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Travel to Lexington

Take a vacation to Lexington, Kentucky, known as the Horse Capital of the World, and book flights to Lexington using allows you to book your hotel, car rental, and flight, all in one convenient place. Get away from your everyday routine and spend some time out in Lexington.

Flying into Lexington

Travelers flying into Lexington will arrive at Blue Grass Airport, which is located 6 miles west of downtown Lexington at Blue Grass Airport, 4000 Terminal Drive #206, Lexington, Kentucky. Blue Grass Airport hosts a variety of shops and restaurants. If you are looking to pick up a few things you may have forgotten at home or some snacks for your ride to the hotel, stop by the Blue Grass Market Place for food, small items, and souvenirs. If you are hungry, you can get a salad or sandwich from Market Fresh or a coffee from Primo Cappuccino. There are two bars in the airport, The Taproom and the Knob Creek Bourbon Lounge. Once you have your food, you can hop on the LexTran bus, the only public transportation option. This bus takes you from the airport to the Transit Center on Vine Street in downtown Lexington for only $1 for a single ride; you can also pay $3 for a day pass. If you plan to use the bus system often during your stay, you can purchase a 20-ride pass for only $15. Aside from buses, there are a few rental car options, as well as taxi and shuttle services.

Explore Lexington

As the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington is home to one of America's most beautiful racetracks, Keeneland. Known for its amazing landscaping, Keeneland has a viewing area where you can view the horses up close. Associated with Keeneland is the Thoroughbred Center, which breeds and trains some of the most elite horses in the world. Visitors can go on a guided tour through this amazing facility. For those who are not so inclined to see horses, Triangle Park is a beautiful way to spend time outside. It is especially good at night when the cascading fountain is lit up. Sports fans should be sure to visit Rupp Arena for a University of Kentucky game if they are there during basketball season. The city also has the beautifully renovated Lexington Opera House, which is well worth seeing. Because of the city's many outdoor attractions, spring or late summer is the best time to visit Lexington. During the winter, temperatures drop between 25 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas they range between 65 and 90 degrees during the summer.

Visit Lexington

With so many fun outdoor activities and one of the best horse racetracks in the world, Lexington offers a unique vacation to get away and experience something new. Use to book flights to Lexington, and save time by booking your hotel, car rental, and flight all in the same place.

Lexington When to Go

To experience the richest beauty of the always-beautiful bluegrass, plan your trip for either spring or fall. In April and May, not only are flowers blooming and trees exploding into green, but the year’s crop of foals are big enough to be gallivanting in the fields (many of them are born in January or February). And temperatures hover in the 60s and 70s—without the steaminess that comes in the summer months.

In autumn, the black walnuts and bur oaks turn gold, something that prompted Lexington journalist J. Soule Smith to say in 1898, “Sometimes, it seems to me that nothing can excel a woodland pasture in the fall.” No matter the time of year, remember that something has to keep the grass lush: Be prepared for rain (July is typically the soggiest time).

The best month to experience the equine lifeblood of Lex is April, when both the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (cross-country, dressage, and show jumping) and the Keeneland meet (thoroughbred racing, including key Kentucky Derby preps) take place. But the whole region has a thriving art, music, and cultural scene during all four seasons. The Festival of the Bluegrass, in June, is Kentucky’s oldest bluegrass music festival. Fourth of July is the biggest holiday of the year—and the days-long party includes performances by the Lexington Philharmonic. September brings the Roots & Heritage Festival, founded to recognize the cultural contributions of African-Americans. Want to hit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? There are tours (and free samples) all year, but some distilleries limit production in summer to fix up their facilities.

Winter in Kentucky can get quite chilly, with temps down in the 40s and 50s. If you can bear the cold, the holiday season is an experience in itself. A few inches of snow coat the horse pastures, and every tree and wreath shimmers with lights. The most snowfall comes in January and February, although it’s rarely more than a few inches.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Lexington?
Before you book your fare, check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page contains all the facts about current travel advice, quarantine policies and other helpful info for your flight to Lexington.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
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Which airlines fly to Lexington?
Reserving a flight to Lexington is easy — simply pick from airlines that fly into Blue Grass Airport (LEX). When you’ve organized your itinerary and packed your luggage, these leading domestic carriers will welcome you on board:

  • Delta - 141 flights to Lexington per month
  • American Airlines - 108 flights to Lexington per month
  • United Airlines - 43 flights to Lexington per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Lexington?
Be on the lookout for a cheap fare to Blue Grass Airport (LEX). It’s the city’s main terminal and is located around 6 miles west of the center. After walking out of the arrivals area, it won’t be long before you’re discovering the sights of Lexington.
How much is a flight to Lexington?
Plenty of sensational deals were on offer this week, with round-trip flights to Lexington fluctuating from to . But it was travelers beginning their trip from () who snapped up the top bargains. One-way flights to Lexington fell to just .
How to book the cheapest flight to Lexington?
With some of the most amazing flight deals around, you’ll always get more for your money with Orbitz. The following tips and hints will help you pick up cheap flights to Lexington — and leave you with more cash to splash:

  • Consider nearby airports to save cash. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports in the form fields, then choose the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will show you any available options.
  • If you’re flexible with your itinerary, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link. You’ll see the flight deals for the days either side of your selected departure. Airfares often vary depending on what day of the week it is.
  • To refine your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on airlines, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. You can also choose your preferred departure and arrival times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • The early bird catches the best deals, so book your tickets the moment you know your travel dates. The cheapest fares sell fast and prices climb as the departure date nears.
  • Save loads on your vacation by combining your flights, hotels and car rental into one convenient package deal. Your wallet will thank you for it.
  • If practical, avoid flying during the busy season. Airfares are often at their highest during school breaks, summer and around other vacation times like Easter and Christmas.

How long is a flight to Lexington?
Flight lengths depend on where you’re traveling from, whether that’s the South, the Northern states or anywhere else. Below are three of the most common routes to Lexington and how long they take:

  • Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) to Blue Grass Airport (LEX) - 1 hour and 12 minutes
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to Blue Grass Airport (LEX) - 1 hour and 24 minutes
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT-Charlotte-Douglas Intl.) to Blue Grass Airport (LEX) - 1 hour and 26 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Lexington?
Book in January, February or August for the most competitive fares to Lexington. Once you’ve located a bargain, lock it in — cheap flights will appear and vanish in the blink of an eye.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Lexington?
Typically, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days of the week to book a flight to Lexington. If you want the most competitive airfares, search across those days and you could catch an excellent flight deal.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Lexington?
Everybody loves saving money, so we suggest departing early in the week for cheap flights to Lexington. Orbitz data from 2020 suggests you can score the best prices on flights departing on Mondays. Tuesday is the next most affordable day, while Saturdays are likely to cost a bundle. Many passengers tend to travel at the end of the week, so leave those Saturdays for catching up with pals.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Lexington?
If you have some wiggle room with your travel dates, think about departing sometime in August. Orbitz data shows that this is generally the best month to take off if you’re looking for cheap flights to Lexington. As you would expect, fares rise in June and flights book out fast.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
We understand that plans change and flexibility is important. That’s why you can search for flights that have free cancellation and no change fees on Orbitz. Simply click on “Filter by flexible change policies” and we’ll show you fares more flexible than a lip balm left in the sun!
What do I need for the flight to Lexington?
There’s nothing as exciting as flying somewhere new, but it’s wise to be prepared. These handy tips will help get your trip off to an excellent start:

  • Your travel documents are the most important items you’ll need to take with you on your flight. To avoid any issues at the time of check-in, make sure that the information on your ticket is correct and matches your government-issued photo ID.
  • To keep you entertained on the short trip to Lexington, download your favorite tracks or stock up the audiobook library on your smartphone. Food can also be a tasty distraction while in the air, so take some light snacks.
  • No matter the weather outside, plane cabins can get cold. Take a sweater on board to keep yourself warm and toasty.

How many direct flights are there to Lexington?
A range of airlines fly nonstop into Lexington, with around 62 direct flights each month to choose from. These sought-after carriers include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Lexington?
There are ways of booking business or first-class airfares to Lexington that won’t burn a hole through your budget. Bag a seat at the front of the plane for less with these handy hints:

  • Flexibility isn’t just useful in the gym. Avoid locking in your travel dates so you can snap up more affordable airfares when a big sale comes along.
  • Plenty of low-cost airlines these days offer terrific business or premium-class seating without the pricey fees.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions or upgrade your fare through your frequent flyer program.

How to get into Lexington from the airport?
Zip into central Lexington with a Blue Grass Airport (LEX) car rental. Enterprise and Dollar are two reputable agencies at Blue Grass Airport (LEX). Toss your baggage in the trunk, drive 6 miles to the east and you’ll be in the heart of the city in the blink of an eye. Lots of travelers also take advantage of taxis or public transportation to head into town. From there, you can still rent a ride to see more of the region with one of our Lexington car rentals.
What is the best time to go to Lexington?
Lexington is a lively place in . If you’re thinking of visiting during these months, it would be wise to book early to ensure you land the greatest deals. Like to know what the summer’s like in Lexington? Average daily temperatures normally hover between 65undefined and 85undefined. Like most destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, summertime kicks off June 20 here.
Travel tips for Lexington

  • Start out in the downtown area and enjoy a walking tour of the city’s big-name attractions. Rupp Arena and University of Kentucky are visitor favorites.
  • You’ll find rewarding day trip adventures a short commute from the center. Explore Keeneland Racing Course first and after that, Kentucky State University.
  • When you want to explore more of Kentucky, organize a car rental and drive to Louisville. Ashland is another worthwhile city with plenty to see and do.

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