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There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Louisville by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Louisville  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Louisville (SDF) PHL - SDF

$188 - $660

Cheapest option

Bus  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
  4. Take the bus from Lexington, KY to Louisville, KY

$106 - $308

7 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Louisville  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Louisville (SDF) BWI - SDF

$214 - $595

Train to Newark, fly to Louisville  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Louisville (SDF) EWR - SDF

$207 - $716

Fly Philadelphia to Lexington, bus  •  5h 58m

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

$245 - $942

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Louisville  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Louisville (SDF) DCA - SDF

$229 - $666

Train, bus SkyHorse / Jaguar  •  17h 12m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Louisville, KY

$152 - $279

Train Amtrak, bus  •  24h 59m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$129 - $353

Drive  •  11h 14m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Louisville 676.5 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Louisville is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Louisville is to fly which costs $180 - $700 and takes 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Louisville. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Louisville, KY via Dayton Trotwood, Oh, Cincinnati, Oh and Lexington, KY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Louisville is 583 miles. The road distance is 676.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Louisville without a car is to train and bus which takes 17h 12m and costs $150 - $280.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Philadelphia to Louisville, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Louisville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Louisville is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs $180 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $310 and takes 21h.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Louisville Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 13m.

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Philadelphia to Louisville bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Louisville, KY station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Louisville.
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  • Distance: 583.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Louisville, KY, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Louisville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Louisville via Dayton Trotwood, Oh, Cincinnati, Oh, Lexington, Ky, and Lexington, KY in around 21h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
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 Baltimore to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Lexington
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
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 Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $700
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 Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak

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
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $330
Room
$470 - $650
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Louisville is 677 miles. It takes approximately 11h 14m to drive from Philadelphia to Louisville.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Louisville Airport.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Louisville. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $7.

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