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Greater Louisville’s specific location makes the city an ideal transport hub, which from an economic standpoint is why Louisville has been known as a major shipping port from the start. Traditionally, riverboats were the main transportation used to export goods around the country. Louisville was the ideal city for this type of navigation because right on the Kentucky-Indiana border is the Ohio River’s only natural obstacle to travel along the whole length of the river—the Falls of the Ohio.

Today’s means of transportation have far exceeded riverboats, so what keeps Louisville in the transport industry? It’s central location. Louisville is within 500 miles of 50 percent of the U.S. population and within only a day’s drive to two-thirds of the country’s population. Whether for business or leisure, Louisville makes traveling easy.

Compared to many other major metropolitan areas, residents and visitors also find Greater Louisville to be very easy to navigate within on a daily basis. A strategic and efficient network of Interstate highways and freeways makes it ways for commuters to easily and quickly travel from one part of town to another. In fact, many residents frequently claim that no matter where you are go in Greater Louisville you can most likely get there in about 20 minutes or less.

Big changes are currently underway with what is called the Ohio River Bridges Project. The city is building two new bridges and connecting highways that will improve the safety and alleviate traffic between Louisville and Southern Indiana. The project is expected to be completed in 2016.

Louisville Transportation


Airlines Website

Louisville International Airport (SDF)
600 Terminal Drive, Louisville, KY, 40209

American Airlines
U.S. Airways

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
2939 Terminal Drive, Hebron, KY 41048

Air Canada
American Airlines
Apple Vacations
Air Express
Fly Frontier
U.S. Airways
Vacation Express
Ultimate Air Shuttle

Blue Grass Airport
4000 Terminal Dr, Lexington, KY 40510

Allegiant Air
American Airlines
U.S. Airways


Transit Authority of River City (TARC)

Many people in the Greater Louisville Region rely on public transportation. TARC provides public transportation services in not only Metro Louisville/Jefferson County, but also extends bus routes throughout Bullitt and Oldham counties in Kentucky and Clark and Floyd counties in Southern Indiana. TARC buses are equipped with bike racks and wheelchair accommodations. For people with disabilities who cannot use the fixed route bus lines, TARC3 Paratransit Service is also offered.


Louisville’s highway system consist of three interstates (64, 65, and 71) and two expressways (Watterson Expressway and Gene Snyder Freeway). The three interstates converge in Louisville’s city center and disperse to lead to different major cities.

Heading west out of downtown, Interstate 64 links Louisville to St. Louis, Missouri, while the opposite direction leads to Lexington, Kentucky and eventually out to the Atlantic coast in Virginia.

Interstate 65 runs north and south, connecting Louisville with the southern cities Nashville, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia, and northbound with Indianapolis, Indiana and on up to the Great Lakes.

Lastly, Interstate 71 originates in downtown Louisville with a northeast route that leads to Cincinnati, Ohio and, eventually, Cleveland, Ohio.

Louisville’s two expressways serve as inner and outer beltways. The Watterson Expressway (I-264) forms the inner belt and connects I-64 with I-71. The outer belt is the Gene Snyder Freeway, or I-265, which is conjunction with I-71 and I-65.


County Clerk Offices Address Phone Website
Jefferson County 527 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502-574-5700
Bullitt County 149 North Walnut Street, Shepherdsville, KY 40165 502-543-2513
Hardin County 14 Public Square, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 270-765-4115
Henry County 27 South Property Rd, New Castle, KY 40050 502-845-5708
Marion County 223 North Spalding Ave, Suite 102 Lebanon, KY 40033 270-692-2651
Meade County 516 Hillcrest Drive, Brandenburg, KY 40108 270-422-2151
Nelson County 113 E Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004 502-348-1820
Oldham County 100 W. Jefferson St, LaGrange, KY 40031 502-222-7645
 Shelby County 501 Washington Street, Shelbyville, KY 40066 502-633-4410
Spencer County 2 West Main Street, Taylorsville, KY 40071 502-477-3215
Trimble County 30 US Hwy 42 East, Bedford, KY 40006 502-255-7174
Clark County (Jeffersonville) 2944 E. 10th St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 888-692-6841
Clark County (Sellersburg) 304 Hunter Station Rd, Sellersburg, IN 47172 888-692-6841
Floyd County 821 Northgate Blvd. Suite #100, New Albany, IN 47150 812-945-0024
Harrison County 439 Old Capitol Plaza, Corydon, IN 47112 888-692-6841