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Flying into Beautiful Louisville

When flying to or from Louisville, consider using the Louisville International Airport. This airport sits just 10 minutes from downtown Louisville, putting travelers in a central, convenient location whether they're just passing through or staying. The airport serviced nearly 3.4 million passengers in 2013 and currently provides nonstop flights to over 22 destinations. Inside the airport, travelers will find charging stations, wireless Internet, and plenty of shops and restaurants to help kill time during a layover.
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Choose From Several Cheap Airlines

For the cheapest tickets, your best bet is to book with Delta, United, or American Airlines. They all offer similar, affordable prices. AirTran, US Airways, and Southwest* also service the airport, but expect to pay extra for seats from those carriers.

Grab Free Airport Shuttles With Your Nearby Room

Getting around Louisville from the airport isn't difficult. There are several rental car counters that operate based on scheduled flight times. Some counters open as early as 4:30 a.m. and close as late as 1 a.m. If you're staying overnight, book a room at the Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Downtown or the Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown to receive free airport transportation with your reservation.

Visit in Spring When Festivals Are Lively

Many travelers book round-trip flights to Louisville during the spring. At that time of year, visitors enjoy pleasant temperatures in the 70s while attending the city's best festivals. The Kentucky Derby Festival takes place over the two weeks leading up to the famous horse race at Churchill Downs, which occurs in early May. Horse lovers and other festivalgoers also can watch hot-air balloon races, a marathon, and fireworks. When looking for cheap accommodations nearby, stay at the Super 8 Louisville/Expo Center or at the Rodeway Inn.

Discover Museums and Other Affordable Attractions Nearby

Besides attending the Kentucky Derby Festival, travelers can do a number of other things during a long layover at the airport or when staying in Louisville. Just 3.5 miles away from the airport, the Louisville Zoo features 135 acres of exhibits. Admission costs $15.95 for adults and $11.50 for children. You also could check out the Kentucky Derby Museum, which is open year-round. If you don't want to spend any money, head over to the city's Central Park to stretch your legs with a round of tennis or volleyball. The park is less than five miles away from the airport.

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