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There are 11 ways to get from California to Kentucky by plane, night bus, bus, train or car

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Fly Los Angeles to Covington  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Covington (CVG) LAX - CVG

$113 - $398

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Fly San Diego to Covington  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Covington (CVG) SAN - CVG

$234 - $364

Fly San Francisco to Covington  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Covington (CVG) SFO - CVG

$118 - $660

Fly San Diego to Nashville, night bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Nashville (BNA) SAN - BNA
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$193 - $534

Fly Los Angeles to Nashville, night bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Nashville (BNA) LAX - BNA
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$191 - $586

Fly Oakland to Nashville, night bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Nashville (BNA) OAK - BNA
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$230 - $611

Fly Los Angeles to Indianapolis, bus  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indianapolis (IND) LAX - IND
  2. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$177 - $477

Train, bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY

$307 - $861

Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to Terre Haute, In
  2. Take the bus from Terre Haute, IN to Bloomington, IN
  3. Take the bus from Bloomington, IN to Louisville, KY

$223 - $546

Bus via St Louis, Mo  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky

$228 - $585

Drive  •  32 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Louisville 2097.1 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from California to Kentucky is to fly which costs $110 - $400 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Kentucky is to fly which costs $110 - $400 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Kentucky. However, there are services departing from Spring St and 1st St E and arriving at Louisville, KY via El Monte, Ca, Bus Transfer Center, Terre Haute, IN and Bloomington, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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The distance between California and Kentucky is 1853 miles. The road distance is 2097.1 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Kentucky without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 2 h and costs $300 - $900.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from California to Kentucky, including transfers.

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California to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte, Ca station.

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The best way to get from California to Kentucky is to fly which takes 6 h 31 min and costs $110 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $550 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Covington Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 1 min.

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California to Kentucky bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Louisville, KY station.

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  • Distance: 1852.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between California, USA and Kentucky, USA?

Delta, Allegiant Air and four other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Covington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Louisville via El Monte, Ca, Terre Haute, In, Bus Transfer Center, Terre Haute, IN, and Bloomington, IN in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from San Diego to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Nashville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from El Monte, Ca to Terre Haute, In
Ave. Duration
45 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $480
Bus from El Monte, Ca to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
43 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $440
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Terre Haute, IN to Bloomington, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Bloomington, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com

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Kentucky is 3 h ahead of California. It is currently 12:01 PM in California and 3:01 PM in Kentucky.

Yes, the driving distance between California to Kentucky is 2097 miles. It takes approximately 32 h 29 min to drive from California to Kentucky.

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Allegiant Air, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Covington Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Kentucky. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from California to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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