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Getting In and Around Louisville

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Louisville, the River City, has superb rail links, roadways, bike lanes, and international airport. Once in the city, it is easy to get around by trolley and bus services. Taxis are aplenty and easy to find. The public transportation in Louisville is efficient, and operated by the Transit Authority of the River City. The Ville has a convenient and effective transit system that provides connectivity to all parts of the city and beyond.

Getting to Louisville

Getting to Louisville by Plane

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Louisville International Airport is 10 minutes away from downtown. This city is considered as one of the most accessible cities in the US. Louisville International Airport is one of the Kentucky’s busiest airports. The airport offers about 100 flights everyday. It is a major hub for some Caribbean places and domestic United States routes. Some of the flights serving the airport are as follows: American Airlines, Continental, Frontier, United, Southwest, Delta Airlines, and US Airways.

To and From Airport

By Bus:
 The Transit Authority of River City runs services between Louisville and Louisville International Airport. The fare for the ride is US$1.75.

By Shuttle:
Many Louisville hotels offer shuttle services. So contact your hotel/motel to know about the service.

By Car rental:
There are many car rental companies operating in Louisville. Some of the car rental companies operating in Louisville are: Hertz, Avis, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Enterprise, and many more.

By Taxi:
In Louisville, there are many taxi services operating. Limousine services are also available. For the first mile, the fare starts at $4.10 and each additional mile costs $1.95. Some of them are:

Green & Orange Cab of Louisville
Address: 1811 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40203, United States
Phone:  1 502-635-6400

Checker Cab Co
Address: 728 Zorn Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, United States
Phone: 1 502-244-9480

Taxi Cab Service
Address: Louisville, KY, United States
Phone:  1 502-452-1822

Ready Cab
Address: Louisville, KY, United States
Phone: 1 502-451-4114

Yellow Cab
Address: 1601 S Preston St, Louisville, KY 40217, United States
Phone: 1 502-636-5511

Takeout Taxi
Address: 214 Breckenridge Ln # 210, Louisville, KY 40207, United States
Phone: 1 502-895-8808

Getting to Louisville by Car

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Louisville can be reached by car. The main routes into the city are as follows:
Interstate-71 from Cincinnati (northeast)
Interstate-64 from Lexington (east) and St. Louis (west)
Interstate-65 from Indianapolis (north) and Nashville (south)

Getting to Louisville by Bus

Greyhound: It services in Louisville. The greyhound service is available regularly.
Depot address: 720 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.; Tel: 1 800-231-2222

Megabus.com: Express bus service is available to and from Indianapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville and Chattanooga.

Getting Around Louisville

Public Transportation

The Transit Authority of the River City (TARC) serves Southern Indiana and Louisville. It is the most accessible, convenient and fast mode of transportation in Louisville.

Getting Around Louisville by Bus

TARC manages and runs bus lines in all areas of Louisville Metro. The fare for adults is $1.50, and for children aged 6-17 is 75 cents. To know the schedule of the buses, check the timetable posted at the main stops, or visit the TARC.

Getting Around by Trolley

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To get around the downtown area, the fast and easy way is via trolley, known as Toonerville II Trolley, which runs every 12-15minutes. To know the schedule, stops, fares and other details, click here.

Getting Around Louisville by Car

In Louisville, there are several car rental companies. The city is surrounded by two beltways, Interstate-265, also known as the Gene Snyder Freeway and Interstate-264, officially known as the Henry Watterson Expressway. Some of the car rental companies operating in Louisville are as follows:

Enterprise Rent A Car
Address: 4307 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40213, United States
Phone: 1 502-363-4422

Avis Car Rental
Address: 9012 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299, United States
Phone: 1 502-499-9716

Dollar Rent A Car
Address: Louisville International Airport, Louisville, Kentucky 40209, United States
Phone: 1 866-434-2226

Budget Car Rental
Address: 146 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, United States
Phone: 1 502-561-0674

Thrifty Car Rental
Address: 3700 Crittenden Dr, Louisville, KY 40209, United States
Phone: 1 502-403-1292

National Car Rental
Address: 600 Terminal Drive Ste 8, Louisville, Kentucky 40209, United States
Phone: 1 888-826-6890

Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 600 Terminal Drive, Louisville, KY 40209, United States
Phone: 1 502-361-0183

Advantage Rent A Car
Address: 600 Terminal Dr, Louisville, KY 40209, United States
Phone: 1 502-363-2650

Getting Around Louisville by Bike

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It is an easy and viable way to get around the city by bicycle. Many bike lanes have been added in the city, mainly in and around downtown. All the TARC buses in the city have bicycle racks, thus making bicycling a feasible option for long-distance journey.

A Map Guide on Getting Around in Louisville

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