Louisville International Airport Guide (SDF)

Airport info
Code: SDF
600 Terminal Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40209, United States

Louisville International Airport is situated 8km (5 miles) south of Louisville in Kentucky.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1
+1 502 367 4636

One of Kentucky’s busiest airports, Louisville International Airport is a major hub for domestic US routes and some Caribbean destinations. Our Louisville International Airport guide includes crucial contact information as well as details of airport facilities, transportation routes and nearby accommodation options.


A central information desk (tel: +1 502 368 6524) is located in the lower level baggage claim area and is open seven days a week. Alternatively, dial 277 on the courtesy phones in the concourse for information. Ambassadors are also on hand to provide assistance.

Driving directions

Louisville International Airport is located at the junction of Interstate 65 and Interstate 264. From Louisville, take Interstate 65 southbound, exiting at junction 131B. This exit leads onto Terminal Drive and ultimately to the airport entrance. The total drive time from Louisville is approximately 15 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) (tel: +1 502 585 1234; www.ridetarc.org) operates services (bus 2) between Louisville and Louisville International Airport (journey time: 40 minutes; fare: US$1.75). Passengers taking the bus should have the exact change with them. 

Shuttle:Several hotels and motels in the area provide courtesy shuttle services.

Taxi:Taxis are provided by Ready Cab (tel: +1 502 417 4406) and Yellow Cab (tel: +1 502 636 5511). A number of limousine services are also available. Fares into the city start at around US$18, and the journey time is 10-15 minutes.

Terminal facilities


A bank and a bureau de change are located on the upper level of the terminal. ATMs can be found throughout the terminal building.


Paid-for Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Louisville International Airport, while internet-enabled PCs are available to passengers using The Bourbon Loft lounge (tel: +1 502 361 5665). Additionally, the airport has a number of public telephones, some of which are equipped with data ports. A post box is also located within the terminal building.


There are restaurants, bars, fast-food outlets and cafés at Louisville International Airport, located both landside and airside. These include a sports bar in concourse B and a café in the public area.


There are newsagents, gift shops, a convenience store, a bookshop and a golf shop in the main departures area of the terminal. Additional newsagents can be found in each main concourse.


There is a left-luggage service at Louisville International Airport. Lost property enquiries are handled by the airport police department (tel: +1 502 380 8264), with an office located on the ticketing concourse.


Other facilities at Louisville International Airport include a games room, massage chairs and a shoeshine service.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The Bourbon Loft lounge (tel: +1 502 361 5665) offers small group meeting spaces, computer work stations with high-speed internet access, and a full-service business centre featuring fax, copy machine, telephone/laptop recharging stations, mail processing and telephone access. Various nearby hotels also offer meeting and conference facilities, including the Hampton Inn Louisville Airport (tel: +1 502 366 8100; www.hamptoninn.hilton.com), which is within walking distance of the terminal complex.

Disabled facilities

Louisville International Airport is well catered to passengers with physical disabilities, with specially designed ramps and lifts fitted with Braille control buttons. There are also TDD, TTY and lowered wheelchair-accessible telephones. For wheelchairs and assistance with boarding, passengers should contact their airline before travelling.

Two eight-passenger chauffeured electric carts and an escalator transport passengers to and from gates. Reduced-rate and reserved parking is available to disabled passengers in the covered car park, close to lifts. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking

Louisville International Airport has space for passenger vehicles in both a covered and a remote car park. Level 1 (short-term) and levels 2 and 3 (long-term) of the multi-storey car park offer covered parking, while level 4 (long-term) and the remote car park are uncovered. Drivers may park in any car park, but the remote car park offers the best value for long-term parking – free shuttle buses run from this car park to the terminal building every 10 to 15 minutes. Valet parking is also available, and there is a 'cell phone' waiting area for drivers meeting arrivals.

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at Louisville International Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. The car hire check-in desks are located on the lower level of the terminal, in Arrivals. Return areas for hire cars are located within walking distance, next to the west end of the main terminal building.


There are no on-site hotels at Louisville International Airport, but an adequate number of options are located nearby.

Hampton Inn Louisville Airport

+1 502 366 8100

Within walking distance of Louisville International Airport, the Hampton Inn Louisville Airport offers a free shuttle bus service to/from the terminal building. Facilities include a business centre, meeting rooms and an outdoor pool.

800 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40209, Kentucky

Holiday Inn Louisville Airport South

+1 502 966 0000

Less than 1.5km (1 mile) from the airport and a short distance from Kentucky Fair & Expo Centre, the Holiday Inn Louisville Airport Fair/Expo offers an indoor pool, gym, and restaurant. Guests can also make use of free high-speed internet and meeting facilities.

6551 Paramount Park Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40213, Kentucky

Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport

+1 502 367 2251

Connected to Louisville International Airport by a complimentary shuttle service, the Crowne Plaza offers 28 meeting rooms, a swimming pool and a fitness centre. On-site dining is available in the hotel’s Blue Horse Café.

830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40209, Kentucky

Econo Lodge

+1 502 966 5445

Just 3km (2 miles) from Louisville International Airport, the Econo Lodge offers free Wi-Fi internet access, complimentary parking and breakfast, as well as basic business services.

6109 Preston Highway, Louisville, Kentucky 40219, Kentucky

Sleep Inn & Suites Airport

+1 502 368 9597

Boasting a seasonal outdoor pool, the Sleep Inn & Suites is 6km (3.7 miles) from Louisville International Airport. Facilities include a complimentary airport shuttle service, high-speed internet and a fitness centre.

3330 Preston Highway, Gate 6, Louisville, Kentucky 40213, Kentucky
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