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There are 9 ways to get from North Carolina to Kentucky by plane, bus or car

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Fly Charlotte to Lexington  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Lexington (LEX) CLT - LEX

$241 - $742

Cheapest option

Fly Charlotte to Cincinnati, line 8 bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Cincinnati (LUK) CLT - LUK
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Federal Reserve - Out to Scott at 7th - Out

$63 - $447

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Fly Charlotte to Ashland  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Ashland (HTS) CLT - HTS

$166 - $833

Fly Charlotte to Covington  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Covington (CVG) CLT - CVG

$133 - $164

Fly Charlotte to Louisville  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Louisville (SDF) CLT - SDF

$172 - $905

Line 300 bus to Raleigh/Durham, fly to Covington  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 300 bus from N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St to Regional Transit Center
  2. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Covington (CVG) RDU - CVG

$166 - $288

Bus via Nashville, Tn  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky

$79 - $192

Bus Megabus  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Louisville, KY

$68 - $99

Drive  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Louisville 477.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from North Carolina to Kentucky is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from North Carolina to Kentucky is to fly which costs $240 - $750 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from North Carolina to Kentucky. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Louisville, Ky via Atlanta, Ga and Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 35 min.

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The distance between North Carolina and Kentucky is 366 miles. The road distance is 477.8 miles.

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The best way to get from North Carolina to Kentucky without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 35 min and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from North Carolina to Kentucky, including transfers.

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North Carolina to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlotte, Nc station.

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The best way to get from North Carolina to Kentucky is to fly which takes 2 h 48 min and costs $240 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 13 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Lexington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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North Carolina to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville, Ky station.

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Map of how to get from North Carolina to Kentucky.
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  • Distance: 365.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

What companies run services between North Carolina, USA and Kentucky, USA?

American Airlines flies from Charlotte to Lexington 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Louisville via Atlanta, Ga and Nashville, Tn in around 13 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Ashland
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from Charlotte to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Flights from Charlotte to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Texas Sky
Website
texassky.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St to Regional Transit Center
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
TANK
Phone
+1 859-331-8265
Website
tankbus.org
Bus from Federal Reserve - Out to Scott at 7th - Out
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
tankbus.org
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 Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between North Carolina to Kentucky is 478 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 12 min to drive from North Carolina to Kentucky.

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American Airlines offers flights from Charlotte Airport to Lexington Airport.

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Book your North Carolina to Kentucky bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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

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The best way to get from North Carolina to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25 min and costs $1 - $2.

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