There are 7 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Louisville by plane, bus, subway, train or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Louisville  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Louisville (SDF) ORD - SDF

$110 - $233

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY

$31 - $45

5 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Lexington, bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lexington (LEX) ORD - LEX
  2. Take the bus from Lexington, KY to Louisville, KY

$218 - $652

Subway to Chicago Midway, fly to Louisville  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the subway from O'Hare to Washington-Blue
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Louisville (SDF) MDW - SDF

$155 - $251

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky 1123 / ...

$32 - $85

Train, bus  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$54 - $128

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Louisville 314.6 miles

$30 - $45

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Louisville is 283 miles. The road distance is 314.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Louisville without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Louisville, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Louisville is to fly which takes 2 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Louisville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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Louisville is 1 h ahead of Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). It is currently 6:51 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and 7:51 PM in Louisville.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Louisville is 315 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Louisville.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Louisville Airport.

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There are 191+ hotels available in Louisville. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Louisville.
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  • Distance: 282.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and Louisville, KY, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Louisville every 2 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Louisville twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Lexington, KY to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
hoosierride.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.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
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
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
Bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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