Over the last 4 years, Churchill Downs has experienced record breaking attendance for the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby. This year promises the same.
With more than 100,000 people expected to be in attendance, parking is always a consideration. Parking at Churchill Downs is reserved in advance and begins at $20 per car per day.
Remote parking is available in the surrounding area. Most parking is within walking distance of the track. However, Miller Transportation also offers shuttle service to and from various locations throughout the day. Parking at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is $15 per car per day. Parking is also available at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center for $8 per car per day. The shuttle from both of these location is $15.
Shuttle service is available from various locations in downtown Louisville. Shuttle drop off for Derby guests is located at Gate 17. Pricing for the shuttle from downtown Louisville to Churchill Downs is $20. Miller Transportation, the provider of the shuttle service, also offers charter, minibus, and van transportation. More information about these special services can be found at their website online at millertransporation.com.
Taxi service is also available from a variety of locations throughout Louisville to and from the track. Taxi pick up and drop off is located at Gate 17. Visitors should note that after the races, lines for both the shuttle buses and the taxis are frequently long.