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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Louisville to Columbus. Traveling by bus from Louisville to Columbus usually takes around 5 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance189 mi (305 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price$35.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Louisville to Columbus

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Xasaanow

June 1, 2019- Business

Greyhound

Pros: Everything was fine no problem at all. Cons: Outlet charging not working all bus my cellphone dead i have weit until Columbus that was not good this is America look like third world countries bus really experience thanks. Tips: No go get experience.

How much is a bus ticket from Louisville to Columbus?

Bus tickets for a trip from Louisville to Columbus cost $42.41 on average. Tickets cheaper than $42.41 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 Columbus are expected to cost between $39 and $72 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Columbus within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $43. 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 Columbus is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $44. If you're planning to take the bus from Louisville to Columbus during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $60. 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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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 24 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $84.62 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Louisville to Columbus?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Louisville to Columbus that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines47h 1m$61.61
Greyhound45h 24m$59.07
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Louisville to Columbus from $54. There are 4 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Louisville to Columbus and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Columbus. In Louisville, Barons Bus Lines departs to Columbus from Louisville Bus Station . In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Columbus and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Louisville to Columbus takes 7 hours and 1 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Columbus in 4 hours and 0 minutes .

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

  • 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 4 bus trips from Louisville to Columbus every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 24 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Columbus usually start from $36.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 189 miles from Louisville to Columbus. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours. 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Louisville to Columbus, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Louisville to Columbus 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.

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.

Columbus

Brimming with life and cultural events, Columbus is the affordable destination of your dreams! Featuring a budding art scene, Columbus attracts art lovers through the exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Arts where children and adults alike can indulge in thought-provoking artworks. Fans of sports should not miss out on a baseball game at Huntington Park, which offers reasonably-priced tickets; it is also rarely crowded. For those who simply want to stroll about, the German Village offers a quaint and scenic view rarely seen elsewhere.

As the sun goes down, dig deeper into the German heritage of Columbus by enjoying a traditional schnitzel dish at the Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus. When you are looking for a quick snack, Bodega serves some of the best sandwiches in town, and there are up to 47 varieties of craft beers for you to choose from.

Columbus’ busiest bus station is located on E Town St., and it offers intercity bus trips to Cleveland, Chicago, New York and many other cities. The Columbus Union Station was the first union station ever built, and it’s served by Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited train lines. The local airport, the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, is located on the east side of the city, 6 miles east of Downtown. It provides access to 31 other airports.

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 Columbus?

Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St  - CMHGLI2-0

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Main arrival station: Columbus, OH (Bus Station)

The Bus Terminal at 111 E Town St is Columbus’ hub for intercity bus service on a variety of carriers including Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Miller Transportation, Barons Bus Lines, and Amtrak Thruway. Conveniently located in downtown Columbus, the station’s area features several parking lots, hotels, and fast food restaurants. The waiting area within the station building includes restrooms, vending machines, and even arcade-style games if you’re prone to boredom while waiting for the bus. From this station, you can travel to destinations including Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York.

All bus stations in Columbus:

  • Columbus, OH (Bus Station)

  • Ohio State University

  • 100 E Rich St

  • Columbus

  • Columbus (Airport)

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