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 and shuttle locations in downtown Louisville.
  • 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.
  • Head to the Uber Zone at Central Avenue and S. Floyd Street after the races for a convenient ride to your next destination. Click Here to learn more about their rider tips. 

Download the transportation map (pdf)


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.

Miller Transportation 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 Miller Transportation.

Taxi Service

Yellow Cab is 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!

Ride Share

Head to the Uber Zone at Central Avenue and S. Floyd Street after the races for a convenient ride to your next destination. Click Here to learn more about their rider tips.

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