Winter break airport shuttles to run Dec. 11 through Dec. 14


A Lextran bus picks up students in front of the Main Building on South Limestone on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Taylor Pence

UK Transportation announced in a press release Monday that it will offer free airport bus service from Kroger Field to Blue Grass Airport (LEX), Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) for the winter academic break.

“We’re happy to be able to offer this service to the campus community,” said Lance Broeking, director of UK Transportation Services, in the press release. “It’s another way in which the university is working to ensure that our students can thrive at UK without the need to have a car.”

Airport shuttle bus service is available to UK students, faculty and staff over a four-day period: Tuesday, Dec. 11, through Friday, Dec. 14.

New this year, Transportation Services has partnered with the Student Transportation Fee Advisory Council and has added free shuttle service to the Louisville and Cincinnati airports in addition to the Lexington airport as part of a one-year pilot program.

Free return trips from all three airports are also available Sunday, Jan 6. More details about airport bus shuttles can be found here.

Airport bus shuttles to all three airports will leave from Kroger Field every three hours Tuesday, Dec. 11, through Friday, Dec. 14. Departures begin at 6 a.m., followed by 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Riders should plan to arrive at their destination airport at least two hours before take-off. Registration for airport bus service is available online and must be requested at least one day in advance.

For students who need assistance getting to Kroger Field, Transportation Services recommends using the on-campus Blue and White bus routes that run every 7-10 minutes. Riders should leave their residence halls 30-minutes prior to their airport shuttle departure time to ensure they have plenty of travel time. Information about the Blue and White routes can be found here.

Free return trips from all three airports are also available on Sunday, Jan 6. Airport shuttle buses will pick-up every two hours: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Riders will be transported back to Kroger Field, where they can catch the Yellow Route for transportation to the broader campus.

UK Transportation Services will also offer airport bus service during spring break. 

For more information on parking options and transportation alternatives, visit UK Transportation Services is also on Twitter @UKParking or tune into 1700 AM (WQKH 253) to hear daily campus parking and transportation updates. The station broadcasts 24 hours, seven days a week.