There are 10 ways to get from Kentucky to California by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly Covington to San Diego  •  6 h 38 min

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

$234 - $365

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Fly Covington to Los Angeles  •  7 h

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

$118 - $410

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Fly Covington to San Francisco  •  7 h 4 min

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

$118 - $661

Fly Covington to San Jose  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Covington (CVG) to San Jose (SJC) CVG - SJC

$186 - $706

Bus to Nashville, fly to San Diego  •  9 h 15 min

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

$202 - $542

Bus to Indianapolis, fly to Los Angeles  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN - Amtrak
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Los Angeles (LAX) IND - LAX

$197 - $506

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  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 Angls Amtrak, Ca

$228 - $543

Night bus, train  •  2 days 2 h

  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 Amtrak Southwest Chief

$305 - $932

Bus, train  •  2 days 20 h

  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 Amtrak

$359 - $1,002

Drive  •  32 h 30 min

  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 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Kentucky to California is to fly which costs $230 - $370 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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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 Main & 1st via Evansville, In, St Louis, Mo and Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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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 0 h and costs $220 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min 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 6 h 38 min and costs $230 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $550 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Kentucky to California.
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  • Distance: 1852.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

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

Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and four 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 Angls Amtrak, Ca, and Main & 6th in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $2,200
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $3,000
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Nashville to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Covington to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Covington to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Nashville to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Covington to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Covington to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Indianapolis to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Covington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 11 h
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $440
Night bus from Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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
Bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
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
Bus from Louisville, KY to Evansville
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com

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California is 3 h behind Kentucky. It is currently 8:55 AM in Kentucky and 5:55 AM in California.

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

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Frontier Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Covington Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are six+ 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 30 min and costs $2.

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