There are 9 ways to get from San Diego to Kentucky by plane, night bus, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Covington  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Covington (CVG) SAN - CVG

$234 - $364

Cheapest option

Fly to Louisville  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Louisville (SDF) SAN - SDF

$193 - $436

7 alternative options

Fly to Owensboro  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Owensboro (OWB) SAN - OWB

$217 - $822

Fly to Lexington  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Lexington (LEX) SAN - LEX

$504 - $854

Fly to Nashville, night bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Nashville (BNA) SAN - BNA
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$203 - $544

Bus via Dallas, Tx  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Louisville, Ky

$217 - $568

Train, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY

$331 - $958

Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Terre Haute, In
  3. Take the bus from Terre Haute, IN to Bloomington, IN
  4. Take the bus from Bloomington, IN to Louisville, KY

$237 - $567

Drive  •  33 h 4 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Louisville 2119.8 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Kentucky is to drive which costs $200 - $300 and takes 33 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Kentucky is to fly which costs $230 - $370 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Kentucky is 1841 miles. The road distance is 2119.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from San Diego to Kentucky, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Kentucky. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Louisville, Ky via San Bernardino, Ca and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The nearest airport to Kentucky is Lexington (LEX) Airport which is 44.5 miles away. Other nearby airports include Louisville (SDF) (53.4 miles), Covington (CVG) (106.5 miles), Nashville (BNA) (130.8 miles) and Indianapolis (IND) (161.3 miles).

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Kentucky.
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  • Distance: 1840.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Kentucky, USA?

Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Covington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Louisville via San Bernardino, Ca and Dallas, Tx in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Dallas/Ft.Worth, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Chicago O'Hare, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Phoenix, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Los Angeles, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Denver, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Minneapolis, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via San Francisco, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Chicago Midway, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Las Vegas, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Kansas City, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Phoenix, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Denver, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Minneapolis, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via San Francisco, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Chicago Midway, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Chicago O'Hare, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Las Vegas, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Kansas City, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Terre Haute, In
Ave. Duration
43 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $300
Flexible
$350 - $470
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Terre Haute, IN to Bloomington, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Bloomington, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com

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