Sleeping in Airports

Lexington Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Lexington Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

surprisingly I got a solid 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep.  – J. Phillips

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Lexington Blue Grass Airport.

What to Expect

Lexington Blue Grass Airport consists of a small, three-level terminal with three concourses (A, B, and C). The airport features several eateries and a couple of gift shops on both sides of security. WiFi is available to help pass the time.  And for added comfort, travellers can pay to access the airport’s first-class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

As of November 2018, we have not received any reviews since 2005 from travellers who have passed through this airport. Please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Lexington Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Residence Inn Lexington/Keeneland Airport – (8 minutes from the airport) Free scheduled airport shuttle is available from 4:30AM – 9:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Courtyard Lexington/Keeneland Airport – (8 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available from 4:30AM – 9:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Lexington Keeneland Airport – (8 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available from 4:30AM – 9:00PM (reservation required). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Lexington Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Lexington Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Lobby, 1st level • Airside, Concourse B, 2nd level.

Children’s Play Area – Location: Lobby, landside, 1st level.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. You will find a small selection of shops including a Bourbon Store, A Lex News and Gift Shop and the Blue Grass MarketPlace for any last minute items. Shops open at 4:30AM.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. You will find the following food concessions at the airport:
» Landside: Blue Grass Express (Hours: 5:00AM – 6:00PM)
» Airside: Dunkin Donuts (Hours: 4:45AM – 6:00PM) • Kentucky Ale Taproom (Hours: 5:00AM – last flight) • Pepper’s Mexican Grill & Cantina (Hours:11:00AM – 6:30PM).

Information Desk – Location: Lobby, landside, 1st level. Hours: 5:00AM – 7:30PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day at the First Aid Station.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Lexington airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Air • American Airlines • Delta • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Lextran offers an express service connecting the airport to the downtown Transit Center on Vine Street, weekdays from 6:00AM – 6:00PM. A designated bus stop is located curbside at the airport. For route map, schedule and fare information, visit the Lextran website.

Car Rentals

Car rental desks are located on the 1st level in the baggage claim area, and rental vehicles are housed in a separate facility located next to the airport terminal. Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Some hotels can be reached by using the direct-dial courtesy phones available in the baggage claim area. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Clarion Hotel   •   Courtyard Lexington Keeneland/Airport   •   DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lexington   •   Fairfield Inn & Suites Lexington Keeneland Airport   •   Hilton Lexington Downtown   •   Hilton Lexington Suites   •   Hyatt Regency Lexington   •   Residence Inn Lexington Keeneland / Airport   •   The Campbell House.

Taxis and Shuttles

Taxis and shared ride shuttles are available in the ground transportation area outside of the baggage claim area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.