Getting to Campus

Benedictine College is located in historic Atchison, Kansas, a small town picturesquely situated in the hills beside the Missouri River in northeast Kansas.  With a population just under 11,000, the city offers the much-sought qualities of small-town life, but is close enough to the metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Topeka, and St. Joseph to offer big-city amenities.


Atchison presents a surprising number of entertainment opportunities – from community theatre, concerts, and art festivals to sports and recreation. With over 20 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, Atchison reveals its rich historic legacy through its impressive Victorian-era architecture and with five museums that showcase its diverse art, history, railroad heritage, and the Amelia Earhart birthplace.


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Alumni & Friends Visits


Alumni and friends of the College, please contact the Office of Advancement, (800) 766-0078 to schedule a campus tour.


Student Visits


Individual campus visits can be scheduled for any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday. They begin promptly at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., or 11 a.m., or at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. Visits must be scheduled two weeks in advance by calling the Office of Admission at (800)467-5340.  A personalized campus visit lasts at least three hours. More information.



Flight & Train Transportation


Flying to MCI


Schedule your flight to the Kansas City International Airport (Airport Code MCI). Schedule your flight.


Taking the Train


The closest Amtrak stations to Atchison are Topeka, Kansas (Station Code TOP) or Kansas City, Missouri (Station Code KCY).  Through the Amtrak Campus Visit program, Amtrak offers a Buy One Ticket Get One 50% off offer for college visits.  A student ID is required, and black out dates are indicated. Schedule your Amtrak travel online




For students traveling alone, we will provide transportation to and from Kansas City International Airport (airport code—MCI) and the Kansas City Amtrak Station. Pick-up and drop-off times are available only for flights/trains leaving or arriving between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. It is critical that you contact the Office of Admission before scheduling your trip.