Travel & Transportation


Getting to Lexington is easy. For those wishing to drive, I-64 (east-west) and I-75 (north-south) run just along the outskirts of town. Additionally, a network of parkways crisscrosses the state, supplementing the interstate system and making travel across the rather long state much more manageable. For those wishing to fly, Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport (LEX – please see, located close to the university and downtown hotels, offers numerous flights per day, many direct to large southeastern cities like Atlanta, Memphis, and Charlotte. Allegiant, American, Delta, and United Airlines provide regular service to the Blue Grass Airport.

Lexington is also only 81 miles south of Cincinnati (CVG) and 74 miles east of Louisville (SDF).

Airport Transportation

Lexington Bluegrass Airport is located 7 miles from the Gatton Student Center. It is serviced by Uber and Lyft car-sharing services, as well as several taxi companies including Wildcat Taxi (859-225-2227) and Yellow Cab (859-231-8294).

Conference Parking 

Free parking is available in the Cornerstone Parking Garage, 409 S. Limestone Street, located just across Limestone Street from the Gatton Student Center. 

To get to the Gatton Student Center from there, take stairwell/elevator A to the 3rd floor of the garage and look for the pedestrian walkway that crosses over Limestone Street. Take the walkway to its end and then, when there’s a fork in the sidewalk, go left, cross over the road, and turn left in front of Barker Hall. The glass doors leading into the Gatton Student center will be straight in front of you.