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Cheap flights to Louisville, KY

Popular in June High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price $279 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from $136 From Las Vegas to Louisville
One-way from $53 One-way flight from Las Vegas to Louisville
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Louisville related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Louisville along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter; however a Presidential Executive Order of June 22 means that further restrictions on certain visas (H1-B, H2-B, J and L) will be put in place from June 24. To see if you are affected please refer to the US Government’s travel page. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.. If you are looking to book a trip to Louisville and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Louisville flights by month

January
$291
February
$265
March
$283
April
$280
May
$297
June
$321
July
$299
August
$292
September
$278
October
$320
November
$286
December
$279
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Louisville. At this moment in time June is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Louisville?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LAS - SDF
Price
$265 - $387
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Temperature
46.4 - 89.6 °F
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Rainfall
3.15 - 5.47 inches
The best time to fly to Louisville is during February, but great deals can be found at other times. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Louisville, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being May.

When is the best time to book a flight to Louisville?

The price you pay for your flight to Louisville may vary depending on when you book.For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 42 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Louisville?

Friday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Louisville. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Louisville?

Flights at noon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Louisville. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

If you’re familiar with The Kentucky Derby, Louisville Sluggers and whiskey, you’ve got the basics of Louisville covered. Churchill Downs is home to the most famous horse race in the world, held the first Saturday in May every year. The city is home to the largest manufacturer of baseball bats and gloves in the nation. And, nearly one-third of the nation’s bourbon whiskey comes from Louisville. But travelers booking flights to Louisville will find there is more to this city than thoroughbreds, Babe Ruth and whiskey sours.

Louisville was at the forefront of many major historical inventions including the first public viewing of Thomas Edison’s light bulb, the first human hand transplant, and the first self-contained artificial heart transplant.  Among the other reasons tourists book Louisville flights include the American Printing House for the Blind; the J.B. Speed Art Museum; the Kentucky Center for the Arts; and the Muhammad Ali Center, a museum and cultural-educational center honoring the boxing champion and Louisville native.

If you’re lucky enough to hold a ticket to The Kentucky Derby, book Louisville flights and accommodations in advance. The city is packed with people wearing big hats, boasting big personalities and paying big prices. Otherwise, cheap flights to Louisville are easy to find and visitors can enjoy a tour of Churchill Downs, honor the Babe and sip a whisky on the rocks during the off-season.

 

 

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Louisville climate

Louisville’s weather is temperate and seasonal. Summers (late May to late September) are hot with cool evenings so bring along a light jacket or coat. March to September are the wettest seasons, although rainfall is fairly constant all year round, and snow usually falls in winter, allowing for winter sports fun. December to February temperatures range from 27 to 43 degrees Fahrenheit and in summer it varies between 66 and 86 degrees.

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Best Time to Fly to Louisville

Peak Season:

May is the busiest time to visit Louisville thanks to the Kentucky Derby. If you hold tickets to the annual event, purchase Louisville flights and make accommodations well in advance. Aside from the Kentucky Derby, spring is a lovely time to visit Louisville. The weather is warm and the flowers are just blooming.

Off Season:

Winters in Louisville can get cold and snow is likely from December to February. If you don’t mind the cold, however, cheap flights to Louisville and discount accommodations are likely to be found during the winter months.

 

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Getting around Louisville

Louisville is a very easy city to get into and around. There are great roads and train lines reaching into the city, as well as an international airport. Within the city, take one of the efficient public buses. Many of the hotels have their own free shuttle service, so be sure to find out what your accommodations offer. Taxis are easy to catch and there are many well-marked bike lanes downtown.

 

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Louisville Travel Information

  • The Kentucky Derby may be the “most exciting two minutes in sports,” but when your cheap flight lands in Louisville, be ready for more than just the races during your Kentucky Derby vacation.  The Kentucky Derby is held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs, but if you arrive anywhere from two weeks to two days before, you can enjoy even more bustle and excitement in Louisville.

Dawn at the Downs: If you’ve seen the celebrities sitting in Millionaire’s Row, but don’t think you’ll ever get close to those seats, think again. Enjoy breakfast the week before the race (Monday through Thursday) at Churchill Downs and catch the morning workouts of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders. Be sure to call Churchill Downs for reservations in Millionaire’s Row. There is also other seating available that does not require a reservation.

Pegasus Parade: This event, which began in 1956 and is one part of the Kentucky Derby Festival, is held during the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby and draws thousands of spectators, participants and celebrities. You can see the floats, marching bands and balloons from bleachers and chairs for a nominal fee, but there is also free viewing on certain parts of the route.

Kentucky Derby Festival: When planning your Kentucky Derby vacation, consider checking out the Kentucky Derby Festival’s calendar of events. If you can’t make it to the race, there are still plenty of race-related events to keep you busy through April from golf tournaments to balloon tours to American Indian pow-wows.

Great Steamboat Race: Spend a few hours away from the race track and check out another Derby tradition. Tickets, which cost more than $100, include a catered meal and a performance from a live band. Secure your seat aboard the Belle of Louisville and watch as she races against her rivals on the Ohio River.

  • Take a ride across the border to Indiana and explore the Forest Discovery Center. The center was built to encourage eco-friendly environments and offers visitors an opportunity to wander through an indoor forest and an enclosed glass skywalk to explore a working sawmill.
  • Take a sip of good old-fashioned Kentucky Bourbon whiskey at any number of distilleries in the state. The oldest distillery still operating is the Woodford Reserve Distillery, located between lush horse farms in Woodford County on McCracken Pike. Bourbon was first distilled here in 1812 and today visitors can watch how Bourbon is made before enjoying a little bit after the tour.
  • If you have tickets to the Kentucky Derby, make sure to get to Louisville early and bring your best headwear. The bigger the better when it comes to hats.

 

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