Cheap flights to Louisville

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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 inJulyHigh demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£656Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from£551From London to Louisville Standiford Field
One-way from£480One-way flight from London to Louisville Standiford Field (SDF)

Cheap flights to Louisville in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SDF flights for May, June
16 May - 23 May
LHR

London Heathrow

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

1 stop

16h 55m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

17h 30m
£578

Finnair

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Deal found 14/5/22

11 Jun - 11 Jul
LHR

London Heathrow

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

1 stop

12h 35m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

12h 54m
£607

Finnair

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Deal found 13/5/22

10 Jun - 22 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

1 stop

12h 15m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

9h 50m
£607

Finnair

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Deal found 14/5/22

Louisville 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Louisville found for this year
1 Nov - 8 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

1 stop

13h 39m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

19h 34m
£551

Finnair

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Deal found 14/5/22

5 Sep - 12 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

1 stop

11h 30m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

12h 00m
£568

Finnair

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Deal found 14/5/22

5 Sep - 12 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

1 stop

12h 30m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

11h 54m
£569

Finnair

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Deal found 16/5/22

Last minute flights to Louisville

Late deals on return flights to Louisville, departing today and this week
23 May - 22 Aug
LHR

London Heathrow

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

1 stop

16h 25m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

16h 06m
£749

Finnair

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Deal found 15/5/22

23 May - 7 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

2 stops

19h 47m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

10h 10m
£758

United Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

25 May - 1 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

2 stops

18h 39m
SDF

Louisville Standiford Field

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

29h 45m
£768

United Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

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

£551

February

£583

March

£631

April

£691

May

£627

June

£667

July

£726

August

£778

September

£641

October

£638

November

£571

December

£632

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Louisville. Flying to Louisville in August 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

LON - SDF

Price

£551 - £953

SDF

Temperature

2 - 26 °C

SDF

Rainfall

79 - 135 mm

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 56 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?

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

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Louisville?

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

If you’re familiar with The Kentucky Derby, Louisville Sluggers and whisky, 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 whisky comes from Louisville. But travellers booking flights to Louisville will find there is more to this city than thoroughbreds, Babe Ruth and whisky 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 Performing Arts; and the Muhammad Ali Center, a museum and cultural-educational centre dedicated to the boxing champion and Louisville native.

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

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 from December to February, allowing for winter sports fun. Winter temperatures range from -2 to +6 degrees and in the summer they vary between 18 and 30 degrees.

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 accommodation offers. Taxis are easy to catch and there are many well-marked bike lanes in the centre of town. 

What is good to know if travelling to Louisville?

The Kentucky Derby may be the “most exciting two minutes in sports,” but be ready for more than just the races during your Kentucky Derby holiday.  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 $US 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 centre was built to encourage eco-friendly environments and it 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 whisky 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 airport overview

Kentucky’s second-busiest airport (after Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky), Louisville International Airport 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 three 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?

Most people fly into Louisville Standiford Field (SDF) if they book a flight to Louisville. Standiford Field is conveniently located just 5.3 mi from Louisville’s city center.