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

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Fly Covington to San Diego  •  6h 41m

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

$234 - $365

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Fly Covington to Los Angeles  •  7h 14m

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

$112 - $402

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Fly Louisville to Los Angeles  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Los Angeles (LAX) SDF - LAX

$222 - $373

Fly Covington to San Francisco  •  7h 13m

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

$118 - $661

Bus to Nashville, fly to San Diego  •  8h 38m

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

$194 - $538

Bus to Nashville, fly to Los Angeles  •  9h 7m

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

$192 - $605

Bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Evansville
  2. Take the bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angeles, Ca

$228 - $543

Night bus, train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the night bus from Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il 1190
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Southwest Chief

$305 - $932

Bus via Denver, CO  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Los Angeles, Ca

$270 - $496

Bus, train  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Evansville
  2. Take the bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Los Angeles Union Station

$359 - $1,002

Drive  •  32h 30m

  1. Drive from Louisville to Los Angeles 2098.2 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Kentucky to California is to fly which costs $110 - $410 and takes 7h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Kentucky to California is to fly which costs $230 - $370 and takes 6h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kentucky to California. However, there are services departing from Louisville, KY and arriving at 5th / Los Angeles via Evansville, In, St Louis, Mo and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1h.

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The distance between Kentucky and California is 1853 miles. The road distance is 2098.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Kentucky to California without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 1h and costs $220 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Kentucky to California, including transfers.

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Kentucky to California bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Louisville, KY station.

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The best way to get from Kentucky to California is to fly which takes 6h 41m and costs $230 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $550 and takes 2 days 1h.

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The quickest flight from Covington Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 29m.

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Kentucky to California bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Kentucky to California.
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  • Distance: 1852.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

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

Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Covington to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Louisville to Los Angeles via Evansville, Evansville, In, St Louis, Mo, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 2 days 1h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $650
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $650
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $650
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $650
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Omaha
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $650
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $650
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Flights from Louisville to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,300
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
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
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 11h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$300 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
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
Bus from Bowling Green, Ky to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
40h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $440
Night bus from Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Denver, Co to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$190 - $250
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Evansville
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com
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California is 3h behind Kentucky. It is currently 6:15 PM in Kentucky and 3:15 PM in California.

Yes, the driving distance between Kentucky to California is 2098 miles. It takes approximately 32h 30m to drive from Kentucky to California.

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Frontier Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Covington Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kentucky to Covington Airport is to bus which takes 30m and costs $2.

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