Cheap flights to Louisville, KY

SFO — SDF
Aug 16 — Aug 231

Flights to Louisville in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$275Average for round-trip flights in August 2022
Round-trip from$168From New York to Louisville Standiford Field
One-way from$90One-way flight from New York to Louisville Standiford Field (SDF)

Cheap flights to Louisville in August, September 2022

The best prices found for SDF flights for August, September
Sep 9 - Sep 10
EWR

Newark

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

Nonstop

2h 30m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

2h 10m
$168

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sep 2 - Sep 9
EWR

Newark

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

Nonstop

2h 27m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

EWR

Newark

1 stop

3h 59m
$177

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 3 - Sep 4
EWR

Newark

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

1 stop

5h 11m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

EWR

Newark

1 stop

4h 14m
$181

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Louisville 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Louisville found for this year
Nov 2 - Nov 5
EWR

Newark

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

Nonstop

2h 33m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

2h 16m
$168

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sep 2 - Sep 9
EWR

Newark

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

Nonstop

2h 27m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

EWR

Newark

1 stop

3h 59m
$177

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Oct 20 - Oct 22
EWR

Newark

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

Nonstop

2h 28m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

2h 10m
$180

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Last minute flights to Louisville

Late deals on round-trip flights to Louisville, departing today and this week
Aug 16 - Sep 8
EWR

Newark

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

Nonstop

2h 27m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

2h 10m
$213

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Aug 16 - Sep 8
EWR

Newark

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

Nonstop

2h 16m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

EWR

Newark

1 stop

4h 21m
$222

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Aug 20 - Aug 23
EWR

Newark

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

Nonstop

2h 27m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

2h 14m
$228

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Louisville?

The cheapest ticket to Louisville found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$235

February

$247

March

$279

April

$348

May

$389

June

$436

July

$407

August

$288

September

$293

October

$226

November

$236

December

$246

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Louisville. Flying to Louisville in June will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Louisville?

Average Louisville flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

NYC - SDF

Price

$226 - $496

SDF

Temperature

35.6 - 78.8 °F

SDF

Rainfall

3.1 - 5.3 inches

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

The best time to book flights to Louisville is 43 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Louisville?

The cheapest flights to Louisville are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Louisville?

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

Louisville, KY 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.

Best Time to Fly to Louisville, KY

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.

Getting around Louisville, KY

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.

Louisville, KY 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.

Louisville, KY airport overview

Kentucky’s second-busiest airport (after Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky), Louisville International Airport (SDF) is situated in the city of Louisville, in Jefferson County. The airport used to be called Standiford Field, but changed its name in 1995, hence its IATA code of SDF. Currently the airport is home to Worldport, the worldwide hub for UPS Airlines, which operates cargo planes both in the United States and internationally.

Louisville International serves more than 3 million passengers per year, with non-stop flights to major cities all over the US. The airport is home to 11 major airlines, including American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta, US Airways and Vision Airlines.

While the airport has only a modest selection of amenities and services, the Altitude: A Travelers’ Club is a premier lounge with bargain rates for day visitors. If you have a few hours to pass, check-in here for some comfort, peace and free high-speed Internet access.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Louisville?

If you book a flight to Louisville, you will be flying into Standiford Field, which is the city’s only airport. Louisville Standiford Field (SDF) is located 5.3 mi from the center of Louisville. 8 airlines have flights to Standiford Field from New York on a daily basis. Booking flights to Louisville Standiford Field should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 14 flights from New York per day.