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There are 7 ways to get from New York to Kentucky Derby by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Newark to Louisville  •  5h 6m

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

$198 - $670

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h 51m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Louisville, KY

$88 - $93

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Fly New York La Guardia to Louisville  •  5h 20m

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

$196 - $613

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Louisville  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Louisville (SDF) PHL - SDF

$266 - $863

Fly New York La Guardia to Lexington, bus  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Lexington (LEX) LGA - LEX
  2. Take the bus from Lexington, KY to Louisville, KY

$224 - $998

Fly Newark to Lexington, bus  •  7h 3m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Lexington (LEX) EWR - LEX
  2. Take the bus from Lexington, KY to Louisville, KY

$256 - $1,005

Drive  •  12h 35m

  1. Drive from New York to Kentucky Derby 744.7 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Kentucky Derby is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Kentucky Derby is to fly which costs $190 - $700 and takes 5h 6m.

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The distance between New York and Kentucky Derby is 655 miles. The road distance is 744.7 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Kentucky Derby without a car is to bus which takes 13h 51m and costs $85 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from New York to Kentucky Derby, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New York to Kentucky Derby is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs $190 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $95 and takes 13h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Louisville Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 27m.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Kentucky Derby is 745 miles. It takes approximately 12h 35m to drive from New York to Kentucky Derby.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Newark Airport to Louisville Airport.

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There are 189+ hotels available in Kentucky Derby. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York to Kentucky Derby.
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  • Distance: 654.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from New York to Kentucky Derby hourly. Alternatively, SkyHorse / Jaguar operates a bus from New York to Kentucky Derby once daily. Tickets cost $70 and the journey takes 13h 45m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Newark to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Newark to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Newark to Lexington
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Lexington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Bus operators
SkyHorse / Jaguar
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
gotobus.com

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