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There are 2 ways to get from Athens to Lexington by bus or car

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Bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens, OH - Ohio U. to Cincinnati, OH 0001 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky 1109 / ...

$51 - $109

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Lexington 207.8 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Lexington is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Lexington is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The distance between Athens and Lexington is 159 miles. The road distance is 207.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Athens to Lexington without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 13 min and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Athens to Lexington, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Lexington is 208 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to drive from Athens to Lexington.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Lexington. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 159.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Athens, OH, USA and Lexington, KY, USA?

You can take a bus from Athens to Lexington via Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati, Oh, and Lexington, Ky in around 6 h 13 min.

Bus operators
Lakefront Lines
Website
webstore.lakefrontlines.com
Bus from Athens, OH - Ohio U. to Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
lakefrontlines.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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