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Louisville Travel Guide

Louisville Airports

Louisville International Airport (SDF)


The airport is located six miles (10km) from central Louisville.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from the second Sunday in March to the f


Transfer City: 

TARC buses travel to Louisville city centre at regular intervals, from the island on the east end of the terminal. Details on routes and schedules are available at the information desk. Numerous taxi companies serve the airport and many hotels provide courtesy shuttle services to and from the airport. A limousine hire service is also available.

Car Rental: 

Eight car hire companies are represented at the airport. These are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, National and Thrifty. Car hire desks are in the baggage claim area.

Airport Facilities: 

There are a number of ATMs, shops, cafes and restaurants in the terminal. The business centre in Departures offers Internet, fax and photocopy services. There is also a bank, bureau de change, post box, wireless Internet and game room. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to inform their airline in advance.

Car Parking: 

Long- and short-term parking is available next to the terminal. Economy parking is available further away, connected by a free shuttle bus.

Blue Grass Airport (LEX)


The airport is located 4 miles (about 7km) outside Lexington, Kentucky.


Local time is GMT -5 (GMT -4 between 13 March and 6 Nov


Transfer Terminals: 

Not applicable, as there is only one terminal building.

Transfer City: 

Bus: There is an express bus service into downtown Lexington offered by LexTran, stopping at the Transit Centre in Vine Street. The bus operates on weekdays from 6am to 6pm, and the fare is $1 (80c for children).

Taxi: There are taxis available outside the terminal building, by the exit of the baggage claim area. Average meters start at $2.50 and run $2.50 per mile for up to four passengers - so a typical fare to downtown Lexington would be about $12.50.

Car Rental: 

There are plenty of car hire agencies at the airport, including major brands like Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. The rental car offices are located in the baggage reclaim area on the first level of the terminal building.

Airport Taxis: 

There are taxis available outside the terminal building, by the exit of the baggage claim area. Average meters start at $2.50 and run $2.50 per mile for up to four passengers - so a typical fare to downtown Lexington would be about $12.50.

Airport Facilities: 

Money and communications: ATMs, post box, public phones.

Luggage: There is a lost and found office in the airport; however, lost luggage queries are handled by the individual airlines.

Conference and business: There is an executive lounge on the third level of Concourse B, with computer terminals, photocopying and fax services, telephones and flat-screen TVs. Non-club members can use the lounge for a $5 fee. There are also meeting facilities with audio-visual equipment availa

Car Parking: 

There are four parking options: short-term, long-term, economy and valet. Short-term rates are $2 for the first hour and $1 per hour after that, with a $14 daily maximum (first 30 minutes are free); long-term parking is the same, but with a daily maximum of $11. Economy parking has a daily maximum of $8, with no free parking period. Valet parking has a flat daily rate of $13, and you can have your car detailed for an extra fee.

Departure Tax: 

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