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 in close proximity to the university and to downtown hotels, offers numerous flights per day, many direct to large southeastern cities like Atlanta, Memphis, and Charlotte. Lexington is also only 81 miles south of Cincinnati (CVG) and 74 miles east of Louisville (SDF), so flying into these larger airports is also a feasible possibility.

Getting around Lexington is pretty easy, too. If you do not have a car during your visit, the city's bus system, LexTran (, offers many low-priced routes around town, and two free downtown trolleys are offered during lunchtime. Taxis are also available.