Parking & Transportation

Derby Experiences can arrange your ground transportation or, if you plan to drive to Churchill Downs® on Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks® Days, we have parking solutions that are both secure and convenient. Please note: Parking and transportation are only available with Official Derby Experiences Package Purchase. Please contact us for pricing.


Parking

With the city abuzz during the Run for the Roses, parking near Churchill Downs® on Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks® Days can be overwhelming. If you plan to drive to Churchill Downs® on Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks® Days, we have parking solutions that are both secure and convenient.

Note: All parking on the grounds of Churchill Downs® is reserved on Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks® Days. Official Derby Experience Package Purchase required.

Derby Experiences' Private Valet Parking

Only available with Official Derby Experiences Package Purchase. Please contact us for pricing.

Five minute walk (1 ½ blocks) from Gate One of Churchill Downs®
No other parking will get you this close!

Derby Experiences provides a private secured lot Parking Pass on Friday and Saturday for convenient parking on Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby® race days.

  • The lot is secured and staffed with our Derby Experiences Team throughout the day
  • Valet service for all Vehicles
  • Clean restrooms
  • Covered areas available in case of inclement weather
  • Enjoy a drink or hometown BBQ in the Silk Rental Hall while waiting for your vehicle.

Churchill Downs® Parking Passes get you inside the gates and cannot be purchased through other vendors. Bus & limo parking passes are only sold with transportation/ticket packages purchased through Derby Experiences.

Transportation

Only available with Official Derby Experiences Package Purchase. Please contact us for pricing.

Derby Experiences can arrange your transportation to and from Churchill Downs® on the day of the Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks® races, or throughout the entire weekend.

Motorcoach Transportation

The Motor Coach option is a very convenient way to get to and from the track at Churchill Downs® on Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks® race days.

Round trip transfers available from select Derby Experiences hotels to the Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby® races via motor coach. Derby Experiences Trip Directors are onsite and assigned to each hotel to make sure guests know where they are going throughout the day.

These hotels include transportation to/from the track on Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks® days: Country Inn & Suites East, Hampton Inn East, Hampton Inn North, Holiday Inn Express East, Holiday Inn Express - Louisville South and Wingate by Wyndham Louisville East.

These hotels require an upgrade to include transportation to/from the track on Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks® days: Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown, Hampton Inn Downtown and The Galt House.

Semi-Private Transportation

Our Semi-Private transfers give guests the flexibility of choosing when they want to go to/from Churchill Downs®. Round trip transfers are available from Derby Experiences' hotels in downtown Louisville to the Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks® races via 14 person passenger van.

This service departs at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Return transportation is at your request.

The drop off and pick-up location for the van is a short 1.5 blocks from Gate One of Churchill Downs® at the entrance to our Derby Experiences Private Parking Lot. Again, Derby Experiences staff are onsite to direct guests and ensure satisfaction.

Private Vehicle

Derby Experiences has built strong relationships with local transportation companies to deliver competitive rates and exceptional service for those groups that want private transportation. Whether your group needs a town car or a 47 passenger motor coach, we can arrange your transportation to and from Churchill Downs® on the day of the races, or throughout the entire weekend.


Taxi Service

If you choose to forgo Derby Experiences' ground transportation services and parking options, please note that Taxi service to/from the races and through downtown Louisville's sites around the city is difficult to secure. Please note that taxi lines after the races can be long - up to 3 hours.

If you are attending after-parties or have dinner reservations, taxi service transportation is not recommended. For help securing reliable ground transfers and parking solutions, call 888.384.7088.

Taxi pick up and drop off areas on Oaks and Derby days are located outside the Churchill Downs' Gate 17 area.

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