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All the Places You Can Visit from Louisville for Less Than $20

Cheap bus and train travel from Louisville.

There are 10 destinations that you can reach by bus or train from Louisville for less than $20. What’s even better is that, for half of them, you can score $1 tickets!

Whether you’re in need of a day trip or a week-long getaway, you can travel for cheap from Louisville to popular destinations like Nashville, Atlanta, and Indianapolis. You can also get to Chicago for just a buck. If that’s where you’re headed, make sure to check out our ultimate Chicago travel guide for a variety of fun attractions to check out while you’re there.

To discover more exciting destinations from Louisville, try our Explore search tool and score the best travel deals based on your budget.


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Louisville to Atlanta $15.10


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Louisville to Chicago $13.02


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Louisville to Corydon $11.00
Louisville to Indianapolis $11.91
Louisville to Orleans $19.00


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Louisville to Frankfort $17.00


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Louisville to Chattanooga $11.50
Louisville to Nashville $8.23

What is Cheapest Average Price?

The cheapest average price is the average amount of all of the cheapest bus or train prices available on Wanderu for a certain route over a 30-day period.

Bus and train carriers utilize what is known as dynamic pricing to determine ticket prices. That means that when a specific trip goes on sale (usually within four to six weeks prior to the trip date), tickets for that particular bus or train start at a certain low price and then get more expensive the more tickets are sold for that trip.

The cheapest average price may vary according to availability and carrier changes.

How to score the $1 deals

For certain routes, some bus carriers offer a starting ticket price of $1. That’s usually the price for the first couple of bookings for a bus that was just released for sale. Therefore, the earlier you book your trip, the higher chance you have of scoring a $1 deal.

However, if a bus sells out and the carrier decides to add another bus for the same date and time to meet the high demand, then the pricing cycle is reset, giving you the chance to score a $1 ticket at the last minute.

At Wanderu, we always bring you the best available deals out there and we’ve got even more tips to help you score really cheap bus tickets.

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About the author
Jill Schwartz

Jill Schwartz

Jillian has lived in Massachusetts her whole life, but that doesn’t stop her from traveling to other parts of the world. While her most exciting memories have been in France and Belize, her favorite place to go is anywhere with a beach!

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