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Cincinnati to Louisville bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$27.93
Fastest time1h 40m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from Cincinnati to Louisville

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AugAug

Monthly average prices

$66$53$40$27$13SONDJFMAMJJA

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Cincinnati to Louisville right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Cincinnati to Louisville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $30.59 was the low point for bus fares from Cincinnati to Louisville. Buses from Louisville to Cincinnati are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $30.59 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $24.72 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 89 miles (144 kilometers) from Cincinnati, OH to Louisville, KY. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 40 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Cincinnati to Louisville for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cincinnati?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cincinnati to Louisville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Cincinnati to Louisville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cincinnati to Louisville; ticket prices start at $58.51.

What bus companies travel from Cincinnati to Louisville?

There is one bus company that operates from Cincinnati to Louisville. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound43h 9m$37.91

Where does the bus leave from in Cincinnati?

Most buses depart from the main station in Cincinnati, Ohio:

  • Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Louisville?

All buses from Cincinnati arrive at one main station in Louisville, Kentucky:

  • Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd

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