Getting Around

Downtown Lexington is convenient and centrally located making it very accessible to the seven-county metro area via car or transit. Downtown is also compact and pedestrian and bike friendly with a walk score of 88 and a bike score of 83 making it easy to explore the many shops, restaurants, historic landmarks, parks and trails. Find your way Downtown.



There are more than 20,000 on and off street parking spaces Downtown. Lex Park (Lexington Parking Authority) manages the on-street meters and a number of garages. In addition, SP+ Parking manages a number of parking lots. Both companies have mobile apps to find and pay for on and off street parking.

Parking Map

The Spothero app can help you find and pay for parking in surface lots and parking garages. It makes downtown parking easy.

Find Parking on Spothero

Download the Spothero App

Public Transportation

Lextran operates 23 fixed routes and approximately 17 that pass through Downtown providing easy and affordable access to Downtown. Regular bus fare is $1.00 and there are a variety of reduced fares and pass programs available to individuals who qualify. All buses are equipped with bike racks and are wheelchair accessible.

Lextran hours of operation
Transit center:
M-F 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun closed
Phone 859.253.4636

Route Map

Start with Spin

Spin provides 500 bikes in the Downtown through their dockless bike share network available for short-term use. Spins mobile app allow to locate and unlock the bikes and begin their rides. Use the mobile app to end your ride and lock the bike. The bikes can be parked on the strip of sidewalk between the walking area and the street and at public bike racks. Bikes cost around $1 per 30 minute with discounts for people of low income and students. Create and an account and start exploring.


Taxi and Ride Share Services

Want to get Downtown and not worry about parking? Try a ride share or traditional taxi service.Get here with convenience. Need to get to the airport? Ride share or taxi service can get you there in 10-15 minutes.

Lexington Taxi Service: 859-951-3525
Lexington Taxi Cab: 859-242-5230
Lexington VIP Taxi Services: 859-444-4044

Walk Downtown

No transportation? No problem. Downtown is the most walkable district in Lexington, with a Walk Score of 88 out of 100. Most errands can be accomplished on foot, with an average of 14 restaurants, bars and shops within a 5 minute walk.

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