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There are 8 ways to get from Richmond to Louisville by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Richmond  •  6 h 36 min

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

$202 - $1,004

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  21 h

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

$87 - $214

6 alternative options

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Louisville (SDF) DCA - SDF

$207 - $603

Bus, train to Baltimore, fly  •  7 h 12 min

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

$203 - $565

Train to Washington Dulles, fly  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Louisville (SDF) IAD - SDF

$235 - $602

Bus, train  •  21 h 41 min

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

$111 - $303

Bus Megabus  •  22 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Louisville, KY

$92 - $138

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 train and fly which costs $200 - $650 and takes 6 h 34 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 21 h.

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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 21 h and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 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 36 min and costs $200 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 21 h.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Louisville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 37 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 36 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 21 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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 Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
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.

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 Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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
5 times a day
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 3 hours
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
5 times a day
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
Bus from Richmond to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
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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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, American Airlines and Delta 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 192+ 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 54 min and costs $2.

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