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 from Reagan Washington  •  4 h 3 min

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

$134 - $416

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Washington to Chattanooga
  2. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Louisville, KY

$86 - $124

5 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 10 min

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

$187 - $523

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  5 h

  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

Train, bus  •  21 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY

$114 - $306

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

Drive  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Louisville 609.4 miles

$55 - $90

Questions & Answers

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 takes 4 h 3 min and costs $130 - $420.

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The distance between Washington and Louisville is 761 km. The road distance is 975 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Washington to Louisville, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Louisville. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at Louisville, KY via Chattanooga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 12 min.

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

American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Washington to Louisville every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Louisville via Chattanooga in around 18 h 12 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak 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 Washington to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
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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