There are 7 ways to get from Richmond to Louisville by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Richmond  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Louisville (SDF) RIC - SDF

$202 - $1,005

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Bus  •  20 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Nashville, Tn 1511 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky 1196 / ...

$87 - $214

5 alternative options

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Louisville (SDF) DCA - SDF

$150 - $453

Bus, train to Baltimore, fly  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Louisville (SDF) BWI - SDF

$203 - $565

Bus to Washington Dulles, fly  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Louisville (SDF) IAD - SDF

$178 - $451

Bus, train  •  21 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$111 - $303

Drive  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Louisville 565 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Louisville is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 9 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Louisville is to bus and fly which costs $150 - $460 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Louisville. However, there are services departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Louisville, Ky via Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 13 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Louisville is 458 miles. The road distance is 565 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Louisville without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 13 min and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Richmond to Louisville, including transfers.

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Richmond to Louisville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Richmond, Va station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Louisville is to fly which takes 6 h 18 min and costs $200 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 20 h 13 min.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Louisville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Richmond to Louisville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville, Ky station.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Louisville.
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  • Distance: 457.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Louisville, KY, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Richmond to Louisville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richmond to Louisville via Nashville, Tn in around 20 h 13 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 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
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $550
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 Richmond, Va to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
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
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
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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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Louisville is 565 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 13 min to drive from Richmond to Louisville.

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

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Book your Richmond to Louisville bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 191+ hotels available in Louisville. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs $1 - $3.

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