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Cheap Flights to Kentucky

Cheap Flights to Kentucky

Famous for its annual Kentucky Derby horse race, Kentucky is the land of historic houses, aristocratic legacies, and good old-fashioned Southern hospitality. The state boasts an incredibly diverse landscape, with sprawling countrysides, extensive networks of caves, and some of the longest navigable streams in the country. Booking cheap flights to Kentucky is easy with Skyscanner's flight search. We can even show you which days of the month have the lowest priced tickets with our Whole Month search filter.

What to See and Do in Kentucky

The top tourist destinations in Kentucky are Lexington, home to the University of Kentucky, and Louisville, where the famed Kentucky Derby takes place. Both towns offer a multitude of must-see attractions, including the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Louisville Science Center, and Alltech's Lexington Brewing Company. The northern tip of the state is another part of Kentucky that is growing in popularity with tourists. Here, travellers can take in majestic views of the Ohio River and the Cincinnati skyline while dining in the region's various riverside restaurants.

Best Time to Visit Kentucky

Kentucky's peak tourist season begins on the first Saturday of May, when the Kentucky Derby kicks off, and runs through September. During these months, you can expect to pay much more for flights and hotels than you would during the off-peak months. Spring and fall are great times to visit Kentucky. You'll find great deals on airfares and accommodations during these seasons, and the weather will be warm enough to enjoy Kentucky's outdoor tourist attractions. If you have a specific departure date in mind, our Price Alert tool can be set up to monitor airfares and notify you when ticket prices are low.

Airports in Kentucky

There are three commercial airports in Kentucky that handle international flights: Louisville International Airport (SDF), Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is located in the city of Hebron and serves the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan area. It is Kentucky's busiest airport, handling over 6 million passengers annually, and likely to be the facility you'll fly into when visiting the state.

Louisville International Airport is the main airport serving Louisville in Jefferson County. The airport serves more than 3 million passengers annually and handles a large number of international cargo flights.

Bluegrass Airport is located 4 miles west of downtown Lexington and serves as the primary airport of central and eastern Kentucky. It is located directly across from the Keeneland Race Course and sits in the midst of some of the world's most famous horse farms. Bluegrass Airport is the third busiest airport in the state, serving approximately 1.2 passengers every year.

Travel Tips

There are two time zones in Kentucky. The eastern and northeastern regions use Eastern Standard Time (EST), while the western and southern portions of the state observe Central Time (CT). There is tourist information office operated by the Kentucky Department of Travel at 500 Metro Street in Frankfort. Here, you can get information about Kentucky's best attractions, events, shopping, dining, and accommodations.

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