It is often said that in business, location is everything. Lexington’s economic success is due in large part to its prime location within the state of Kentucky, as well as the nation. Because the city sits at the crossroads of two major Interstate highways, I-64 (East-West) and I-75 (North-South), both visitors and businesses have easy access to many other U.S. cities in the East, South, and Midwest. In fact, Lexington is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the United States’ population.
This accessibility makes the area a great spot for companies that need distribution capabilities, such as manufacturers and fulfillment corporations. Travelers can also navigate around the state with ease using the Bluegrass Parkway (located near Versailles), which takes you to the western part of Kentucky, and the Mountain Parkway (starting near Winchester), which heads toward Eastern Kentucky.
Lexington also benefits from its close proximity to surrounding communities like Georgetown, Cynthiana, Paris, Midway, Richmond and Versailles (pronounced VER-SALES). In addition, the city is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, and Charleston (WV).
Mileage from Lexington to…
Cincinnati 81 miles
Louisville 74 miles
Ashland 123 miles
Bowling Green 155 miles
Elizabethtown 86 miles
Frankfort 29 miles
Huntington 127 miles
London 76 miles
Maysville 64 miles
Owensboro 180 miles
Paducah 262 miles
Pikeville 141 miles
Lextran operates a fleet of 73 buses, including a University of Kentucky campus shuttle service, and contracts a door-to door Paratransit service through Red Cross WHEELS. Our mainline bus service runs from 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Regular bus fare is one dollar and includes unlimited transfers on a one way trip. Other reduced fares, as well as a variety of pass programs are also available to individuals that qualify. For persons with disabilities, all Lextran routes are wheelchair accessible. All buses are equipped with a bike rack. For more information about routes, services, reduced fares or passes, call (859) 253-4636 or visit www.lextran.com.
Located at the corner of Man O’ War Boulevard and Versailles Road, Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport continues to introduce new flights and customer conveniences. Serving more than one million Central and Eastern Kentucky residents, the airport offers 40 departures and 40 arrivals daily.
Blue Grass Airport is served by seven major airlines, which provide convenient non-stop service to 15 large hub airports, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago (ORD), Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Minneapolis, New York (LGA), Orlando (MCO & Sanford), Punta Gorda, Fla., Tampa Bay, and Washington, D.C. Passengers can check flight schedules at www.bluegrassairport.com.
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