Bus, Taxi Service and Ride Share Transportation

Churchill Downs has developed a new plan for taxi service, ride share and bus drop-off and pick-up of Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Day patrons.

The revised Derby and Oaks transportation plan includes:
  • The new Bus Depot, located immediately outside of Gate 1, provides an expanded footprint for the unloading and loading of buses transporting patrons to-and-from parking lots at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, the Kentucky Exposition Center.   
  • Papa John™s Cardinal Stadium parking: No shuttle provided on Oaks and Derby days.
  • Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center parking: Shuttle provided on Oaks and Derby days.
  • Both parking locations listed above parking areas are within walking distance of the track.
  • The new Taxi Depot, located adjacent to the Wagner's Pharmacy building at 4th and Central, will be available for pick-up and drop-off of patrons at peak times on Derby and Oaks Days. The new location is an approximate four-to-five minute walk for patrons exiting from Gates 1 and 17, but only seconds from the infield entrance at Gate 3.
  • Widening of the Pedestrian Walkway area along Central Avenue through which patrons will move to-and from the Taxi Depot and other parking near Churchill Downs.

Download the transportation map (pdf)

Ground Transportation
Xtreme Transportation 

The preferred Limousine service of Churchill Downs, is one of the largest providers of private and executive transportation in the Louisville, Kentucky/Southern Indiana area. Xtreme Transportation has a wide range of vehicles to meet your needs, large and small, from Sedans to SUV's, Vans, Limousines and Buses. Xtreme Transportation is a proud member of the National Limousine Association and the Kentucky Limousine Association, and was voted Kentuckiana's #1 chauffeured transportation provider the last three years running. Let us serve you today! Contact for information and pricing, or call directly at (812) 246-2235. For more information, please visit Xtreme Transportation.

Yellow Cab 

The Official Taxicab of Churchill Downs and your local choice for a convenient and surge FREE ride to and from the Oaks and Derby. 

Yellow Cab is located at the Taxi Depot by Gate 3 at Wagner’s Pharmacy for pick-ups and drop-offs before and after the race.  For more information, reservations, rates, shuttle services and charters please email  For your night out in Louisville, download the GoLouCab app or call or text 502-636-5511 to book your cab!

Private Jet Travel
Sentient Jet

As the inventor of the Jet Card with a robust 20-year heritage, Sentient Jet is the industry leader in service, quality, and safety. As the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs, Sentient Jet* is pleased to present you with a special opportunity to purchase a Sentient Jet 25-Hour Card, offering competitive pricing and flexibility for all your travel needs.

  • All-inclusive, competitive rates starting at $5,272 per hour, locked-in for 12 months
  • Guaranteed availability in as little as 10 hours’ notice
  • 15% efficiency discounts on qualifying round-trip travel
  • A convenient iOS and Android app


 Visit and take-off with a Sentient Jet Card today.

**Offer valid until May 2, 2018 and cannot be combined with other offers. Promotion eligible for new Sentient Jet Cardholders only.

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