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

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Fly to Covington  •  6 h 21 min

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

$234 - $364

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Fly to Louisville  •  7 h 51 min

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

$193 - $436

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Fly to Lexington  •  7 h 32 min

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

$532 - $892

Fly to Owensboro  •  8 h 29 min

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

$207 - $822

Fly to Nashville, night bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$193 - $534

Train, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  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 Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Louisville, Ky

$228 - $591

Bus, train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Yuma
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY

$405 - $1,053

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 21 min.

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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 Los Angeles, Ca and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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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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The best way to get from San Diego to Kentucky without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 5 h and costs $330 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from San Diego to Kentucky, including transfers.

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San Diego to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Kentucky is to fly which takes 6 h 21 min and costs $230 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $600 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Covington Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 12 min.

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San Diego to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville, Ky station.

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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 21 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 Los Angeles, Ca and Dallas, Tx in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 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 Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Nashville via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Dallas/Ft.Worth, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Chicago O'Hare, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Phoenix, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 Las Vegas, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Kansas City, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via San Francisco, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Denver, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Dallas, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Houston, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 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 26 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Lexington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Louisville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Las Vegas, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Phoenix, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Kansas City, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via San Francisco, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Denver, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Dallas, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Owensboro via Houston, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 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 Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
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
Train from Yuma Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 9 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$300 - $450
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $800
Business Coach Seat
$650 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
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
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Yuma
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Kentucky is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 4:33 AM in San Diego and 7:33 AM in Kentucky.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Kentucky is 2120 miles. It takes approximately 33 h 4 min to drive from San Diego to Kentucky.

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Frontier Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Covington Airport.

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Book your San Diego to Kentucky bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are five+ hotels available in Kentucky. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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