Getting to Assembly
Weather and Attire
In April, Louisville usually has mildly warm weather, so dress appropriately. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes for exploring the Experience Hall, United Methodist Women’s many resources and the Louisville area. Bring a sweater in case air conditioning causes the convention center to be chilly. At large gatherings such as Assembly, some downtime and waiting periods will occur. Please use this time for fellowship and reunion with your neighbors.
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Transportation From Airport
Louisville is served by the Louisville International Airport (SDF). The airport is located 7 miles from the Kentucky International Convention Center and downtown area.
Transit Authority of River City (TARC) provides bus service at the airport. TARC pickup is located on the island on the east end of the terminal. You must have correct change to ride TARC. Bus #2 from the airport goes downtown. Call TARC: (502) 585-1234.
Courtesy vans are available from some hotels. These hotels provide free phone service for reservations and courtesy service to and from the airport. The reservation center calling board is located on the airport’s lower level next to the information booth. Hotel vans are parked to the right of the taxi stand on the green curb.
The following Assembly hotels have courtesy shuttles:
- Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown East Jefferson St. 585-2200
- The Seelbach Hotel 4th Ave 585-3200
Yellow Cab or Ready Cab taxi service is available 24 hours a day, and both companies can also handle those with accessibility needs. Flat rate fares from the airport to downtown are under $20.00.
- Ready Cab: (502) 417-4406
- Yellow Cab: (502) 636-5511
Taxi Cabs from the airport are available at the traffic island on the left of the taxi stand. (Ask about share-a-ride at the taxi stand.)
R&R Limousine provides airport shuttle service between the Louisville International Airport and downtown hotels for $10 per person each way. Reserve online or call (800) 582-5576.
Sandollar Limousine provides airport shuttle service between the Louisville International Airport and downtown hotels for $22 per person round trip if reserved in advance. Reserve online and enter “UMWA” in the comment section to receive the discounted rate. The rate for on-site service without reservations will be $25 round trip. Or you can call (502) 561-4022 to make a reservation.
Refer to the Convention Center directions on arriving by car.
Several parking options are available in downtown Louisville. There are two main parking garages connected to KICC. The Cowger garage is located at 4th and Market. The Commonwealth garage is located at 3rd and Jefferson. The current rates are $2.00 per hour and a daily rate of $10.00 (rates are subject to change).
Downtown Trolley System
For free, fast and easy transportation in the downtown area, hop on the 4th Street and Main Street Trolleys. These trolleys run every 12-15 minutes and can get attendees all around downtown’s convention, entertainment and attraction districts quickly and in style.
The Louie Link
The Louie Link [PDF] is an above-street skywalk system that connects three hotels—The Galt House, the Hyatt and the Marriott—to KICC and the entertainment district on 4th Street.