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There are 6 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  1h 45m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Louisville (SDF) DCA - SDF

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  4h

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Louisville (SDF) IAD - SDF

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Louisville (SDF) BWI - SDF

Bus  •  20h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Pittsburgh
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Columbus
  3. Take the bus from Columbus to Louisville

Train, bus  •  23h 22m

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Indianapolis Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis to Louisville "Greyhound" / ...

Drive  •  10h 4m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) 610.5 miles

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) by subway, train, bus and walk

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Louisville Airport (SDF) is around 30h 12m and covers a distance of around 841 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 8h 8m. The fastest journey normally takes 30h 5m. Operated by Metro Washington DC, Amtrak, Greyhound USA and others, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Louisville International Airport. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
22h 4m
Layover time:
8h 8m
Total time:
30h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
30h 5m
Journey distance:
841 miles
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$96
Carbon emissions:
84 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:56
Last service departs at:
11:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) subway, train, bus and walk schedules

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Louisville Airport (SDF)
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) is to fly which takes 1h 45m and costs $70 - $180.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Louisville Airport (SDF) is 475 miles. The road distance is 610.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) without a car is to bus which takes 20h 16m and costs $85 - $140.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Louisville (SDF), including transfers and time at the airport.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) is to fly which takes 1h 45m and costs $70 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $140 and takes 20h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Louisville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) is 610 miles. It takes approximately 10h 4m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF).

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Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Louisville Airport.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF).
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  • Distance: 475.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Louisville Airport (SDF), USA?

American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Louisville Airport (SDF) via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Louisville, and W Market @ 5th in around 20h 16m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $360
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $380
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $380
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$70 - $100
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$70 - $100
Business Seat - Child
$65 - $95
First Class - Adult
$110 - $170
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$110 - $170
First Class - Child
$110 - $160
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 Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Alexandria to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
17h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Bus operators
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 Washington to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85
Bus from Pittsburgh to Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Columbus to Louisville
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from Indianapolis to Louisville
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
Amtrak Thruway

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$11 - $17
Adult
$23 - $35
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$19 - $27

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