Airport Shuttle Bus Service

Transportation Services offers free airport buses to Blue Grass Airport (LEX), Louisville International Airport (SDF) and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) at the start of Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks.

You must request service on an airport bus at least 24 hours in advance. All airport buses will depart from Gate 6 at Kroger Field for Winter Break. (This is a change from the departure area during Thanksgiving Break.)

Gate 6 Location:

The buses will leave on the following dates:

Winter Break Bus

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018

Spring Break Bus

Thursday, March 7, 2019 & Friday, March 8, 2019

Daily Airport Bus Start Times

6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.

Departure Consideration: Students should plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to take-off.

Return Trip Airport Buses

UK Transportation Services also offers airport buses from the Blue Grass Airport, Louisville Airport and the Cincinnati Airport back to campus. These buses return riders to Kroger Field, where they can then board the Yellow Route bus (#27) to transport them back to campus.

Airport Return Trip Pick-Up Locations

  • Louisville Airport (SDF): Shuttles pick up directly behind baggage claim, close to the taxi booth.
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG): Shuttles pick up at the ground transportation center where students were dropped off. It's also where rental car shuttles pick up.
  • Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX): Shuttles pick up just past the terminal, close to the horse statues. Go directly through doors and past National Car Rental.
  • Return trip airport buses will be available on the following dates:

    • Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
    • Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Airport Bus Return Trip Pick-up Times: 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m and 8 p.m.