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There are 9 ways to get from Houston to Kentucky by plane, night bus, bus or car

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Fly Houston to Lexington  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Lexington (LEX) IAH - LEX

$261 - $513

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Bus  •  23 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Texarkana, Ar 6440
  2. Take the bus from Texarkana, Ar to Louisville, Ky 1502

$104 - $264

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Louisville  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Louisville (SDF) HOU - SDF

$232 - $1,104

Fly Houston to Louisville  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Louisville (SDF) IAH - SDF

$202 - $466

Fly Houston to Covington  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Covington (CVG) IAH - CVG

$163 - $355

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Nashville, night bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Nashville (BNA) HOU - BNA
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$192 - $802

Night bus, bus  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx 7200 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Louisville, Ky 1502

$108 - $277

Bus via Elm @ Lamar - W - Ns  •  24 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to Dallas/Forth Worth
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Louisville, Ky 1502

$107 - $248

Drive  •  16 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Louisville 1031.4 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Kentucky is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 16 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Kentucky is to fly which costs $260 - $550 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Kentucky. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Louisville, Ky via Texarkana, Ar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 30 min.

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The distance between Houston and Kentucky is 801 miles. The road distance is 1031.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Kentucky without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 30 min and costs $100 - $270.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Houston to Kentucky, including transfers.

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Houston to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Kentucky is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $260 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 23 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to Lexington Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 24 min.

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Houston to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville, Ky station.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Kentucky.
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  • Distance: 801 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Kentucky, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Houston to Lexington every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Louisville via Texarkana, Ar in around 23 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Louisville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Nashville via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Nashville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Houston to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Houston to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Houston to Covington
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Houston to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Lexington
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Houston to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Houston to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Houston to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Houston to Covington
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Houston to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Houston to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Houston to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Louisville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Louisville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Houston to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Houston to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Houston to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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 Houston, Tx to Texarkana, Ar
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Texarkana, Ar to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Night bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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More Questions & Answers

Kentucky is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 7:12 AM in Houston and 8:12 AM in Kentucky.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Kentucky is 1031 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 49 min to drive from Houston to Kentucky.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Houston Airport to Lexington Airport.

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Book your Houston to Kentucky bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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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 Houston to Houston Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 50 min and costs $1 - $4.

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