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*NOT VALID ON KENTUCKY OAKS OR KENTUCKY DERBY DAYS*
The information below is NOT valid on Kentucky Oaks or Kentucky Derby days. Click here for parking information on Oaks and Derby days.
During a regular race day complimentary parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the following areas:
- White Lots – Accessible off of Longfield Avenue. Buses should park in the Longfield parking lot and utilize the Gate 12 entrance to access parking. This lot is also accessible via Longfield Avenue or Queen Avenue.
- Green Lots – Accessible off of Taylor Boulevard or Bohannon Avenue
For guests with reserved parking hang tag credentials, please click on the Directional Parking Map to locate the reserved parking lot locations and driving routes for access into the respective parking lot. You MUST have your hangtag credential available for scanning in order to access these areas
Valet Parking can be accessed under the Porte-cochere at Gate 17. Guests can access valet parking via the Gate 1 entrance off of Central Avenue near the Kentucky Derby Museum, as outlined on the Directional Parking Map.
- Premium & Select Days will be $20 (Derby Week, Mother's Day, Preakness, Belmont, Father's Day, Downs After Dark, Thanksgiving, Closing Weekend)
- Regular Days will be $10
Parking for Persons with Disabilities
Parking for persons with disabilities is available in the Longfield Parking Lot located at Gate 10 off of Longfield Avenue on a first-come, first-served basis.
700 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: (502) 636-4400
Access from Expressways to Churchill Downs
I-65 South: Take Exit 132 - Crittenden Dr./Fair Expo Center. Travel straight off the exit ramp and at the stop light at Central Avenue turn right. Drive straight on Central Avenue and Churchill Downs wiill be on the left. For Gate 17, turn left on 9th Street. For Gate 10 access, turn left on Taylor Blvd., then turn left on Longfield Ave.
I-264 West (from I-64W - Lexington): Take Exit 10- Third St./Southern Pkwy. Turn right heading north on Third St. or Southern Pkwy. to Central Ave. Turn left on Central Ave. For Gate 17, continue on Central Ave. For Gate 10, turn left at Fourth St. and bear right passing the barns.
I-65 North or from Airport (from Nashville): Take I-264 West (Watterson Expressway) to Exit 10 - Third St./Southern Pkwy. Turn right heading north on Third St. or Southern Pkwy. to Central Ave. Turn left on Central Ave. For Gate 17, continue on Central Ave. For Gate 10, turn left at Fourth St. and bear right passing the barns.
I-65 South (from Indianapolis/Downtown Louisville): Take Exit 132 - Crittenden Drive (exit will veer to the right). Continue straight on Crittenden, take first right at Central Ave. intersection. Continue straight on Central Ave. Track is approximately 1.6 miles from expressway.
Taxi service is available from downtown Louisville and sites around the city. Please note that taxi lines after the races can be long! Yellow Cab is the Official Cab Company of Churchill Downs.
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 chauffered transportation provider the last three years running. Let us serve you today!