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Lexington, KY Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 89
Total Sleeping Rooms 7,900
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,600
Committable Meeting Rooms* 26
Convention Center Space 132,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 66,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 17,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $110
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $61
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $227
*Maximum for a single hotel

Lexington, KY Airport Information

Blue Grass Airport (LEX)

Approximate taxi fare: $22.09 USD

Nestled amongst rolling hills and thoroughbred horse farms, Blue Grass Airport sits four miles west of Lexington's central business district. The airport serves more than 86 daily flights to the nonstop destinations of Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Punta Gorda, Tampa Bay, and Washington, DC. Passengers can choose from a variety of shopping and dining options, as well as stay connected with the airport's free Wi-Fi or hold functions in its meeting facilities. Parking options include short-term, long-term, economy, and valet.

Airline carriers serving Blue Grass Airport:

  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines

Lexington, KY Ground Transportation


LexTran operates a fleet of 73 buses, including a University of Kentucky campus shuttle service and door-to-door paratransit service, running along 31 total routes. Passengers can ride to the Lexington Convention Center along Route 6 and Blue Grass Airport along Route 21. LexTran's mainline bus service runs daily from 5:30 AM to 12:30 AM. One-way fare is $1 for adults and $0.80 for children ages 7 to 18, while a daily pass is $3 and a 20-ride pass $15. Children under age 7 ride free.

Operated by LexTran, Colt is a free downtown circulator service that connects the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University. Colt runs two routes, including the Blue Route, which runs Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 2 PM and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 6 PM to 1 AM, as well as the Green Route, which runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 9 PM to 3 AM. Colt does not offer Thursday night service from November through April. The Lexington Convention Center can be accessed along Colt's Blue Route.


Lexington's Greyhound station is located on the north side of the city at 477 West New Circle Road NW. The station is open daily from 7:45 AM to 4 PM and 9:30 to 10:30 PM.

Rental Cars

Blue Grass Airport features rental car counters for Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National, located outside of baggage claim on the first level.


Visitors traveling to Lexington via Blue Grass Airport should expect to pay about $16 in taxi fare.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Dayton, OH 129 mi 2 hr 20 min 2 hr 50 min USD $809+
Indianapolis, IN 151 mi 3 hr 13 min 3 hr 50 min USD $636+
Columbus, OH 160 mi 3 hr 6 min 3 hr USD $540+
Nashville, TN 179 mi 3 hr 19 min 3 hr 20 min USD $601+
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