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U of L Parking & Transportation

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Parking at U of L

MAP Free Parking at U of L w shuttle

We encourage you to carpool, and plan an extra half hour, at least, when you are arriving.  Parking will be available near Papa John’s Stadium. From there, a shuttle will be provided to the campus or it is about a 25 minute walk north on Floyd St.

Parking Shuttle schedule:

Shuttles will circulate continuously from the Parking lot to the Grawemeyer Oval.

Friday Nov 4, 10am – 6pm, 2 shuttles will circulate

Saturday Nov 5, 7am – 11am, 2 shuttles circulating; 11 am – 8pm, 1 shuttle circulating


Carpool passengers may be dropped off at the Grawemeyer Oval or at the North Information Center.

Limited metered hourly parking is also available on campus (see below).

Metered Hourly parking map here.

How Not to Worry about Parking…

If you are staying at the Hampton Inn, they will provide a shuttle to and from campus on demand, accommodating 9-10 people at a time.

If you are staying at the Galt House, three TARC lines go between campus and downtown – #2, #4 and #18.  These buses run as often as every 10 minutes during the daytime! Fare is $1.75.

From campus, you can get downtown near the Kentucky Science Center for the Friday Night at the Museum and First Friday Hop via Routes 2, 4 and 18.

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Hotel Blocks

We have blocks of rooms at 2 local hotels:


Galt House -140 N. 4th St., 40202. Convenient option for those attending the Night at the Museum or First Friday Hop downtown! Distances: 4.1 miles from U of L parking, 3.8 miles from campus, 3 blocks from Kentucky Science Center downtown. Overnight parking $9. Frequent TARC service available to campus via routes 2, 4 and 18: $1.50  KAS rate: $129 Rivue Tower / $139 Suite Tower. Reservations (502) 589-5200. Deadline: Oct 4, but will extend. Call to inquire.


hampton inn

Hampton Inn Airport – 800 Phillips Lane, 40209.  Limited shuttle service available to and from U of L, 9-10 passengers at a time, on demand. Breakfast included. Distances:1.9 miles from U of L parking, 3.1 miles from campus, 6.8 miles from Kentucky Science Center downtown. KAS rate: $109, breakfast included. Reservations (502) 366-8100. Deadline: October 20