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Fly In & Out Of Lexington With Ease

Blue Grass Airport (LEX)

What You Need To Know Before You Go

Only a short fifteen-minute drive from the heart of downtown, Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport makes traveling to and from our great city a breeze. With an easily walkable terminal and two concourses, it’s a convenient hub that can get you exactly where you want to go—and while we hate to see you go, you’ll love the view as you leave. There’s nothing quite like the birds-eye-view of Lexington’s rolling bluegrass hills and picturesque horse farms you can only get when flying in and out of Blue Grass Airport.


Driving Distances Map

Louisville, KY
77 miles
Cincinnati, OH
82 miles
Knoxville, TN
172 miles
Charleston, WV
176 miles
Indianapolis, IN
189 miles
Columbus, OH
189 miles
Nashville, TN
214 miles
Cleveland, OH
331 miles
St. Louis, MO
337 miles
Detroit, MI
345 miles
Pittsburgh, PA
372 miles
Chicago, IL
373 miles
Atlanta, GA
382 miles
Charlotte, NC
401 miles
Birmingham, AL
404 miles
Memphis, TN
422 miles
Milwaukee, WI
469 miles
Washington, DC
512 miles
Buffalo, NY
515 miles
Baltimore, MD
538 miles
Charleston, SC
542 miles
Norfolk, VA
583 miles
Direct Flights Map

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  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)
  • Orlando Sanford, FL (SFB)
  • Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
  • St. Pete - Clearwater, FL (PIE)
  • Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Dallas, TX (DFW)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Atlanta, GA (ATL)
  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Washington DC, VA (DCA)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Chicago, IL (ORD)

Ground Transportation & Rental Cars

Rental Cars

Rental car service counters are located in the baggage claim area on the first level of the terminal. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar Car Rental, Enterprise, Hertz, and National all offer their services at the Blue Grass Airport. For car reservations, please contact the rental car agencies directly.

Ground Transportation

Blue Grass Airport offers a variety of ways to get to and from the airport, including: a taxi service, buses & hotel vans, and ride sharing apps. For more information, check out Blue Grass Airport’s Ground Transportation page.


Visitors and passengers can choose from Short-Term, Long-Term and Valet Parking. Short-Term is a maximum of $16 per day (0-30 min. is free, 31-60 min is $2.00, and additional hours are $1.00 each,) Long-Term is $13 per day, and Valet Parking is $22 per day. 

NOTE: The following major credit cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.


Handicap Parking

Customers with Handicap placards may park in the Short-Term or Long-Term lots, and will only be charged the Long-Term Parking rate for the length of their stay. 

NOTE: In order to receive the discount the customer must provide their placard, name, and phone number to the cashier upon exiting.



Nearby Airports

For the convenience of long-distance and international travelers, Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport is only about an hour drive from both the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and the Louisville Muhammed Ali International Airport (SDF.)

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

CVG is one of the region's leading airports, offering nonstop flights to 50+ destinations, including international cities like Toronto, Punta Cana, and Los Cabos. There are 14 airlines that fly out of CVG, giving you plenty of options to choose from.

Louisville Muhammed Ali International Airport (SDF)

SDF makes it easy to catch a flight to destinations from coast to coast, with direct flights to places like San Francisco, Boston, and Miami. There are eight airlines that fly out of SDF, so you’ll have some flexibility when making your travel plans.


Bourbon Distilleries and Tours

Woodford Reserve Distillery

African American Heritage Trail

Walking Through Gratz Park

Food Tours

Bites of the Bluegrass SV

Brewgrass Trail


Free Stuff To Do

Femi - Downtown Lex

Outdoor Activities