About Blue Grass Airport (LEX)

Blue Grass Airport, which currently operates domestic-only routes, is the third busiest airport in Kentucky. Our Blue Grass Airport guide includes airport contact details, as well as information regarding terminal facilities, public transportation options and local accommodation.


The airport information centre (tel: +1 859 425 3100) is located in the lobby on the ground floor, and is open from 0500 to 1930.


Driving directions:

Blue Grass Airport is easily accessible from Highway 60 (Versailles Road) and is in close proximity to Blue Grass Parkway and Interstates 75 and 64.

From Lexington, take Highway 60 (Versailles Road) to the west and take the south exit for Man O War Boulevard. From here, take the first right onto Terminal Drive and follow the signs to the airport. The total drive time from central Lexington is approximately 20 minutes.

Airport Info

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Blue Grass Airport is situated 8km (5 miles) east of Lexington and 30km (18 miles) southeast of Frankfort, in Kentucky.

No. of terminals:

+1 859 425 3100

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:The Transit Authority of Lexington (tel: +1 859 253 4636; runs bus 21 from Blue Grass Airport to the Transit Centre on Vine Street in Lexington. The service is operational from Monday to Friday (daytimes only – the last departure from the airport is at 1833). The journey time is approximately 40 minutes and the fare is US$1.

Shuttle:Many local hotels provide shuttle services to and from Blue Grass Airport. Direct line courtesy telephones for reservations are located next to baggage claim.

Taxi:Taxis can be hailed from the taxi rank outside the terminal, near the baggage claim exit. Taxi operators at the airport include Bluegrass Cab (tel: +1 859 223 8888;, Wildcat Cab (tel: +1 859 231 8294) and Yellow Cab (tel: +1 859 231 8294). Fares to central Lexington start at around US$15, and the journey time is about 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Terminal facilities


There are two ATMs in the airport: one by the main entrance on the ground floor of the terminal and the second at the entrance to concourse B on the first floor.


A café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a cocktail bar are located on the ground floor, pre-security. On the second level (post-security), there's a cafeteria and a full-service restaurant.


Outlets offering a wide variety of magazines, newspapers, books, clothing, toiletries, snacks and souvenirs are situated on both levels of the terminal building. There is also a shop selling paintings and various artworks. Duty-free is not available, as Blue Grass Airport currently only serves domestic routes.


Left-luggage facilities are not available at the airport. Lost property queries, regarding items misplaced within the terminal, are handled by the Blue Grass Airport Police (tel: +1 859 425 3100).


There is a first-aid office on the ground floor of the airport – for immediate first-aid assistance, use one of the courtesy telephones. There are children's play areas in the lobby on the ground floor of Blue Grass Airport and near the airline gates on the first floor.

Airport facilities

Disabled facilities:

Blue Grass Airport is fully accessible to passengers with disabilities. Lifts are located on each side of the airport terminal, next to the security checkpoint and baggage claim. A public TDD phone is available for the hearing-impaired on the second floor. Designated parking spaces are reserved in all parking areas for those with disabilities. Skycaps can provide wheelchairs and additional assistance to and from the gates. Any passengers who may require further assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

Short- and long-term parking can be found immediately opposite the terminal building, in a multistorey car park. Additional short- and long-term car parks are also located near the terminal building. The first 30 minutes of parking in these areas is free of charge. Other facilities include economy parking behind the main car park, a 'cell phone' waiting area and valet parking. For further parking information, contact Republic Parking (tel: +1 859 255 0063).

Car rental:

International car hire companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National are represented at Blue Grass Airport. Counters for these operators are located in the baggage claim area on the ground floor. The pick-up and drop-off area for hire cars is located next to the terminal building.