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Journey Information

Chicago to Louisville coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£13.34
Shortest Duration5h 55m
Trips per day11
Coach lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Chicago 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from Chicago to Louisville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £32.24 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to Louisville. Coaches from Louisville to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £32.24 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 2 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £2.01 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 7 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 269 miles (433 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Chicago?

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to Louisville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to Louisville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to Louisville; ticket prices start at £42.37.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to Louisville?

There are 3 coach lines from Chicago, Illinois to Louisville, Kentucky. With 7 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway27h 20m£50.22
Greyhound78h 3m£24.73
Miller Transportation27h 51m£36.82

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Most coaches depart from the main station in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Where does the coach arrive in Louisville?

All coaches from Chicago arrive at one main station in Louisville, Kentucky:

  • Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd

Price trends for coaches from Chicago to Louisville

Average prices by travel date

£47£31£16OctNov

Monthly average prices

£39£31£24£16£8NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

£59£47£35£24£123020100

coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY
5.0
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
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

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0

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