Transportation To & Around Kentucky

Airports in Kentucky

Depending on where you’re coming from and what area you’re visiting, flights to Kentucky may be the fastest and easiest way to start your Bluegrass State adventure. These are a few of the most accessible airports in Kentucky, each offering services from a variety of airline including some nonstop flights:

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG)
Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX)
Louisville International Airport (SDF)


Amtrak operates two long-distance trains through Kentucky. Stations are located in:


  • Ashland (AKY)
  • Fulton (FTN)
  • Louisville (LVL)
  • Maysville (MAY)
  • South Shore-South Portsmouth (SPM)


For ticket information contact 1-800-872-7245 or TDD/TTY (1-800-523-6590) or visit 

Safety & Road Conditions

For current road and travel conditions call 511. You’ll hear information on Kentucky’s interstates, parkways and major routes. You may also check regional road conditions at one of our Welcome Centers or highway rest areas. The information is also available online.

If you should become involved in an accident, you should call the Kentucky State Police on their toll-free emergency line: 800-222-5555.

If you will be traveling around Kentucky by bike, please prepare for your visit by reading up on Kentucky Laws and Regulations for Cyclists and Pedestrians.

Time Zones

Kentucky is divided into two time zones. Most of the north, central and eastern portions of the state are on Eastern Time, while the southern and western portions are on Central Time. The entire state observes Daylight Savings Time. The time line is indicated on the Official Highway Map.