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Old 03-02-2017, 06:12 AM
 
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Hi, we are visiting Lexington soon from Raleigh. Is it better to get a connecting flight to LEX or fly directly to CVG and then drive the rest of the way? One way has more potential for missed/delayed flights, the other has more potential for sitting in traffic. Cost is not a huge consideration, and we have to rent a car either way. (And, yes, I know we could just drive from Raleigh but I lost that argument).

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Old 03-02-2017, 09:48 AM
 
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We always just go to Cincinnati, rent a car and drive to Lexington. It's a 1:15 or 1:30 fairly pleasant drive. Traffic is not a real issue, in part because the Cincinnati airport is actually in Kentucky. Occasionally we'll go to the Louisville airport, because we have other business or it's cheaper for that particular time/airline but we find Cincinnati much easier and it's our first choice.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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Flights to Cincinnati can be considerably more costly than flights to Lexington or Louisville. Lexington's airport is small but very efficient and user-friendly - you'll get in and out very quickly and do not have to walk for miles once within the terminal. Security seems to go much more quickly in Lexington, too, minus long lines most of the time. However, Louisville does seem to offer better fares and both of the larger airports have many more flights, especially direct flights, than does Lexington.

So - check connections and prices, and see what works best for you. However, in your situation, I think I'd just opt for the simplest choice and fly to Lexington.
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Old 03-04-2017, 09:44 PM
 
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Flights to Cincinnati can be considerably more costly than flights to Lexington or Louisville. Lexington's airport is small but very efficient and user-friendly - you'll get in and out very quickly and do not have to walk for miles once within the terminal. Security seems to go much more quickly in Lexington, too, minus long lines most of the time. However, Louisville does seem to offer better fares and both of the larger airports have many more flights, especially direct flights, than does Lexington.

So - check connections and prices, and see what works best for you. However, in your situation, I think I'd just opt for the simplest choice and fly to Lexington.
Louisville's fares will lower once Allegiant opens I think
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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If there was a direct car route from BNA to LEX I'd even suggested flying into Nashville. But it's a pain driving from Nashville to Lexington
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I have family that lives in Lexington. I always fly into either Cincinnati or Louisville. The drive from either to Lexington is around similar distances. For Cincinnati I have used Frontier and for Louisville Southwest.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:41 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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From downtown Lexington both NKY and LOU airports are exactly 78 miles and 1 hr 20 min.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I always fly into CVG... But I'm coming from Arizona, and can fly Allegiant from Mesa, AZ for cheap.
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:34 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice everyone! We ended up flying into CVG because it was a lot cheaper (4 of us traveling so it added up quickly). It was an easy trip and the drive to Lexington was fine, though I can see how the traffic might get heavy at peak times. Would definitely try it that way again.
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