Travel & Transportation

Airport Information

Lexington has its own airport, Blue Grass Airport (LEX), although costs can at times be significantly higher than at surrounding airports. We recommend pricing flights to Blue Grass Airport (LEX), Louisville International Airport (SDF), and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

However, please note that both Louisville and Cincinnati are about 1.5 hours away (approximately 80 miles) by car and there are no public transportation or shuttle options to get to Lexington.

Blue Grass Airport (LEX)
4000 Terminal Dr, Lexington, KY 40510
~ 6 miles to campus (15 min drive)
LEX taxi and shuttle services

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
3087 Terminal Dr, Hebron, KY 41048
~78 miles to campus (1 hr 20 min drive)

Louisville International Airport (SDF)
600 Terminal Dr, Louisville, KY 40209
~79 miles to campus (1 hr 20 min drive)


For in-town public bus transportation, visit Lextran. Lextran costs $1 per ride. Additionally, participants may use Uber or Lyft to get around town. Expect to pay approximately $8-$15 per ride for locations within 2 miles and depending on the time of day (early mornings and evenings are the most expensive as well as during inclement weather, especially rain).

On Campus
Campus shuttles are provided free of charge to UK students, employees and visitors. All areas of campus are less than a 5-minute walk from a bus stop with buses arriving every 7-10 minutes. Please note that campus shuttles run only during weekdays. You can track shuttles in real time here. The TransLoc Rider mobile app, as well as other transportation-related smartphone apps, are available here. For campus parking and all other campus related transportation services, visit their website here.

If you wish to use the parking garage during the conference, please visit the UK Transportation and the LFCPA websites.