Louisville International Airport, (SDF) is a midsize airport known more for UPS cargo shipments than people. Nevertheless, SDF Airport is modern and has very good connections to Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis and Cleveland, as well as a handful of gift shops and cafe. SDF AIRPORT TERMINAL MAP
Louisville International Airport
Car Rental agencies serving the airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Roadway and Thrifty. SDF airport is only 7-10 minutes south of Downtown.
Taxis: by Ready Cab Company (502-417-4406), Transit Authority of River City (502-585-1234), Waterway River Transit (812-981-7060) and Yellow Cab (502-637-6511) greet you outside the terminal.
Though Louisville has a grand old Union Station, at this time, there is no Amtrak train service. The good news is that Louisville-Indianapolis-Chicago is designated a U.S. High Speed Rail Corridor, making it eligible for future federal funding.
Historic Louisville Union Station appears to be in good shape
A Trolley for tourists circulates to a number of downtown and riverfront attractions. The best place to catch it is at Fourth Street Live entertainment district, where you can enjoy a beverage and people-watch while waiting.
Louisville Freeway System is perfectly matched to its volume of daily traffic. Situated at the intersection of Interstate Freeways 64, 65, and 71, Louisville is only 90 minutes from Cincinnati, a 2-hours from Indianapolis, 2.5 hours from Nashville and less than 5 hours from St. Louis. An efficient freeway network for its metro area size gets you quickly to Downtown, the airport and suburbs. Freeway names are:
64 Interstate from St. Louis to Louisville to Lexington, KY
65 Interstate from Indianapolis to Louisville to Nashville
71 Interstate from Cincinnati to Louisville
264 Interstate inner beltway around Louisville
265 Interstate (partial) beltway around Louisville