There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Louisville by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Chicago Midway  •  3 h 39 min

  1. MDW - SDF

$153 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. 1123 / ...

$29 - $80

3 alternative options

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 7 min

  1. ORD - SDF

$103 - $238

Train, bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Hoosier State / ...

$53 - $121

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. 296.3 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Louisville is 433 km. The road distance is 474 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Louisville is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Louisville is to fly which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $150 - $250.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Louisville, Ky. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Chicago to Louisville, including transfers.

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Louisville, KY, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Louisville 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Louisville every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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