Louisville Regional Airport Authority

700 Administration Drive
Louisville, KY 40209

Phone: (502) 368-6524
Fax: (502) 367-0199

The Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) is responsible for owning, operating and developing Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Bowman Field (LOU).

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 25 destinations and convenient connections to cities worldwide. The airport accommodated almost 3.4 million passengers in 2012.

Louisville International ranks third in North America—and seventh in the world—in the total amount of cargo handled as home of United Parcel Service (UPS) international air-sorting hub. The airport handled more than 4.7 billion pounds of cargo, freight and mail in 2012.


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.

Air Tran

Flight status: 1-800-247-8726 (option 1)
Reservations: 1-800-247-8726
Baggage assistance: 1-800-965-2107 (Ext. 8900)
Customer Relations: 1-866-247-2428

Check In Online


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

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

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

Check In Online


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

Check In Online

US Airways

Flight status: 1-800-943-5436
Reservations: 1-800-428-4322
Baggage assistance: 1-502-364-4660
Customer Relations: 1-866-523-5333

Check In Online

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.

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
Continental/ExpressJet 502-364-4509
Delta/Delta Connection 1-800-352-2746
Federal Express 1-800-238-5355
Matheson Flight Extenders 1-800-455-7678
Southwest 502-361-1191
Tyme-it Transportation, Inc. 502-425-2551
United/United Express 1-800-631-1500
United Parcel Service (UPS) 1-800-742-5877
US Postal Service (USPS) 502-454-1621
US Airways Express 502-364-4670

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

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.

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:

  • Inflating or changing a tire
  • Refueling a vehicle
  • Charging a battery
  • Unlocking a vehicle

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

  • The nature of the problem or the service requested for your vehicle
  • The exact location of your vehicle on the airport
  • A description of your vehicle (make, model, color, year, license plate number)
  • Method of payment for services (debit or credit card, cash, check, etc.)

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: 1-800-777-5500
Customer Relations: 1-888-333-0754
Local Assistance: 1-502-363-2650
Reservations: 1-800-462-5266
Customer Relations: 1-800-462-5266
Local Assistance: 1-502-363-6703
Reservations: 1-800-331-1212
Customer Relations: 1-800-352-7900
Local Assistance: 1-502-364-1902
Reservations: 1-800-527-0700
Customer Relations: 1-800-214-6094
Local Assistance: 1-502-366-3360
Reservations: 1-800-800-4000
Customer Relations: 1-800-800-5252
Local Assistance: 1-502-375-0681
Reservations: 1-800-261-7331
Customer Relations: 1-800-264-6350
Local Assistance: 1-502-366-4700
Reservations: 1-800-654-3131
Customer Relations: 1-800-654-4173
Local Assistance: 1-502-361-0182
Reservations: 1-800-227-7368
Customer Relations: 1-800-227-7368
Local Assistance: 1-502-361-2515
Reservations: 1-800-847-4389
Customer Relations: 1-800-334-1705
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


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
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



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