Travel & Transportation


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

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)

Lextran - Public Transportation

There's plenty to enjoy and do in this great city. With beautiful horse farms, museums, shopping, hotels, nightlife, food and much more, there's never a dull moment in Lexington!

Riding the Bus is Easy! We keep it as simple as possible. For the easiest trip:

  1. Plan ahead.
    Use the online trip planner on the right side of this page, access Google Transit from your smart phone, view and print maps and schedules for our routes, or call our customer service center at (859) 253-4636.
  2. Get your fare.
    You can always pay your fare when boarding the bus ($1 and $5 bills accepted), but if you prefer a pass, many options are available. You can buy bus passes online or at the following locations: Lextran Transit Center at 200 East Vine Street, Administrative Offices at 109 West Loudon, and Lexington-area Kroger stores (30-day pass only).  Please note that passes purchased online are mailed; they are not available to print at this time.
  3. Go!
    Board a bus and enjoy Lexington!

How-To Guides

Learn more about how to take advantage of Lextran services while in Lexington with our How-To Guides

Airport Trips

Route 21 - Airport/Keeneland is the Lextran bus you'll want to take to and from Bluegrass Airport.  Then, you will be able to make a transfer at the Transit Center if your destination is located along another route.

Campus Parking

For information and parking maps, vist UK's visitor parking information site

Bike Rental

Wildcat Wheels - Check out a BIKE during your time here! 

The shop is located in the basement of Blazer Dining, near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Avenue of Champions.

Summer Regular Shop Hours - 

Tuesday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Thursday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

What you need to know: 

  • Wildcat Wheels will provide up to 100 bikes (maybe more) to Institute participants (locks included)
  • They also can provide a limited number of helmets, so you may want to buy/bring your own. 
  • The bikes will be checked out on a first come, first served basis til they are gone during regular shop hours.
  • Institute participants must come to the shop to complete a rental waiver. 
  • There will be a drop-off point for bikes rented during the Institute for 4 hours on the final day of the conference.
  • Bikes may be returned anytime during regular shop hours