Louisville is regarded as one of the most accessible cities in the United States, having excellent road and rail links in addition to its international airport. Once in the city, it is best to make use of the frequent and efficient bus and trolley services.
Taxis are also easy to find, and some hotels run their own complimentary shuttle services between the airport, the downtown area and other landmarks. Louisville has a strong cycling tradition and there are several on-road bike lanes downtown. Many visitors prefer to hire a car, which makes getting around the city and the surrounding areas easy. Rideshare services include Uber and Lyft.
Louisville International Airport
The airport is located six miles (10km) from central Louisville.
Louisville International Airport (SDF)
LocationThe airport is located six miles (10km) from central Louisville.
Getting to the city
TARC buses travel to Louisville city centre at regular intervals. Details on routes and schedules are available at the information desk. Many area hotels provide courtesy shuttles for guests.
TimeGMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, National and Thrifty. Car hire desks are in the baggage claim area.
Taxis are available at the traffic island on the left of the taxi stand.
There are a number of ATMs, shops, cafes and restaurants in the terminal. There is also a bank, bureau de change and shoeshine service. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to inform their airline in advance.
Short-term parking is on Level 2 to 4 of the garage, and costs $2 for the first hour, and $2 for each hour thereafter up to a daily maximum of $13, and a weekly rate of $78. The surface lot has long-term parking, charged at $9 per day and $54 per week. The express shuttle lot offers long-term parking at $6 a day or $36 a week, and has a two-hour grace period with no charge.