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

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Fly Philadelphia to Louisville  •  4 h 33 min

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

$188 - $660

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Bus SkyHorse / Jaguar  •  17 h 34 min

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

$83 - $85

7 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Louisville  •  5 h 8 min

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

$214 - $595

Train to Newark, fly to Louisville  •  5 h 41 min

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

$207 - $716

Fly Philadelphia to Lexington, bus  •  5 h 51 min

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

$245 - $870

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Louisville  •  6 h 4 min

  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

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 33 min

  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

Train, bus  •  24 h 59 min

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

$129 - $353

Drive  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Louisville 676.5 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Louisville. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Muhammad Ali @ Clay via New York, NY and Newburg @ Bishop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 34 min.

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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 bus which takes 17 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Philadelphia to Louisville, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Louisville bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, depart from Philadelphia, PA station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Louisville is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Louisville Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 1 min.

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Philadelphia to Louisville bus services, operated by SkyHorse / Jaguar, arrive at Louisville, KY station.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Louisville.
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  • Distance: 583.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Louisville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Louisville via New York, New York, NY, Louisville, KY, and Newburg @ Bishop in around 17 h 34 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 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 Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
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 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Newark to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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 Philadelphia to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
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
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h
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
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
SkyHorse / Jaguar
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
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
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com

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