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

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Fly to Ashland  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Ashland (HTS) ORF - HTS

$244 - $1,054

Cheapest option

Bus SkyHorse / Jaguar  •  24h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Norfolk, VA to 59 Canal Street, NY Norfolk
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Louisville, KY

$103 - $115

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Fly to Lexington  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Lexington (LEX) ORF - LEX

$279 - $1,263

Fly to Covington  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Covington (CVG) ORF - CVG

$221 - $1,025

Fly to Louisville  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Louisville (SDF) ORF - SDF

$250 - $1,126

Bus Greyhound USA  •  25h 10m

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

$104 - $254

Train, bus  •  26h 31m

  1. Take the train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

Drive  •  11h 2m

  1. Drive from Virginia Beach to Louisville 674.3 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Virginia Beach to Kentucky is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Virginia Beach to Kentucky is to fly which costs $270 - $1,300 and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Virginia Beach to Kentucky. However, there are services departing from Arctic & 19Th and arriving at Muhammad Ali @ 8th via Norfolk, VA, New York, NY and Newburg @ Bishop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 11m.

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The distance between Virginia Beach and Kentucky is 510 miles. The road distance is 674.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Virginia Beach to Kentucky without a car is to bus which takes 24h 11m and costs $100 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Virginia Beach to Kentucky, including transfers.

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Virginia Beach to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Virginia Beach, Va station.

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The best way to get from Virginia Beach to Kentucky is to fly which takes 5h 59m and costs $240 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $120 and takes 24h 11m.

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There is no direct flight from Norfolk Airport to Ashland Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 14m and has one stopover.

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Virginia Beach to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville, Ky station.

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Map of how to get from Virginia Beach to Kentucky.
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  • Distance: 510.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Virginia Beach, VA, USA and Kentucky, USA?

American Airlines flies from Virginia Beach to Rockdale every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Virginia Beach to Louisville via Glenrock & Virginia Beach, Norfolk, VA, New York, NY, Louisville, KY, and Newburg @ Bishop in around 24h 11m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Norfolk to Ashland via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Norfolk to Ashland via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Norfolk to Ashland via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Ashland via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Lexington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Norfolk to Covington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Norfolk to Covington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Louisville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Louisville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Louisville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Norfolk to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Louisville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Norfolk to Lexington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Covington via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Norfolk to Louisville via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Norfolk to Covington via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Norfolk to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Norfolk to Louisville via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $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 Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
15h 23m
Frequency
3 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
Rockledge Bus
Phone
7577171677VA
Email
climing44@yahoo.com
Website
rockledgebus.com
Bus from Norfolk, VA to 59 Canal Street, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
rockledgebus.com
Book at
gotobus.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
4 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.

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 Virginia Beach, Va to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
16h
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
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
Bus from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Virginia Beach to Kentucky is 674 miles. It takes approximately 11h 2m to drive from Virginia Beach to Kentucky.

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American Airlines offers flights from Norfolk Airport to Ashland Airport.

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