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

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Fly Newark to Louisville  •  4 h 51 min

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

$198 - $672

Cheapest option

Bus Sky Horse Bus  •  16 h 41 min

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

$92 - $173

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Fly New York La Guardia to Louisville  •  5 h 6 min

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

$196 - $613

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Louisville  •  5 h 59 min

  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 Newark to Lexington, bus  •  6 h 49 min

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

$256 - $1,007

Fly New York La Guardia to Lexington, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  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

Train to Baltimore, fly to Louisville  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Louisville (SDF) BWI - SDF

$247 - $682

Bus Spring Tour Bus  •  12 h 13 min

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

$98 - $103

Drive  •  12 h 35 min

  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 12 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Kentucky Derby is to fly which costs $190 - $700 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Kentucky Derby. However, there are services departing from New York, NY and arriving at Central @ 4th via Lexington, KY and Market @ S 8th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 41 min.

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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 12 h 13 min and costs $95 - $105.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from New York to Kentucky Derby, including transfers.

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New York to Kentucky Derby bus services, operated by Sky Horse Bus, depart from New York, NY station.

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The best way to get from New York to Kentucky Derby is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $190 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $105 and takes 12 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Louisville Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 11 min.

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New York to Kentucky Derby bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Louisville, KY station.

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

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

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Map of how to get from New York to Kentucky Derby.
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  • Distance: 654.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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, Spring Tour Bus operates a bus from New York to Kentucky Derby twice daily. Tickets cost $80 and the journey takes 12 h 7 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Newark to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from New York Penn Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $240
First Class Seat
$200 - $310
Bus operators
Spring Tour Bus
Phone
+1 917-288-6888 / (513) 658-8886
Email
cs@springtourbus.com
Website
springtourbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
12 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
springtourbus.com
Book at
springtourbus.com
Sky Horse Bus
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Lexington, KY
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
skyhorsebus.com

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