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Journey Information

Nashville to Louisville bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration2h 55m
Trips per day4
Bus lines3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Nashville to Louisville
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
July 7, 2019Visiting friends
It was quite comfortable mainly becuaseI had an extra seat
1. There was no WiFi and the driver did not knew anything about it which was a bummer because I wanted to work on my laptop. 2. It was kind of cold in the bus.
Brink a blanket with you and not every bus would have a WiFi and the WiFi is most of the times so slow that you would rather not use it or bring your own.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Nashville 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Nashville to Louisville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $11.28 was the low point for bus fares from Nashville to Louisville. Buses from Louisville to Nashville are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $11.28 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $27.55 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 155 miles (249 kilometers) from Nashville to Louisville. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 55 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 Nashville 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Nashville?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Nashville 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 Nashville to Louisville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Nashville to Louisville?

There are 3 bus lines from Nashville to Louisville. With 5 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound53h 11m$28.11
Megabus23h 18m$14.35
Tornado Bus15h 50m$55.59

Where does the bus leave from in Nashville?

Buses to Louisville leave from multiple locations in Nashville, Tennessee. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S
  • 111 N 1st Street
  • 4031 Nolensville Pike

Where does the bus arrive in Louisville?

Buses arrive in Louisville at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Louisville, Kentucky:

  • Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
  • W Muhammad Ali Blvd & S 7th Street
  • 5215 Preston Hwy

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