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Transportation Information

 
Cabs/Car Rental Services
There are several car rental agencies located in Lexington.
 

Avis Rent-A-Car
4000 Terminal Drive, Suite 106
Lexington, KY
859-281-1618
www.avis.com
 
 
Budget Car Rental
1059 South Broadway
Lexington, KY
859-252-8408
www.budget.com
 
 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2893 Richmond Road STE 130
Lexington, KY 40509
859-269-9149
www.enterprise.com
 
 
Hertz Rent-A-Car
4000 Terminal Drive STE 105
Lexington, KY
859-254-3496
www.hertz.com
 
   
 
Taxi and Limousine Service
There are several taxi and Limousine options in Lexington. Taxi meters typically begin at $2.50, with fares running approximately $2.50 per mile, valid for up to four individuals. (Pricing is subject to change. Please contact the individual taxi company for additional information.)
 
 
Wildcat Cab 
859.231.8294
Yellow Cab
859.231.8294
859.255.6388
Triple Crown Limousine
859.252.6764
 
 
Public Transportation- Lextran

Riding a Lextran bus may seem intimidating if you have never used public transit before, but it's actually quite simple! After all, thousands of people do it everyday! Follow these basic steps to make your experience more enjoyable. As always, thank you for riding Lextran!
  • Know the Fare
  • The basic Lextran fare is $1 per ride with a free transfer. There are also discounts and pass options available. Please visit our Fare Structure page for more information.
  • Use a Map
  • With Lextran's Trip Planner and route maps, you can go anywhere! Bus route maps and schedules are available online, at the Transit Center on Vine Street, at Lextran Offices on Loudon Avenue, at public libraries, and many other locations around town. Call (859) 253-4636 for a location near you.
  • Locate your closest stop.
  • Use a map to find out where you are and locate the closest bus stop to your location. Then, identify what time a Lextran bus will stop at that location.
  • Locate your destination.
  • Trace the route on your System Map or map it on Lextran's trip planner. If you have to transfer (change from one bus to another), tell the driver as you board the bus. About two blocks before you reach your destination, be sure to pull the bell cord above the window or press the rubber strip between the windows to signal to the driver that you need to deboard. Allow the bus to come to a complete stop before you stand to exit. Always exit through the rear door.
  • Bicycles and Wheelchairs
  • Both bicycles and wheelchairs are always welcome on Lextran buses or trolleys.
  • There is a bicycle rack on the front of the bus--just stow the bike and hop on board! For more information on how to Bike 'n Ride, click here.
  • Lextran buses are accessible and wheelchairs will be secured by the driver before the bus starts moving. For more information about accessibility, click here.
  • Paratransit Service
  • The American Red Cross WHEELS program provides all paratransit services for Lextran. Please contact Sharon Newman at (859) 244-2015 for an application and more details.
  • Ask questions.
  • If you are unsure about where you are going, which route you need to take, or which pass you need to purchase, don't hesitate to ask any of Lextran's personnel!
  • If you have any questions that are not answered here, visit our FAQs page for more information! You may also submit a question online or call one of our customer service representatives at (859)253-4636.
  • Basic Etiquette
  • When you ride Lextran, you are part of a commuter community. Every passenger can affect the experience of that whole group, so please keep a few basic courtesies in mind:
  • Have your pass or cash ready to insert into the farebox when you board the bus.
  • Seats near the front of the bus should be available for seniors and riders with disabilities.
  • Fold and stow strollers for the safety of your child and other passengers.
  • No smoking, eating, or drinking is allowed on the bus.
  • No alcohol.
  • No pets allowed on the bus, unless pet is a service animal.
  • No radios unless headphones are used and noise will not disturb other passengers.
  • Always exit via the rear door.
  • You can plan your lextran trip here:  http://www.lextran.com/riding-lextran/how-to-guides  

Getting to Lexington

 
Within a day's drive of two-thirds of the population of the United States, Lexington is strategically located at the intersection of interstates 64 and 75 in Fayette County, Kentucky.  Lexington is accessible by air with approximately 100 direct and nonstop flights. Nestled among world famous Thoroughbred horse farms, Blue Grass Airport (LEX) welcomes travelers with one of the most beautiful air approaches in the nation.

Bluegrass Airport
 
Blue Grass Airport (LEX) has the quality air service you need and the convenience you want. As the primary airport for central and eastern Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport offers non-stop, commercial jet service to 13 destinations and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide.The airport is located just minutes from downtown Lexington, has ample parking and a terminal you can easily navigate. 
In the time it takes to leave the plane and find the way to baggage claim in many airports, passengers arriving at Blue Grass Airport have already checked into their hotel rooms and are enjoying the scenic landscapes and hospitality that’s made central Kentucky famous.
 
Free shuttle service to select hotels and a covered rental car facility located adjacent to the terminal means your guests experience both convenience and economy.  Arriving at Blue Grass Airport is simple and quick—because our approach really is different.
 
For more information on flying in and out of Blue Grass Airport, visit www.bluegrassairport.com.
 
Allegiant Air
Reservations      702.505.8888
 
American Eagle
Reservations      800.433.7300
 
Delta Air Lines
Reservations      800.221.1212
 
United Airlines
Reservations      800.864.8331
 
US Airways
Reservations      800.428.4322
 
For more information on the Bluegrass Airport, visit http://www.bluegrassairport.com/
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