KC Streetcar and RideKC Bus
In an effort to ease traffic congestion, locals and out-of-town visitors are encouraged to use the following convenient ways to access Downtown. The Kansas City Police Department reminds fans to lock vehicles and stow valuables when cars are unattended.
The KC Streetcar will be in service leading up to and during the 2023 NFL Draft, operating with extended hours during Draft dates:
Thursday, April 27: 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, April 28: 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, April 29: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Starting on Wednesday, April 26, and continuing throughout the Draft, the Union Station streetcar stop will be closed to passengers. All other streetcar stops will be open and operating at normal levels. The KC Streetcar can be taken to the Crossroads stop at 19th & Main for the closest entry access point to the NFL Draft Experience presented by Panini Trading Cards and Draft Theater.
Board the Streetcar at major areas such as River Market, Downtown KC, and the Kauffman Center. After exiting the Streetcar at the Crossroads stop, it's just a 15-minute walk to the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light site.
Passengers, pedestrians and automobile traffic will not be able to access Main Street south of 20th Street during this time. Pedestrians should use Grand Blvd. for access to the NFL Draft site.
The KC Streetcar is FREE to ride for the entire 2.2 miles through Downtown Kansas City. Find more information at kcstreetcar.org and sign up for service alerts by texting "streetcar" to 816-685-8541.
RideKC bus service is fare-free at all times. Main MAX is Kansas City’s bus rapid transit line that will run through the Downtown area to the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light site. The route will operate along Penn Valley Drive/Broadway Blvd. After exiting the bus at West Pershing Rd. and Broadway Blvd., it's just a short walk to Entry 2 to access the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light.
Two special routes, West Blitz and East Rush, will offer fare-free service to Downtown Kansas City during the dates of the Draft. Preview the routes and plan your travel with the map below.
For more information about bus service, see RideKC's NFL Draft updates here.
Amtrak will operate to and from Union Station on a normal schedule throughout the Draft.