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Other ways to get from Louisville to Cleveland

There are usually 1 daily train trips available from Louisville to Cleveland.

Bus
Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$62.34
Avg. Price
$178.13
Daily Trips
Daily Trips
3
Daily Trips
1
Duration
Duration
10h 6m
Duration
19h 36m
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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Louisville to Cleveland. Traveling by bus from Louisville to Cleveland usually takes around 9 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance311 mi (500 km)
Shortest duration7h 10m
Cheapest price$40.48
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Louisville to Cleveland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Louisville to Cleveland cost $45.62 on average. Tickets cheaper than $45.62 are an excellent bargain. 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

$75$50$25JulJul

Bus tickets from Louisville to Cleveland are expected to cost between $43 and $69 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Cleveland within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $44. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Louisville to Cleveland is usually cheapest in July, when the average ticket price is only $52. If you're planning to take the bus from Louisville to Cleveland during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $59. 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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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 25 days in advance to save $64.23 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Louisville to Cleveland?

There are 3 bus lines from Louisville to Cleveland available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Greyhound offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines410h 9m$89.46
FlixBus US116h 40m$92.89
Greyhound29h 15m$57.33
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Louisville to Cleveland from $85. There are 4 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Louisville to Cleveland and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Cleveland. In Louisville, Barons Bus Lines departs to Cleveland from Louisville Bus Station . In Cleveland, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave .

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Louisville to Cleveland takes 10 hours and 9 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cleveland in 7 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Cleveland.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Louisville to Cleveland, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 2 bus trips from Louisville to Cleveland every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Cleveland usually start from $40.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 311 miles from Louisville to Cleveland. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Louisville to Cleveland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Louisville to Cleveland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Louisville to Cleveland; ticket prices start at $140.00.

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.

Cleveland

An industrial powerhouse in the past eras, Cleveland offers to the world more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. Unlike most other big cities, Cleveland still retains its quaint small-town feel, especially as you wander around the Cleveland Metroparks, a system of 21,000 acres of pure nature. For nature lovers, the Cleveland Botanical Garden provides a treasure trove of botanical knowledge and rare plant species. Another must-not-miss spot is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which features exhibitions on the greatest legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.

For foodies, Cleveland truly is a mecca. The city boasts an array of top chefs and high-class establishments that can bring you an unforgettable experience. For authentic American classics, Sylman’s Deli has everything you need. If you are looking for a more diverse option, head to Momocho for some mouth-watering Mexican indulgences.

Cleveland’s main bus station is located just behind the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in the Theater District. The local Amtrak train station is also located downtown not too far from the bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which sits 9 miles southwest of Downtown and is located next to the Glenn Research Center.

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 Cleveland?

Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave  - CLEGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

Cleveland’s Bus Terminal at 1465 Chester Ave opened in 1948 amid wide celebration for its unique Streamline Moderne design. The aerodynamic architectural style, typical of Greyhound’s stations in big cities across the country, landed this station in the US National Register of Historic Places. Although the station was opened for Greyhound service, today, the station also serves Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, and Jefferson Lines. Vending machines and a snack bar in the station give you a chance to fuel up or take a short walk to one of several nearby cafés. The station sits in the heart of downtown Cleveland, and the Amtrak station is only 1 mile away.

All bus stations in Cleveland:

  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

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