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Louisville International Airport

600 Terminal Dr, Louisville, KY 40209
(502) 367-4636

The Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) is responsible for owning, operating and developing Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Bowman Field (LOU). If you are interested in exploring business, employment or volunteer opportunities or reviewing reports and statistics, please click here .

Louisville International Airport (SDF)

Just 10 minutes from downtown, Louisville International Airport is a low-fare airport that draws travelers within a 200-mile radius of the city. The airport now has nonstop service to more than 22 destinations and convenient connections to cities worldwide. The airport accommodated almost 3.4 million passengers in 2014.


Scheduled Commercial Passenger Airlines

Louisville International Airport's low fares and quality service routinely attract passengers from a 200-mile radius of the City. The airport now has nonstop service to more than 25 destinations and convenient connections to cities worldwide.

Travelers can make a reservation on any of the airlines by visiting Louisville International's convenient reservation center.


Flight status: 1-800-223-5436 FREE
Reservations: 1-800-433-7300 FREE
Baggage assistance: 1-800-535-5225 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-817-967-2000

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Flight status: 1-800-325-1999 FREE
Reservations: 1-800-221-1212 FREE
Baggage assistance: 1-800-325-8224 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-404-715-1450

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Flight status: 1-800-435-9792 FREE
Reservations: 1-800-435-9792 FREE
Baggage assistance: 1-502-367-0025
Customer Relations: 1-214-792-4223

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Flight status: 1-800-864-8331 FREE
Reservations: 1-800-864-8331 FREE
Baggage assistance: 1-800-824-6200 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-800-864-8331 FREE

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Air Cargo Information

The cargo building at Louisville International is located on the west side of the airfield.

Directions: Follow the blue-and-white signs to the building-located just west of the passenger terminal. There is free parking in front of the building for easy package pick-up.

View a map of the roadway system at Louisville International .

Questions about a cargo shipment should be directed to the specific air carrier. To determine which carrier was used, customers should call the shipper.

If the item was sent “counter-to-counter,” it can be picked up at the appropriate airline's ticket counter or baggage claim office in the terminal.

Carrier Phone Number
Air General 502-367-6862
American/American Eagle 502-366-0203
Delta/Delta Connection 800-352-2746 FREE
Federal Express 800-238-5355 FREE
Matheson Flight Extenders 800-455-7678 FREE
Southwest 502-361-1191
Tyme-it Transportation, Inc. 502-425-2551
United/United Express 800-631-1500 FREE
United Parcel Service (UPS) 800-742-5877 FREE
US Postal Service (USPS) 502-454-1621

Directions & Parking

Louisville International Airport is conveniently located at the intersection of I-65 and I-264.

Link here to get directions from any location to Louisville International

From Nashville or points south, take I-65 North to I-264 West (Exit 131). Follow the airport signs directly into the terminal.

From Lexington or points east, take I-64 West to I-264 West to Exit 11 and follow the airport signs directly into the terminal.

From St. Louis or points west, take I-64 East to I-264 (Exit 1) to Exit 11 and follow the airport signs directly into the terminal.

From Cincinnati or points northeast, take I-71 South to I-264 (left lane exit). Follow I-264 to Exit 11 and follow airport signs directly into the terminal.

From Indianapolis or points north, take I-65 South to Exit 131; follow the signs directly into the terminal.

From local streets , you may reach the airport by taking Preston Highway to Phillips Lane, proceed west on Phillips Lane and turn left onto the Freedom Way ramp (across from the Fairgrounds Gate 1) and follow the airport signs to the terminal or parking lots.


Parking at Louisville International
Parking facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking options Hourly Rate Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Under-4-Hours Garage
Level 1
Garage clearance is 9'1″ on the first level, 7'7″ on the second, third and fourth levels.
0 – 1 hr. $1
Each Addl. ½ hr. $1
Maximum $19 No Weekly Discount
Over-4-Hours Garage
Levels 1-3
Garage clearance is 9'1″ on the first level, 7'7″ on the second, third and fourth levels.
0 – 1 hr. $2
Each Addl. hour $2
Maximum $13 Weekly (7 th day free) $78
Surface (Long-term)
(no hourly rates, courtesy shuttle service provided)
0 – 24 hr. $9 Maximum $9 Weekly (7 th day free) $54
Credit-Card-Only Lot
*Special Rate*
$13 Per Day – $78 Per Week (7th day or equivalent free)
Valet Parking $24 per day
Handicap Parking
Under-4-Hours and Over-4-Hours Garage
0 – 24 hr. $9 Maximum $9 Weekly (7 th day free) $54
Reserved Parking Now Available! Click here for more information about the Reserved Parking Program

For questions about parking options and rates, please call the Parking Office at (502) 363-3490 .

Courtesy shuttle service – Louisville International courtesy shuttles begin making runs at approximately 5 a.m. and conclude approximately 30 minutes after the last arriving flight (typically between midnight and 1 a.m.) of the evening. Shuttle service is available to-and-from the Surface (long-term) parking lot only. Shuttles circulate every 10 to 15 minutes; however, only one shuttle runs from 5:00 p.m. until the last flight of the evening. (Shuttle drivers receive a mandatory meal break from approximately 7:30 until 8 p.m. During this time, shuttle service will not be available.)

Handicap parking – There is handicap parking in the Under-4-Hour and Over-4-Hour parking garage. Handicap parking is offered at the least expensive parking rates—regardless of location. You must display a current handicap hang tag or license plate on your vehicle and exit at a staffed booth .

Parking payment options – We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Card and American Express.

Valet parking – Valet parking is now available at Louisville International Airport. Passengers may conveniently drop-off and pick-up their vehicles on the upper-level (departure) roadway on the west end of the terminal. Reservations are not required, but are accepted via the internet at Travelers with questions are welcome to call Air Valet at (502) 380-3723 .

Did you enter the wrong parking lot? Exit immediately and re-enter the appropriate lot. There is a 10-minute grace period for such circumstances. If exiting after 10 minutes, there will be a charge.

Passenger drop-off – Many airlines offer skycap check-in curbside on the departure (upper) level roadway during peak travel periods. However, please remember that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires vehicles to be attended at all times on the curbside check-in curbs for security reasons. Failure to do so may result in fines and towing.

Passenger pick-up – Meeting arriving passengers is easy at Louisville International Airport. However, please remember that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires vehicles to be attended at all times at passenger pick-up curbs for security reasons. Failure to do so may result in fines and towing.

Cell phone lot – For your convenience, you may use our Cell Phone Lot to wait for arriving passengers. Follow the orange-and-blue signs to the free, short-term waiting area—accessible from the upper level (departure) roadway. Drivers are then just a minute away from curbside pick-up, when called on their cell phone by their arriving travelers.

Motorist assistance – The following companies have also agreed to provide vehicle assistance to Louisville International Airport customers for a nominal fee.

Reserved Parking Program – Ever wished you could reserve a parking space close to the airport, avoid waiting in line to pay parking fees or have your very own parking space? Click here to learn about the Reserved Parking Program .

AAA (Members Only) (502) 423-8222

Coffey's Towing Service (502) 968-3377

Suburban Wrecker Service (502) 964-6500

These services may include, but are not limited to:

Please be prepared to provide the following information to the company you select, when requesting service:

Please wait in your vehicle for the company's arrival. If the vehicle is unattended, the company may depart without providing service.

Please note: The Louisville Regional Airport Authority is unable to assist motorists with disabled vehicles. For assistance (including jump starting batteries or changing tires), please call one of the service providers listed above.

Ground Transportation

The following companies are permitted to provide ground transportation to Louisville International Airport travelers and customers. Be cautious of transportation companies that are not listed here as they may be operating without a permit. Although anyone may drop-off travelers at Louisville International Airport, those who charge to pick-up travelers must first obtain an airport operating permit by calling Airport Operations at (502) 380-8271 .

Disability Transportation Services

Ready Cab – (502) 417-4406
Yellow Cab – (502) 636-5511


Cabs are available at the traffic island on the left of the taxi stand. (Ask about Share-a-Ride at the taxi stand.)

Ready Cab – (502) 417-4406
Yellow Cab – (502) 636-5511

Rental Cars

Rental counters are located on the lower level near baggage claim. Transportation is provided outside on the lower level.

Reserve rental cars here.

Reservations: 1-800-462-5266 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-800-462-5266 FREE
Local Assistance: 1-502-363-6703
Reservations: 1-800-331-1212 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-800-352-7900 FREE
Local Assistance: 1-502-364-1902
Reservations: 1-800-527-0700 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-800-214-6094 FREE
Local Assistance: 1-502-366-3360
Reservations: 1-800-800-4000 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-800-800-5252 FREE
Local Assistance: 1-502-375-0681
Reservations: 1-800-654-3131 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-800-654-4173 FREE
Local Assistance: 1-502-361-0182
Reservations: 1-800-227-7368 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-800-227-7368 FREE
Local Assistance: 1-502-361-2515
Reservations: 1-800-729-5377 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-800-729-5377 FREE
Local Assistance: 1-502-380-2266
Reservations: 1-800-847-4389 FREE
Customer Relations: 1-800-334-1705 FREE
Local Assistance: 1-502-366-1205

City Buses Transit Authority of River City (TARC) provides bus service at the airport. Free TARC schedules are available at the airport Information Booth. You must have correct change to ride TARC. TARC pick-up is located on the island on the east end of the terminal. TARC – (502) 585-1234

Limousines Luxury limousines are available on the yellow curb outside of the lower-level, baggage-claim area for customers who have pre-arranged pick up. (Each company is listed under the city in which they are licensed to operate.)


Ambassador Capital Limousine – (502) 964-7139
Bluegrass Executive – (502) 409-2537
Community & Aztec Limousine – (502) 499-4899
Fan-Van Limousine – (502) 664-2822
Fifth Avenue Limousine – (502) 425-0000
Kentuckiana Express Shuttle-Limo, LLC (502) 298-7315
Mint Julep Tours and Transportation – (502) 583-1433
R & R Limousine – (502) 458-1862
Sandollar Limousine – (502) 366-2628

Southern Indiana

Xtreme Limousine – (812) 246-2235


Gold Shield Transportation – (859) 255-6388
Triple Crown Limousine – (859) 252-6764


Skaggs Limousine – (270) 765-7297

Courtesy Vans Several hotels/motels provide free phone service for reservations and courtesy service to-and-from the airport. The Reservation Center calling board is located on the lower level next to the Information Booth. Hotel/motel vans are parked to the right of the taxi stand on the green curb.The following hotels have courtesy shuttles. Pay phones are located on the back of the Reservation Center board and across from the bag carousels. For your convenience, a change machine is located next to the men's restroom on the upper level.Please note: All phone numbers listed are within the 502 area code unless otherwise noted.



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