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There are 9 ways to get from New York to Kentucky by train, plane, subway, bus or car

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Train to Newark, fly to Covington  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Covington (CVG) EWR - CVG

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Bus  •  21h 10m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Indianapolis "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Louisville, KY "Greyhound" / ...

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Train to New York JFK, fly to Covington  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Covington (CVG) JFK - CVG

Fly Newark to Louisville  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Louisville (SDF) EWR - SDF

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Covington  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Covington (CVG) LGA - CVG

Fly New York La Guardia to Louisville  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Louisville (SDF) LGA - SDF

Bus via Indianapolis  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Indianapolis, IN Nyc
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Louisville, KY "Greyhound" / ...

Train, bus  •  25h 25m

  1. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Indianapolis Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Louisville, KY "Greyhound" / ...

Drive  •  12h 39m

  1. Drive from New York to Louisville 740.4 miles

New York to Kentucky by bus and walk

3 Weekly Services
15h 17m Average Duration
$143 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from New York to Kentucky is to drive, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Kentucky is to train and fly which costs $110 - $800 and takes 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Kentucky. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at Louisville, KY via Lafayette Rd & 37th St and Indianapolis Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 17m.

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The distance between New York and Kentucky is 640 miles. The road distance is 740.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Kentucky without a car is to bus via Indianapolis which takes 15h 17m and costs $140 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from New York to Kentucky, including transfers.

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New York to Kentucky bus services, operated by Indiana Travel Express, depart from New York station.

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The best way to get from New York to Kentucky is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs $120 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus via Indianapolis, which costs $140 - $180 and takes 15h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Covington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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New York to Kentucky bus services, operated by Amtrak Thruway, arrive at Louisville, KY station.

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Map of how to get from New York to Kentucky.
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  • Distance: 639.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Kentucky, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from New York to Louisville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Louisville via Indianapolis, IN, Lafayette Rd & 37th St, Ctc-R, and Indianapolis Amtrak Station in around 15h 17m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Newark to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from New York JFK to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Newark to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Newark to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $350
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Newark to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $240
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $240
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Newark to Covington
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
new.mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$200 - $290
Bus operators
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from New York to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Amtrak Thruway

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$11 - $17
Adult
$23 - $35
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 Indianapolis to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from New York to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170
Hoosier Ride
Phone
+1 800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$19 - $27

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Kentucky is 740 miles. It takes approximately 12h 39m to drive from New York to Kentucky.

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Allegiant Air, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Covington Airport.

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