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There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Louisville by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to Louisville  •  4 h 15 min

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

$134 - $416

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 28 Allen St. Washington DC-NYC
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Louisville, KY

$93 - $95

5 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Louisville  •  4 h 25 min

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

$187 - $523

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Louisville  •  4 h 57 min

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

$160 - $413

Fly Reagan Washington to Lexington, bus  •  5 h 28 min

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

$191 - $688

Train, bus  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$114 - $306

Drive  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Louisville 609.4 miles

$55 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Louisville is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 10 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Louisville is to fly which costs $130 - $420 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Louisville. However, there are services departing from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. and arriving at Muhammad Ali @ 8th via New York, NY and Newburg @ Bishop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 7 min.

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The distance between Washington and Louisville is 476 miles. The road distance is 609.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Louisville without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 7 min and costs $93 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Washington to Louisville, including transfers.

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Washington to Louisville bus services, operated by Eastern Bus, depart from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Louisville is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $130 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $93 - $95 and takes 20 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Louisville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Washington to Louisville bus services, operated by SkyHorse / Jaguar, arrive at Louisville, KY station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Louisville.
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  • Distance: 475.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Louisville, KY, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Washington to Louisville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Louisville via New York, NY - 28 Allen St., New York, NY, Louisville, KY, and Newburg @ Bishop in around 20 h 7 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
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 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Train operators
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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Bus operators
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 28 Allen St.
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.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
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Louisville is 609 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 1 min to drive from Washington to Louisville.

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

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There are 190+ hotels available in Louisville. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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