Serving the UK Community: Holiday Transportation

Monday, November 6th

We put students first in everything that we do at the University of Kentucky—even when classes are not in session.

Consider, for example, services that we have provided for many years over Thanksgiving and winter breaks.

University of Kentucky Transportation Services is making travel over breaks easier for students, by way of two programs: airport shuttles and the Ride Home Express.

Airport Shuttles

Our airport shuttle service will offer students a complimentary shuttle service from campus to Blue Grass Airport prior to both Thanksgiving and winter break.

For Thanksgiving, the shuttle will operate from Monday, November 20th through Wednesday, November 22nd, with daily campus pick-ups at 6 am, 8 am, 10 am, noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm. Students should plan to leave campus at least two hours prior to take-off.

The ride is free with a Wildcard ID. However, students must make reservations prior to their trip here.

Ride Home Express

Additionally, UK is offering the Ride Home Express. This service is a comfortable, reliable, and affordable travel option for students and employees, which visits a variety of destinations. It serves 15 cities along three separate routes (Atlanta area, Chicago area, and Cleveland area). 

The program offers significantly cheaper fares than airlines and faster travel times than other major bus companies.

The Thanksgiving Ride Home Express buses will depart campus on Tuesday, Nov. 21 and return on Sunday, Nov. 26, while the Winter Break Ride Home Express will leave on Friday, Dec. 15 and return on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

Fares start at $55 for round trips and $30 for one-way tickets. More information can be found here

The Ride Home Express will also provide free transportation to and from Kroger Field, so that students do not have to walk there with luggage.

Reservations for that service can be made here.

The University of Kentucky strives to support its students in every that we can. These services are an example of our dedication to keeping our students safe and providing resources for them outside of the classroom.

If you are interested in utilizing our transportation services during an upcoming break, please make your reservations as soon as possible.


Eric N. Monday