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There are 10 ways to get from New York to Kentucky by plane, train, bus, subway or car

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Fly New York La Guardia to Lexington  •  4h 7m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Lexington (LEX) LGA - LEX

$135 - $290

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Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Covington  •  5h 14m

  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

$83 - $274

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Fly Newark to Louisville  •  4h 41m

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

$117 - $374

Train to Newark, fly to Covington, line 1 bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Covington (CVG) EWR - CVG
  3. Take the line 1 bus from 4th at Walnut to Scott at 6th

$89 - $285

Train to New York JFK, fly to Covington  •  5h 12m

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

$104 - $335

Fly New York La Guardia to Louisville  •  5h 18m

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

$126 - $423

Bus via Indianapolis  •  15h 8m

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

$100 - $122

Bus  •  22h 20m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Dayton Trotwood "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood to Louisville "Greyhound"

$94 - $133

Train, bus  •  25h 30m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Indianapolis Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis to Louisville "Greyhound" / ...

$115 - $174

Drive  •  12h 39m

  1. Drive from New York to Louisville 740.4 miles

$70 - $110

New York to Kentucky by buses

The bus journey time between New York and Kentucky is around 21h 35m and covers a distance of around 858 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 21h 35m. Operated by Greyhound USA, the New York to Kentucky bus service departs from New York and arrives in Louisville. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
21h 35m
Fastest bus time:
21h 35m
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$94
Carbon emissions:
171 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
16:00
Last bus departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Kentucky bus schedules

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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 fly which costs $130 - $290 and takes 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Kentucky. However, there are services departing from New York, NY and arriving at Louisville via Lafayette Rd & 37th St and Indianapolis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 8m.

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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 8m and costs $100 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m 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, NY station.

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The best way to get from New York to Kentucky is to fly which takes 4h 7m and costs $130 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus via Indianapolis, which costs $100 - $130 and takes 15h 8m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Lexington Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 11m.

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New York to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville 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 7m

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

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from New York to Lexington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Louisville via Indianapolis, IN, Lafayette Rd & 37th St, Ctc-R, and Indianapolis in around 15h 8m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Newark to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from New York JFK to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Newark to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Newark to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Newark to Covington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Newark to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from New York JFK to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Newark to Covington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Covington via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Newark to Covington
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
$3
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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 New York Moynihan Train Hall to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$200 - $290
Bus operators
TANK
Phone
+1 859-331-8265
Website
tankbus.org
Bus from 4th at Walnut to Scott at 6th
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
tankbus.org
Indiana Travel Express
Bus from New York, NY to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.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.

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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 Dayton Trotwood
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from Dayton Trotwood to Louisville
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $60
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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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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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Lexington Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Kentucky. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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