There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Louisville by plane, train, subway, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to Louisville  •  4 h 6 min

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

$134 - $416

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 36 min

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

$104 - $252

5 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Louisville  •  4 h 10 min

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

$187 - $523

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Louisville  •  4 h 55 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 26 min

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

$191 - $616

Train, bus  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak 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 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Louisville. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Louisville, Ky via Richmond, Va and Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 36 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 train and bus which takes 22 h 14 min and costs $110 - $310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Washington to Louisville, including transfers.

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Washington to Louisville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Louisville is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $130 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 22 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Louisville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 46 min.

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Washington to Louisville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, 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 6 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Washington to Louisville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Louisville via Richmond, Va and Nashville, Tn in around 22 h 36 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
4 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
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
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 Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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