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.
Ground Transportation & 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.
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.
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.
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.
Lexington Hotels & Restaurants
Famous for our southern hospitality
Getting here is a great first step, but we want to make sure you enjoy your stay as well! Lexington is home to a number of great hotels, making it easy to find one that’s perfect for you. You can check out a full list of hotels in Lexington here.
Of course, you can’t come to Lexington without trying the local cuisine either. We’ve been described as “foodie heaven” with farm-fresh ingredients and dishes from all over the world. Find healthy quick bites, upscale dining experiences, and more on this list of local restaurants.
Once You’re In Lexington
Must-see local highlights, hotspots, and events
There’s so many things to do in Lexington, but here’s 13 things we recommend checking out during your stay in the Horse Capital of the World. You can also check this list of upcoming events, a list of local attractions, or stop by our Visitors Center for more ideas!
Feel free to use these maps and directions to help you get around town while you’re here.Learn More