Are You Traveling Over Thanksgiving Break? You Have Options!

By lasu224 · October 13, 2022

Let’s talk turkey. If you’re planning to travel home or elsewhere over Thanksgiving break, you have at least two good options to get from campus to where you want to go: BreakShuttle and Free Regional Airport Shuttles.

UK Transportation Services is offering both travel options for students again this academic year. Choose the one that works best for you!


BreakShuttle is a charter bus service that enables students, staff, and faculty to take a bus from campus to their hometowns and other destinations during major academic breaks. The company contracts with UK Transportation Services to provide this service, offering transportation for students who prefer not to fly or who need a last-minute, comfortable ride home.

Tickets are now on sale for Thanksgiving break along the following routes:

UK to Atlanta, with stops in:

  • Knoxville, TN
  • Chattanooga, TN.
  • Kennesaw, GA.

UK to Chicago, with stops in:

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Merrillville, IN
  • Naperville, IL

UK to Medina, OH, with stops in:

  • Dayton, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Medina, OH

The buses are scheduled to depart from Kroger Field at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22. The boarding area is in the Kroger Field Green Lot, between gates two and three.

BreakShuttle buses will return to campus after Thanksgiving Break on Sunday, November 27.

For specific trip, price, and route information, visit BreakShuttle’s official UK page and sign up for email alerts and discounts.

Free Regional Airport Shuttles

Students who plan to travel by air this Thanksgiving can take advantage of free regional airport shuttles, offered by UK Transportation Services, with funding assistance from the Student Transportation Council.

Free transportation to and from Blue Grass Airport (LEX), Louisville International Airport (SDF) and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is available to both students and staff, just by signing up. The shuttles leave from and return to Kroger Field.

Registration is now open for Thanksgiving break. Airport shuttles are scheduled to depart from gate six at Kroger Field on Wednesday, November 23, at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and return on Sunday, November 27 at noon and 7 p.m.

More details about airport shuttles can be found here.

If you have questions about your travel options, please email UK Transportation Services or call 859-257-5757.


UK Transportation Services strives to improve the quality of life on campus by offering responsive, sustainable and reliable access to infrastructure and mobility solutions. To learn more about transportation options, follow Transportation Services on Twitter @UKParking, or visit us online at