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Airport Codes:
IATA: LEX
ICAO: KLEX
 
Distances from LEX to:
Lexington 8 miles
Louisville 69 miles
Hebron 71 miles
Huntington 101 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
8 miles: Blue Grass Airport (LEX)
70 miles: Louisville International Airport (SDF)
74 miles: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
108 miles: Tri-State Airport  (HTS)

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Lexington Airport Guide

Lexington is a very cultured city and a romantic one at that. You can see the sights of the city by horse drawn carriage, especially pretty on snowy winter nights or enjoy a show of movie at the renowned Kentucky Theatre. The city’s main park; The Triangle, is beautifully laid out and has illuminated fountains which surround the crest of the ridge around which it’s built. For a bit of history, you have two main choices; the Henry Clay House, home of the famous US Senator and also the home of Mary Todd Lincoln, America’s first memorial to a first lady.


Lexington Airport Directions

Blue Grass Airport is located eight miles west of Lexington and once you exit the airport in a hire car you’ll need to take route 60, the Versailles Road, which goes straight into Lexington.


Lexington Airport Parking

There’s a full range of parking options at Blue Grass Airport. As well as long and short term parking and a distant economy parking lot serviced by a shuttle, you can use valet or cell phone parking. Less mobile travellers can use the designated spaces in all car parks for a reduced fee.


Lexington Airport Flight Information

Blue Grass Airport is a busy national airport and has flights to many major eastern US airports. Travellers from overseas can use Atlanta or Chicago as convenient connecting hubs.


Hotels Near Lexington Airport

We like the Crowne Plaza Lexington; a stylish hotel with great facilities costing $95 a night. At the cheaper end of the spectrum, the Candlewood Suites get excellent reviews and are only $35 a night.


Lexington Time Zone

Lexington is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-5)

Lexington Info

Lexington is right in the middle of the Blue Grass region of Kentucky and not surprisingly the main industry today is racing and racehorses. There’s an extensive breeding and training program in and around the city known as the world’s horse capital. Founded nearly 250 years ago, it has seen many famous people live there or visit including Abraham Lincoln whose wife was born in Lexington.

Lexington Trivia:
  • 10% of the population of Lexington have degrees making it one of the most educated cities in the US
  • It’s known as the Horse Capital of the World for its racehorse industry
  • Before Kentucky was formed, Lexington was in Virginia
  • It was founded in 1775 around a fort built to ward off Native American attacks
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