Parking & Transportation

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Parking & Shuttles

If you plan to drive to Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby and Oaks Days, you should be aware that all parking at Churchill Downs is sold in advance and is reserved. All reserved parking for Kentucky Oaks 138 is SOLD OUT.

Please plan to park either in the neighborhood with our enterprising neighbors (prices begin at $20 per car per day and go up from there).

Remote parking is available at these locations only a few blocks from Churchill Downs (NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED, PAY DAY OF EVENT):

  • Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium parking: $15
  • Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center parking: $8

Both parking locations listed above parking areas are within walking distance of the track, but Miller Transportation offers round-trip shuttle service to and from Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby and Oaks Days. Pick ups and drop offs begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m. both days.

Round-trip shuttle prices vary by location:

  • Shuttle from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium: $10
  • Shuttle from downtown Louisville:  $20
  • Shuttle from Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center: $15


Miller Transportation is an official partner of Churchill Downs and provides shuttle transportation to and from downtown Louisville and to and from remote parking areas on Kentucky Derby and Oaks Days. Shuttle buses drop off Derby and Oaks guests at Churchill Downs' main clubhouse gate, Gate 17. This is a very convenient way to get to the track, but a word of caution: lines for buses after the races can be long. Miller also provides charter, minibus, and shuttle van transportation. For more information, prices and schedules visit Miller Transportation online at

Taxi Service


Taxi service is available from downtown Louisville and sites around the city. Taxi drop off on Oaks and Derby days is located outside the Churchill Downs’ Gate 17 area. Taxi pick ups also occur outside Gate 17. Please note that taxi lines after the races can be long!