Travel & Transit

Iola is the county seat of Allen County Kansas. 

It is near several big cities:

  • 110 miles east of Wichita via U.S. 54 Highway
  • 105 miles south of Kansas City, Kansas
  • 155 miles west of Springfield, Missouri
  • 140 miles north of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Two major U.S. highways, both U.S. 54 highway and U.S. 169 highway are the main routes to our city. These major roadways intersect at the east city limits.

Public Transportation for the Elderly

Persons who are eligible for Services to Elderly Van transportation are the elderly, age 55 and over, who are physically disabled, mentally retarded/developmentally disabled, or mentally ill. Service areas for Services to Elderly Van is Allen County. This area covers 504 square miles and includes numerous rural communities with a total population of 14,385.

Services to Elderly Van has a centralized call center, an efficient system that is easy for the public to access and use. Service is available Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and special occasions upon request and availability. Contact 620-363-2023 or 620-365-1435.

Allen County Airport

Allen County Airport is a public facility located 3 miles SE of Iola, Kansas serving the needs of local and regional aviation. For detailed information visit the AirNav: K88 Allen County Airport.