Promotion Code in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically.

This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.

You may also call 1-800-433-1790 to book your flights, please refer to the Authorization Number below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. We appreciateyou using our preferred partner, American Airlines when you can because of the benefits provided to you as a traveler and to our organization for extended partner value. Promotion Code: 4273DT

Discount Information
  • Valid for percentage discount travel from all markets where American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, codeshare and all oneworld Alliance Partners (collectively "American Airlines") provide service. Travel is not valid on codeshare flights operated by Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air.
  • The use of American Airlines codeshare requires that one segment of the itinerary be on American Airlines metal.

Bus

Another way to make your way straight into the heart of the Columbia is riding the Megabus. This is an inexpensive and easy way to get from other urban centers in the U.S. to Columbia. The earlier you book, the cheaper the ticket.

Driving Directions

  • The University of Missouri
  • Discovery Hall — On campus conference residence hall
  • Christopher S, Bond Life Sciences Center — Conference location
  • Virginia Avenue Parking Structure

  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    • Columbia Regional Airport — COU:
      Travel Airport Road to Highway H turn left, travel to US-63 North to Stadium Boulevard turn left, travel to College Road turn left, follow to the hotel. Distance from Hotel: 12 mi.
      Drive Time: 15 min.
      Typical Minimum Charge: Taxi 30.00 USD
    • Lambert-St. Louis International Airport — STL:
      Travel I-70 West to US-63 South, travel to Stadium Boulevard turn right, travel to College Road turn left, follow to the hotel. Distance from Hotel: 112 mi. Drive Time: 1.75 hr.
    • Kansas City International Airport — MCI:
      Travel LP Cookingham Drive to I-435 East towards I-70 East, travel I-70 East to US-63 South, travel US-63 to Stadium Boulevard turn right, travel to College Road turn left, follow to the hotel. Distance from Hotel: 150 mi. Drive Time: 2.25 hr.

  • Courtyard by Marriott
    • Columbia Regional Airport — COU:
      Travel north on Highway 63 and exit at Grindstone Parkway. Turn right onto New Haven Avenue then left onto LeMone Industrial Boulevard Hotel direction: 12 mile(s) N Airport shuttle service, reservation required, complimentary.
      Courtesy phone available. Estimated taxi fare: 20.00 USD (one way)
    • Lambert-St Louis International Airport — STL:
      Travel west on Interstate 70 to Highway 63. Follow Highway 63 south to the Grindstone Parkway exit. Turn right onto New Haven Avenue then left onto LeMone Industrial Boulevard. 110 mile(s) W
    • Kansas City International Airport — MCI:
      Take Interstate 29 South to Interstate 70 East to Highway 63. Follow Highway 63 south to the Grindstone Parkway exit. Turn right onto New Haven Avenue then left onto LeMone Industrial Boulevard; 110 mile(s) W