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Louisville - Cincinnati Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Louisville to Cincinnati. Traveling by bus from Louisville to Cincinnati usually takes around 3 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance89 mi (144 km)
Shortest duration1h 35m
Cheapest price$36.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBarons Bus Lines
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Louisville to Cincinnati?

Bus tickets for a trip from Louisville to Cincinnati cost $36.00 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from Louisville to Cincinnati are expected to cost between $36 and $36 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Cincinnati within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $36. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Louisville to Cincinnati is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $27. If you're planning to take the bus from Louisville to Cincinnati during December, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $36. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Booking in advance is the best way to find affordable prices and save money on your trip.

What bus companies travel from Louisville to Cincinnati?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Louisville to Cincinnati. Barons Bus Lines is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines23h 33m$36.01
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Louisville to Cincinnati from $36. There are 2 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Louisville to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Cincinnati. In Louisville, Barons Bus Lines departs to Cincinnati from Louisville Bus Station . In Cincinnati, Barons Bus Lines arrives at 109 Seventh St W and one other station.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Louisville to Cincinnati takes 3 hours and 33 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cincinnati in 1 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Cincinnati.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 89 miles from Louisville to Cincinnati. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 35 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Cincinnati. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00am. To see the times for all buses from Louisville to Cincinnati, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Louisville to Cincinnati. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Louisville to Cincinnati; ticket prices start at $78.00.

City Information

Louisville

A mecca for fans of sports, Louisville holds the honor of being the birthplace of many sports legends. Even non-sports fans should not miss out on the Muhammad Ali Center, where tourists can learn more about the life and legacy of the legendary boxer. Aside from permanent galleries dedicated to the boxer himself, the museum also features temporary exhibitions on topics such as race and gender equality. Another top highlight from the city is Churchill Downs, where the famous Kentucky Derby is hosted. Contrary to what people might imagine, the racing track is actually quite idyllic, and if there is one place you must visit in Louisville, this is probably the one. If you are looking for a unique experience, head towards the Louisville Mega Cavern. This cavern system was created out of a 19th-century limestone quarry and it features the world’s only underground zip line course.

Three things dominate the food scene in Louisville: barbecue, bourbon, and mint juleps. Some local favorites are Mark’s Feed Store and Feast BBQ. If you are looking for the finest bourbon, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is certainly a good call.

The central bus station in Louisville is the Bus Terminal on W Muhammad Ali Blvd, connecting the city with near and far destinations such as Cincinnati, Chicago and Nashville. There are no train tracks that run through the city. However, the city is still a part of Amtrak’s network via the carrier’s Thruway bus line. The Louisville International Airport fulfills air services for the city.

Cincinnati

A city famous for its idyllic beauty and quaint quarters, Cincinnati is the destination for tourists who wish to stay away from a large crowd. On a bright sunny day in Cincinnati, head over to Eden Park. Encompassing over 183 acres of green space and tree groves, the park lives up to its name, and there are some scenic ponds where you can unwind as well as take a few amazing pictures. Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum might sound like a scary place to visit, but its tranquility and amazing landscape design, which was ahead of its time, will make it worth the while to check it out. For those who still crave some liveliness, watching a game at the Great American Ball Park, home of the oldest professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, will be an unforgettable experience.

Cincinnati features a very diverse food scene in spite of its German roots. If you are looking to try out some refreshing Mediterranean dishes, head over to Abigail Street, one of the local favorites. For authentic German dishes, the door at Mecklenburg Gardens welcomes you.

There’s not a central bus station in the city, as each of the different bus carriers serving Cincinnati operates out of a different location. The principal Amtrak train station is the Union Terminal on Western Ave. Cincinnati is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal line. The city’s main airport is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which is located in Hebron, Kentucky.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Louisville?

Main departure station: Louisville Bus Station

The Louisville Bus Terminal, located at 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, serves interstate Greyhound bus services. The station is equipped with restrooms, vending machines, and indoor seating. The station also has an adjoining cafeteria in case vending machine snacks aren't enough to satisfy your hunger. In addition, there is also a customer service and ticket kiosk where station staff can answer any questions you may have. The station is located in Downtown Louisville, only a short walk from the city's most exciting amenities and several nearby restaurants and convenience stores.

All bus stations in Louisville:

  • Louisville Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Cincinnati?

Main arrival station: 109 Seventh St W

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Cincinnati.

All bus stations in Cincinnati:

  • 109 Seventh St W

  • University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St

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