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Chicago to Louisville bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$6.64
Fastest time5h 50m
Trips per day22
bus carriers5
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Overall score for Chicago to Louisville
5.0
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Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
3.5
Value
3.5
Condition
4.0

How much does a bus ticket from Chicago to Louisville cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to Louisville were $43.95.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Chicago to Louisville is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 5 days out, tickets are on average $17.11 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Chicago to Louisville?

The distance between Chicago and Louisville is approximately 269.46 miles, or 433.55 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 7 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What's the best day to take the bus from Chicago to Louisville?

If you want to avoid a crowded bus, Sunday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for buses from Chicago to Louisville.

In contrast, the busiest bus day of the week is usually Wednesday. If you are planning to book travel for Wednesday, make sure to book your bus tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual.

Which bus should you take from Chicago to Louisville?

Typically there are 22 scheduled buses per day. 5 bus companies serve the route from Chicago to Louisville.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to Louisville, with an average of 13 trips per day and 274 monthly trips.

Of the 22 trips there are 17 trips that are direct connections to Louisville.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Chicago to Louisville starts at $70.39.

5 carriers offer Chicago to Louisville bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Louisville from $25.23. There are 13 Greyhound schedules from Chicago to Louisville and you can expect on average to pay $36.07 for a Greyhound ticket to Louisville. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Louisville from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations. In Louisville, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Louisville takes 7 hours and 39 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Louisville in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 13 trips per day and you could expect to pay $40.36 for a weekend getaway trip to Louisville.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 39m
Avg. Price
$36.07

Megabus

Book Megabus from Chicago to Louisville from $6.64. There are 1 Megabus schedules from Chicago to Louisville and you can expect on average to pay $30.74 for a Megabus ticket to Louisville. In Chicago, Megabus departs to Louisville from W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St and no other station. In Louisville, Megabus arrives at W Muhammad Ali Blvd & S 7th Street and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Chicago to Louisville takes 6 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Louisville in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $38.12 for a weekend getaway trip to Louisville.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 24m
Avg. Price
$30.74

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Chicago to Louisville from $22.58. There are 2 Miller Transportation schedules from Chicago to Louisville and you can expect on average to pay $52.39 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Louisville. In Chicago, Miller Transportation departs to Louisville from Dan Ryan Bus Station and 1 other station. In Louisville, Miller Transportation arrives at Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd and no other station.

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Chicago to Louisville takes 7 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Louisville in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $54.25 for a weekend getaway trip to Louisville.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 45m
Avg. Price
$52.39

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Chicago to Louisville from $85.00. There are 3 Amtrak Thruway schedules from Chicago to Louisville and you can expect on average to pay $85.00 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Louisville. In Chicago, Amtrak Thruway departs to Louisville from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Louisville, Amtrak Thruway arrives at Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Chicago to Louisville takes 7 hours and 27 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Louisville in 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $85.00 for a weekend getaway trip to Louisville.

Restroom
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 27m
Avg. Price
$85.00

OurBus

Book OurBus from Chicago to Louisville from $46.48. There are 1 OurBus schedules from Chicago to Louisville and you can expect on average to pay $46.48 for a OurBus ticket to Louisville. In Chicago, OurBus departs to Louisville from Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St and no other station. In Louisville, OurBus arrives at Down the street from 300 S 3rd St and no other station.

An average trip on OurBus from Chicago to Louisville takes 5 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $46.48 for a weekend getaway trip to Louisville.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
5h 50m
Avg. Price
$46.48

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 6 stations that have bus departures from Chicago. Most bus trips to Louisville will depart from:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St
Bus trips arrive in Louisville at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Louisville for trips arriving from Chicago:
  • Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
  • W Muhammad Ali Blvd & S 7th Street
  • Down the street from 300 S 3rd St