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.

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Louisville (SDF) MDW - SDF

$153 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky 1123 / ...

$29 - $80

3 alternative options

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Louisville (SDF) ORD - SDF

$103 - $238

Train, bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$53 - $121

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Louisville 296.3 miles

$29 - $45

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

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Louisville is to fly which costs $150 - $250 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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

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The distance between Chicago and Louisville is 271 miles. The road distance is 296.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Louisville without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $29 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Chicago to Louisville, including transfers.

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Chicago to Louisville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Louisville is to fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $150 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $80 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Louisville.
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  • Distance: 270.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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 8 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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
Once 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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com

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