Free Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport for Students

LEXINGTON, KY. (Dec. 9, 2009) – University of Kentucky Parking & Transportation Services is helping students get home for the holidays by offering free transportation from campus to Blue Grass Airport.


“The end of the semester is a very busy and stressful time for students,” said Don Thornton, director of Parking & Transportation Services. “By offering this service, we hope to make things a little easier for them.”


The Home for the Holidays shuttle will operate Tuesday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 18, with daily campus pick-up times of 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 


Students should plan to leave campus at least two hours prior to takeoff.


To schedule a pick-up, e-mail the following information with the subject “Home for the Holidays Shuttle” to at least two business days in advance:

-- Name

-- Campus address

-- Campus phone number and/or cell number

-- Date, time and location of campus pick-up 

A representative from Parking & Transportation Services will call to confirm a pick-up time and convenient location.

Students must make their own arrangements back to campus. LexTran’s Airport/Keeneland Express, which runs Monday through Friday and drops off at the Vine Street bus terminal, can be found at Fare is $1. American Taxi (859-381-TAXI) accepts UK PLUS accounts, and charges approximately $16-$20 for cab fare from Bluegrass Airport to campus. Students are eligible for a 15 percent discount with a student ID.