There are 9 ways to get from North Carolina to Kentucky by plane, 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 Charlotte to Ashland  •  2 h 49 min

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

$166 - $833

Cheapest option

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

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

$63 - $447

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Fly Charlotte to Covington  •  3 h 42 min

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

$133 - $164

Fly Charlotte to Louisville  •  3 h 53 min

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

$172 - $905

Line 300 bus to Raleigh/Durham, fly to Covington  •  4 h 14 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

Fly Charlotte to Lexington, line 3 bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Lexington (LEX) CLT - LEX
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Transit Center to Centre Parkway @ 1349

$213 - $704

Bus via Nashville, Tn  •  12 h 9 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 2 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

Questions & Answers

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 $160 - $850 and takes 2 h 49 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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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from North Carolina to Kentucky, including transfers.

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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 12 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Ashland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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North Carolina to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Atlanta, Ga 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 49 min

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

American Airlines flies from Charlotte to Rockdale 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Louisville via Atlanta, Ga and Nashville, Tn in around 12 h 9 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Ashland
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from Charlotte to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Charlotte to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Flights from Charlotte to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
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
LexTran
Website
lextran.com
Bus from Transit Center to Centre Parkway @ 1349
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
lextran.com
TANK
Phone
+1 859-331-8265
Website
tankbus.org
Bus from Federal Reserve - Out to Scott at Fifth - Out
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
tankbus.org
Greyhound USA
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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 20 minutes
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
Hourly
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 30 minutes
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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