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Thanksgiving Break Airport Shuttles to Run Nov. 25 and Nov. 26

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2019) — Is it too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving break? It’s not if you’re planning to travel during that time. 

University of Kentucky Transportation Services — in partnership with the Student Transportation Council — is offering a free airport shuttle service from Kroger Field to Blue Grass Airport (LEX), Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) for the Thanksgiving break. 

Airport shuttle service is available to UK students, faculty and staff over a three-day period: Monday, Nov. 25, Tuesday, Nov. 26, and Wednesday, Nov. 27. Free return trips from all three airports are also available on Sunday, Dec. 1. More details about airport shuttles can be found here.

“This service has been widely embraced by both students and parents,” said Lance Broeking, director of UK Transportation Services. “It’s cost-effective and gives students the ability to consider transportation options other than having a car.”

Airport shuttles to all three airports will leave from Kroger Field every three hours on Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26. Departures begin at 6 a.m., followed by 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, an 8 a.m. shuttle will be available. Riders should plan to arrive at their destination airport at least two hours before take-off.

Registration for airport shuttle service is available online and must be requested at least one day in advance.

For students who need assistance getting to Kroger Field, Transportation Services recommends using the on-campus Blue and White bus routes that run every 7-10 minutes. Riders should leave their residence halls 30 minutes prior to their airport shuttle departure time to ensure they have plenty of travel time. Information about the Blue and White routes can be found here

The Blue and White bus routes begin operation at 6:45 a.m., so students who need to catch the earliest (6 a.m.) airport shuttle bus will be given the option during registration to also choose shuttle service from their dorm area to Kroger Field.

Students who are taking advantage of free return trips from their respective airports Sunday, Dec. 1, have the option of catching a shuttle every three hours: 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. Riders will be transported back to Kroger Field, where they can catch the Yellow Route for transportation to the broader campus.

UK Transportation Services strives to improve the quality of life on campus by offering responsive, sustainable and reliable access to infrastructure and mobility solutions. To learn more about transportation options, follow Transportation Services on Twitter @UKParking or visit us online at

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