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Airport Guide to Blue Grass (LEX)

Airport Name

Blue Grass Airport

Airport Location

The airport is about 9 miles east of Lexington and 18 miles southeast of Frankfort.






(859) 425 3114

Airport Overview

Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport (LEX) has a quaint name that goes along with the proud history of the area. Southern hospitality is the order of the day in the friendly and efficient service of the airport, located just four miles (6.5km) out of the city.

A small regional airport, you won’t find flights to Blue Grass Airport from international destinations; instead, you can choose from commuter flights operating to and from Chicago, Atlanta and Houston.

Once inside, however, the spacious and attractive interior quickly makes you forget its lack of bells and whistles. Processing just over a million passengers a year, the airport is a warm and welcoming gateway to the charms of Kentucky – whether you come for the Derby, or just for a taste of bourbon.

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Terminal Transfer

Not applicable, as there is only one terminal.

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Getting into Town

Bus: There is an express bus service into downtown Lexington offered by LexTran, stopping at the Transit Center in Vine Street. The bus operates on weekdays from 6am to 6pm, and the fare is $1 (80c for children).

Taxi: There are taxis available outside the terminal building, by the exit of the baggage claim area. Average meters start at $2.50 and run $2.50 per mile for up to four passengers – so a typical fare to downtown Lexington would be about $12.50.

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Car Parking

There are four parking options: short-term, long-term, economy and valet. Short-term rates are $2 for the first hour and $1 per hour after that, with a $14 daily maximum (first 30 minutes are free); long-term parking is the same, but with a daily maximum of $11. Economy parking has a daily maximum of $8, with no free parking period. Valet parking has a flat daily rate of $13, and you can have your car detailed for an extra fee.


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Information Desks

There is an information desk in the lobby, on the first level. It’s open from 5am to 7:30pm, and provides airport and flight information, tourism brochures, paging services, stamps, and fax and photocopying services.


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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, post box, public phones.

Luggage: There is a lost-and-found office in the airport; however, lost luggage queries are handled by the individual airlines.

Conference and business: There is an executive lounge on the third level of Concourse B, with computer terminals, photocopying and fax services, telephones and flat-screen TVs. Non-club members can use the lounge for a $5 fee. There are also meeting facilities with audio-visual equipment available in The Club Lounge.

Shopping: As Blue Grass is a regional airport, there isn’t any duty-free shopping. There are a few newsstands and souvenir shops on the first and second levels.

Food and drink: There are only a few dining options in the terminal, including a Quiznos Sandwich Shop, deSha’s Restaurant, Caffe Ritazza and Knob Creek Bourbon Lounge.

Other facilities: Services include children's play areas and a first aid station.

Wi-Fi: There is free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout the airport.

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Car Rentals

There are plenty of car hire agencies at the airport, including major brands like Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. The rental car offices are located in the baggage reclaim area on the first level of the terminal building.