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There are 8 ways to get from Virginia to Kentucky Derby by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Louisville  •  4h 5m

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

$133 - $415

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Bus  •  26h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky

$106 - $158

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Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Louisville  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the subway from VIRGINIA SQUARE station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Louisville (SDF) IAD - SDF

$159 - $412

Train to Baltimore, fly to Louisville  •  5h 28m

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

$170 - $487

Fly Reagan Washington to Lexington, bus  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Lexington (LEX) DCA - LEX
  2. Take the bus from Lexington, KY to Louisville, KY

$191 - $690

Bus via New York  •  25h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Norfolk to New York, NY Norfolk
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Louisville, KY

$109 - $113

Train, bus  •  29h 57m

  1. Take the train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY

$170 - $292

Drive  •  11h 3m

  1. Drive from Virginia Beach to Kentucky Derby 675.8 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Virginia to Kentucky Derby is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Virginia to Kentucky Derby is to fly which costs $130 - $420 and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Virginia to Kentucky Derby. However, there are services departing from Arctic & 19Th and arriving at Central @ 4th via Norfolk, New York, NY, Newburg @ Bishop and Market @ S 8th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 51m.

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The distance between Virginia and Kentucky Derby is 407 miles. The road distance is 675.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Virginia to Kentucky Derby without a car is to bus via New York which takes 25h 51m and costs $108 - $113.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Virginia to Kentucky Derby, including transfers.

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Virginia to Kentucky Derby bus services, operated by Lion VA, depart from Norfolk station.

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The best way to get from Virginia to Kentucky Derby is to fly which takes 4h 5m and costs $130 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, which costs $108 - $113 and takes 25h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Louisville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Virginia to Kentucky Derby bus services, operated by SkyHorse / Jaguar, arrive at Louisville, KY station.

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Map of how to get from Virginia to Kentucky Derby.
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  • Distance: 407.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

What companies run services between Virginia, USA and Kentucky Derby, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Alexandria to Kentucky Derby hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Virginia Beach to Kentucky Derby via Glenrock & Virginia Beach, Norfolk, New York, NY, Louisville, KY, Newburg @ Bishop, Muhammad Ali @ 7th, Market @ S 8th, and Central @ 4th in around 25h 51m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from VIRGINIA SQUARE station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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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
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$95 - $180
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
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
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 Alexandria Amtrak Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
17h 56m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Lexington, KY to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $100
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com
Lion VA
Phone
+1-917-398-0398
Email
help@ilikebus.com
Website
lionva.com
Bus from Norfolk to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
lionva.com
SkyHorse / Jaguar
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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 Norfolk, Va to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $150
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Yes, the driving distance between Virginia to Kentucky Derby is 676 miles. It takes approximately 11h 3m to drive from Virginia to Kentucky Derby.

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

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There are 217+ hotels available in Kentucky Derby. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Virginia to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 5m and costs $2 - $3.

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