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The airport is located six miles (10km) from central Louisville.
Getting to the 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.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Tel: +1 502 367 4636.
Lexington's Blue Grass Airport (LEX) has an evocative name that chimes with the proud history of the Kentucky area. Southern hospitality is the order of the day in the friendly and efficient service of the airport, located just four miles (6.5km) outside the city of Lexington. A small regional airport, you won't find flights to Blue Grass Airport from international destinations: instead, you can choose from commuter flights operating to and from Chicago, Atlanta and Houston. Processing just over a million passengers a year, the airport is a warm and welcoming gateway to the charms of the state of Kentucky - which include bluegrass music, bourbon whiskey, and the famous horse race, The Kentucky Derby. A highly recommended activity for when you're waiting for your flight is to visit the Paddock Gallery on the first level, and browse through the beautifully framed paintings and prints of past Kentucky Derby winners. Prints can be bought, and make good souvenirs for loved ones back home.
The airport is located 4 miles (about 7km) outside Lexington, Kentucky.
Getting to the 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.
Local time is GMT -5 (GMT -4 between 13 March and 6 November)
(859) 425 3100
Louisville International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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