Need a Ride Home for Thanksgiving Break?

By lasu224 · November 11, 2019

Tickets sales are now open for BreakShuttle, a charter bus service offered in cooperation with University of Kentucky Transportation Services.

The BreakShuttle service enables students, faculty and staff to take a charter bus from campus to their hometowns and other destinations during major academic breaks. The service stops at numerous cities along these routes: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Paducah and St. Louis. Below are the routes with their drop-off cities:

Knoxville, TN
Chattanooga, TN
Kennesaw, GA

Indianapolis, IN
Lafayette, IN
Merrillville, IL
Naperville, IL

Dayton, OH
Columbus, OH
Medina, OH

Madisonville, KY
Paducah, KY

St. Louis
Johnson Township, IN
O’Fallon, IL

BreakShuttle’s service is scheduled to depart from Kroger Field at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 to return on Sunday, Dec. 1. The buses depart and arrive between BCTC and Kroger Field, close to the entrance of the Green Lot. The BreakShuttle website allows people to purchase one-way tickets, so those interested in a return trip will also need to purchase the return trip option.

More information about schedules, prices and links to purchase tickets, can be found here.

Students can use the Blue or White Routes to get to Kroger Field on November 26. Those returning to Kroger Field will be able to take the Yellow Route (#27) back to the broader campus on Sunday, Dec. 1.

BreakShuttle is the nation’s largest provider of college break transportation services and contracts with fully insured and compliant charter companies. BreakShuttle is wholly owned by Wells + Associates, a transportation consultancy company. For more information, visit their website.

Students who plan to travel by air during Thanksgiving break can also take advantage of a separate service offered through UK Transportation Services. Regional Airport Shuttles are provided free-of-charge from campus to Blue Grass Airport (LEX), Louisville International Airport (SDF) and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). More details about Airport Shuttles can be found here.

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