Louisville Convention Travel Information

Travel Discounts:

Before you make reservations for travel and housing, consider how many days you want to arrive early and/or stay after to see more sites, events, or etc. Whether traveling by plane, train, or automobile, special deals are available for Optimist Members for the International Convention.


Louisville International Airport (SDF) in Louisville, Kentucky is an international airport is just 10 minutes from downtown; Louisville International Airport is a low-fare airport that draws travelers from across the Kentucky and Southern Indiana region. The airport offers nonstop service to 31 destinations and convenient connections to cities worldwide. As of February 2018, Louisville airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant • American Airlines • Frontier Airlines • Delta • OneJet • Southwest Airlines • United Airlines. The airport accommodated almost 3.47 million passengers in 2017.

Louisville International ranks third in North America—and seventh in the world—in the total amount of cargo handled as home of United Parcel Service (UPS) international air-sorting hub. The airport handled more than 5.7 billion pounds of cargo, freight and mail in 2017.

The Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing is based at Louisville International Airport and provides worldwide theater airlift for U.S. military and humanitarian operations. The wing is equipped with eight C-130 H model aircraft. Five groups consisting of 14 squadrons carry out the unit’s mission by providing administrative and logistical support.

*This airport is small, when you get off the plane you will follow the signs to baggage claim, baggage claim and arrivals are all on the lower level. The pick-up curb is located on the lower level; you will walk out of the doors beside the rental car counters. For a map of the airport click here.

Airport Shuttles/Transportation:

Galt House Airport Transportation:

Xtreme Transportation is the Galt House Hotel's transportation partner, offering shuttle service to and from the Louisville International Airport by appointment.

Shuttle from the hotel: They can provide airport shuttle service by appointment and for a charge to the Louisville International Airport every day of the week, including holidays. Outgoing shuttle departs from the hotel every half-hour, 4 am to 1 pm daily. After 1 pm, the shuttle departs every hour until 11 pm.

Shuttle from the Louisville International Airport: They can provide shuttle service by appointment and for a charge from the airport to the Galt House Hotel. Shuttle departs on the quarter of the hour (7:15 am, 8:15 am, etc.) and a quarter 'til the hour (7:45 am, 8:15 am, etc.) from 7:15 am through 11:45 pm.

Shuttle service must be made by appointment at the rates of $15 per one-way trip, or $25 per round trip. To reserve your seat on a shuttle, please contact Xtreme Transportation at (502) 561-4022 or galthouseshuttle@xtlimo.com. You may also book your ride at the Transportation Desk in the SUITE (East) Lobby of the Galt House Hotel to the left of the Front Desk. Please note that the shuttle service is not a 24 hour service.


Cabs are available at the traffic island on the left of the taxi stand. (Ask about Share-a-Ride at the taxi stand.)

Taxi7 – (502) 777-7777
Yellow Cab – (502) 636-5511

Transportation Network Companies

Lyft and Uber are the only authorized ridesharing services available to transport passengers from the Airport. The Lyft and Uber pick-up curb is located on the lower level, east side of the terminal on the inner curb.

Airline Discounts:

Z Code: ZFVP Agreement Code: 763031
Tickets can be booked via United’s website www.united.com or over the phone at 800-426-1122 Ticketing agent fees may apply for phone reservations. Travel valid June 25- July 7, 2019

Coupon Code:0E8O0UF
Tickets can be booked via WestJet's website www.westjet.com/conventions Travel from: June 21, 2019 to July 11, 2019

Air Canada
Promotion Code: 7DYBQBQ1
To book a flight with the promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter the promotion code in the search panel. Travel valid June 28-July 4, 2019.

Traveling By Train:

There is not a train station in Louisville, KY. Please consider a different means of travel.

Traveling By Bus:

Greyhound departs from 3,800 cities across the United States and Canada and there is a station in Louisville, which is only 4 minutes from the Galt House. Cost and transit time varies depending on departing city, and discounts are offered for students, military, veterans, and seniors. www.greyhound.com

Rental Car Discounts:

Optimist International receives recognition from the following rental car agencies for travel during the 100th Optimist International Convention. Advance reservations are recommended, as cars are subject to availability. The following rental car companies are offering discounts.

Scooter Rentals

If you need to rent a scooter while in Louisville for the convention, click here, If you need to rent a scooter while in Louisville for the convention,

Enterprise www.enterprise.com

Corporate Code: GE1025
Company PIN: OPT

Budget www.budget.com

Corporate Discount # U160153

RV Campgrounds:

There is one option for campgrounds located within a short distance to the Galt House.

Louisville North Campground Louisville North Campground is only 7 minutes from the Galt House. It is fully serviced for tents, trailers, RVs, and cabins. They have picnic tables, fire pits, showers, laundry facilities, and more. For rates check out the website: https://louisvillenorthcampground.com/