Parking & Transportation



Parking onsite at Churchill Downs will be limited and only available to those with official pre-paid parking credentials. All cars that show up onsite without an official parking credential will be turned away at the gate and directed to the Park-and-Ride location. If you do not already have an onsite parking pass, please utilize our complimentary Park-and-Ride program (more info below) or take Uber or a taxi.


For your convenience, Cardinal Stadium will be available as the primary park-and-ride location on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. Cardinal Stadium parking lots will open at 9:00am ET on Friday and 7:00am ET on Saturday. Shuttles to Churchill Downs will be available starting at 9:30am ET on Friday and at 7:30am ET on Saturday. Shuttle service will stop running at 8:00pm ET on both days.

Park-and-Ride passes are complimentary for all Breeders’ Cup ticket holders. Please note: You must show a valid event ticket or email confirmation for Will Call before gaining access to park-and-ride shuttles.

Register for your complimentary park-and-ride pass today.


ADA Accessible Parking

ADA accessible parking is available onsite and offsite with shuttles at Cardinal Stadium.



Breeders’ Cup has partnered with Uber to provide fans with more transportation options. More details will be announced closer to the event. Check back for more details about the Uber Zone at Breeders’ Cup. Get safe rides to and from Churchill Downs by using the dedicated Uber Zone.

Taxis & Cabs

For your convenience, an official taxi depot will be located onsite for easy drop-offs and pick-ups. Yellow Cab is the Official Taxicab of Churchill Downs and your local choice for a convenient and surge free ride. For your local rides around Louisville, download the GoLouCab app or call 502-636-5511.



Breeders’ Cup will work with Transportation Management Services (TMS) to provide roundtrip ground transportation to/from the host hotels to all official Breeders’ Cup events, as determined by Breeders’ Cup Ltd. VIP motorcoach transportation will be provided from the Omni, Aloft, Galt House, Crowne Plaza and Marriott Downtown to/from Churchill Downs on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.


Charter Bus

Transportation Management Services (TMS) is the official transportation provider for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. TMS is available to provide private sedan, limo and SUV services to guests throughout the week at preferred rates. Please fill out the transportation request form or contact TMS directly at 855-230-8221 or at

Neighborhood Parking

In addition to the complimentary park-and-ride program at Cardinal Stadium, parking may also be available in the neighborhoods surrounding Churchill Downs. Please be advised that Breeders’ Cup and Churchill Downs do not own all property or parking lots adjacent to the racetrack facility. Some private parking may charge you to park, depending on the day.