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When you travel on Route 1 to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to fly from Los Angeles to Louisville, the flight time will be about four hours and 10 minutes. After you land, you can enjoy Louisville sights, such as the Kentucky Derby Museum, and tour Churchill Downs.
Choose from many city attractions, such as the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, the Muhammad Ali Center or the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. For outdoor activities, try the Louisville Zoo and Louisville Waterfront Park, with splash ponds, playgrounds and bike riding or walking. Shopping malls include St. Matthews or Jefferson Mall, and you can hear live concerts at the Louisville Palace. For interesting neighborhoods, go to Historic Frankfort Avenue, where you can ride a trolley car and see the Victorian homes, restaurants and shops. Fourth Street Live in the business district has street entertainment and bars for an evening of fun. Going east to Lexington on I-64, you can tour the Mary Todd-Lincoln House or enjoy horse racing at Keeneland.
After you fly from Los Angeles to Louisville and land at Louisville International Airport (SDF), you can expect winter temperatures below 50 degrees and summer temperatures above 78 degrees. Nearby hubs are at Hebron and Indianapolis, Indiana. Major routes are I-71 to Cincinnati and I-65 to Nashville, Tennessee. Of the major annual events, the Kentucky Derby Festival and Marathon are among the largest.
American Airlines flies directly from Los Angeles to Louisville, so all you have to do is kick back and relax until you reach Louisville, KY (SDF-Louisville Intl.).
The quickest flight time from Los Angeles to Louisville is around 4 hours and 8 minutes. Order your favorite tipple from the drink cart, hone your travel itinerary or listen to that podcast — you'll have the time on this medium-haul trip.
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Louisville have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Louisville without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.
To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.