How are you arriving?
Select your method below for more information:
Driving – My ticket has reserved parking
If you are driving and your ticket includes reserved parking, please check your ticket to find your specific lot. Lot information is located in the upper left hand corner of your ticket. See the maps below to plan your route. Please note: For more information on Dawn at the Downs parking, please visit our Dawn at the Downs page.
Buses must have a designated bus pass to park in the Pink Lot. See the map to plan your route.
Limos must have a designated limo pass to park in the Blue Lot. See the map to plan your route.
Driving – I don’t have a parking pass
If you are driving and you do NOT have reserved parking, you have three options:
- Park at the Kentucky Exposition Center for free and ride a shuttle to Churchill Downs. (Please note: This option is only available on Thurby. On Oaks and Derby, only attendees WITH RESERVED PARKING PASSES will be able to access the KEC).
- Park at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for free, then make the short walk to Churchill Downs.
- Park in one of the neighborhoods surrounding Churchill Downs, then walk to the track. Pedestrians will only be permitted to cross Central Ave. at 3rd Street or 9th Street. No other crosswalks between these two streets will be available for pedestrian crossings due to shuttle bus traffic. Pedestrians may use the sidewalks along Central Ave. to access these designated crossings.
Please note that all parking onsite at Churchill Downs is reserved during Derby Week.
Riding – Taxi
On Thurby (May 3), Oaks (May 4) and Derby (May 5), taxis will have a designated pickup and dropoff location next to Wagner’s Pharmacy (3113 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40214), which is a short walk from the track.
Riding – Uber / Lyft / General Drop Off and Pick Up
New this year: Attendees using a ridesharing service or being dropped off by family or friends will not be able to access the Churchill Downs property and will need to be dropped off at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (Bronze Lots F and G).
Central Avenue will be restricted between Crittenden Drive and Taylor Boulevard on Thurby. Please plan your route accordingly
Riding – Hotel Shuttle
New this year: Hotel shuttles will drop off and pick up at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (Bronze Lots F and G).
Central Avenue will be restricted between Crittenden Drive and Taylor Boulevard on Thurby. Please plan your route accordingly.
Riding – TARC
TARC will be providing service to the Churchill Downs area throughout Derby Week and will have specified drop off and pick up locations. Please visit www.ridetarc.org for more information on routes.