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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from New York La Guardia  •  5 h 15 min

  1. LGA - SDF

$196 - $613

Cheapest option

Bus Sky Horse Bus  •  16 h 58 min

  1. 0361

$92 - $101

5 alternative options

Fly from Newark  •  5 h 9 min

  1. EWR - SDF

$186 - $664

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. PHL - SDF

$267 - $864

Bus Spring Tour Bus  •  12 h 13 min

$98 - $103

Train, bus  •  26 h 49 min

  1. Cardinal

$140 - $388

Drive  •  12 h 35 min

  1. 744.7 miles

$70 - $110

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

American Airlines, Delta and United 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York and Kentucky Derby is 1048 km. The road distance is 1191 km.

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

The quickest way to get from New York to Kentucky Derby is to fly which takes 5 h 9 min and costs $180 - $700.

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 58 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from New York to Kentucky Derby, including transfers.