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Highway

It’s easy to get to and from Frankfort. Located within 600 miles of 65 percent of the nation’s population, Frankfort offers proximity to key markets and easy access to your customers. Major U.S. cities including Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville and St. Louis are located within a seven-hour drive.

Located 20 minutes west of Lexington, 30 minutes east of Louisville and about an hour south of Northern Kentucky, businesses in Frankfort enjoy outstanding access to air, waterways, rail and major highways.

Freight

International airports are located in both Louisville and Northern Kentucky and the Bluegrass Airport, located in Lexington, is a regional airport serving over one million passengers each year.

Also at home in Louisville is UPS Worldport, the largest fully automated package handling facility in the world. DHL Worldwide Express, located in Northern Kentucky, is a state-of-the-art, fully automated sortation center. And Lexington is home to the largest UPS ground hub in Kentucky. These facilities provide Frankfort businesses with maximum flexibility for overnight air deliveries around the world.

Louisville is home to the Louisville-Jefferson County Riverport Authority which provides a competitive advantage in handling bulk products with access on the U.S. inland waterway system from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Gulf of Mexico.

CSX railroad provides Frankfort with direct rail service to all markets east of the Mississippi River as well as connecting service to the West Coast.

The highway system in and around Frankfort provides one-day access to well over 60 percent of the major domestic markets via Interstates I-64, I-65, I-71 and I-75. “AAA” rated highways serving Frankfort include U.S. 60, 127 and 421.

Our central location and excellent transportation systems make our region a prime site for industry.

Airports

International airports are located in both Louisville and Northern Kentucky and the Bluegrass Airport, located in Lexington, is a regional airport serving over one million passengers each year.

Also at home in Louisville is UPS Worldport, the largest fully automated package handling facility in the world. DHL Worldwide Express, located in Northern Kentucky, is a state-of-the-art, fully automated sortation center. And Lexington is home to the largest UPS ground hub in Kentucky. These facilities provide Frankfort businesses with maximum flexibility for overnight air deliveries around the world.

View data for year:
Data Name Value Percent
Distance to Nearest Major Airport from County Population Centroid
Franklin County, KY
(Blue Grass)
23 mi
Data Name Value
Railroads
Has Class I rail? No
Class II and/or III lines present? Yes
Intermodal transport lines present? No
Double stack lines present? No
Rail Operators 1
Name
R J Corman RR (Central Kentucky Lines)
Major Ports (within area + 100 mile radius)  
Cincinnati-Northern KY, Ports of
Data Name Value
Total Tonnage 44,968,354
Domestic Tonnage 44,968,354
Total Foreign Tonnage 0
Foreign Imports Tonnage 0
Foreign Exports Tonnage 0
Post-Panamax Ready? No
Louisville, KY
Data Name Value
Total Tonnage 7,017,827
Domestic Tonnage 7,017,827
Total Foreign Tonnage 0
Foreign Imports Tonnage 0
Foreign Exports Tonnage 0
Post-Panamax Ready? No
Data Name Value
Major (within area + 100 mile radius)
Blue Grass
Data Name Value
Location ID LEX
Number of passengers 1,273,951
Freight 1,917,659 lbs
Mail 5,407 lbs
Runway length 7,004 ft (2,135 m)
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl
Data Name Value
Location ID CVG
Number of passengers 6,530,735
Freight 2,028,340,813 lbs
Mail 6,099,986 lbs
Runway length 12,000 ft (3,658 m)
Louisville Intl-Standiford Field
Data Name Value
Location ID SDF
Number of passengers 3,240,376
Freight 5,135,409,259 lbs
Mail 178,677,231 lbs
Runway length 11,887 ft (3,623 m)
Regional (within area + 100 mile radius)
Cincinnati Muni Airport Lunken Field
Data Name Value
Location ID LUK
Number of passengers 50,091
Freight 14,187 lbs
Mail 0 lbs
Runway length 6,101 ft (1,860 m)
General Aviation (within area + 50 mile radius)
Capital City
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,506 ft (1,678 m)
Cynthiana-Harrison County
Data Name Value
Runway length 3,850 ft (1,173 m)
Georgetown Scott County - Marshall Fld
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,498 ft (1,676 m)
Robinson
Data Name Value
Runway length 1,670 ft (509 m)