There are 5 ways to get from Frankfort to Roanoke by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfort, KY to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Roanoke, Va

$100 - $217

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  23 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfort, KY to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN - Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak

$216 - $522

Drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Frankfort to Roanoke 381.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Lexington  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Lexington (LEX) to Roanoke (ROA) LEX - ROA

$310 - $1,185

Bus to Louisville, fly  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfort, KY to Louisville, KY
  2. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Roanoke (ROA) SDF - ROA

$245 - $1,149

Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfort and Roanoke is 279 miles. The road distance is 381.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Frankfort to Roanoke without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 50 min to get from Frankfort to Roanoke, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Frankfort to Roanoke is to bus which takes 15 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lexington Airport to Roanoke Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfort to Roanoke is 382 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to drive from Frankfort to Roanoke.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Lexington Airport to Roanoke Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Roanoke. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfort to Lexington Airport is to taxi which takes 32 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Frankfort to Roanoke.
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  • Distance: 278.6 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 50 min

What companies run services between Frankfort, KY, USA and Roanoke, VA, USA?

You can take a bus from Frankfort to Roanoke via Frankfort, KY, Louisville, KY, Louisville, Ky, and Nashville, Tn in around 15 h 50 min. Alternatively, Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Frankfort to Roanoke hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lexington to Roanoke via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Lexington to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Louisville to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Louisville to Roanoke via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Lexington to Roanoke via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Louisville to Roanoke via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lexington to Roanoke via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Louisville to Roanoke via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Louisville to Roanoke via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Lexington to Roanoke via Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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 Indianapolis Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $550
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Frankfort, KY to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
hoosierride.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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