There are 4 ways to get from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park by bus, car or car ferry

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Bus, drive, car ferry  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
  2. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky
  3. Drive from Bowling Green, Ky to Mammoth Cave
  4. Take the car ferry from Mammoth Cave to Mammoth Cave

$39 - $89

Cheapest option

Line 18 bus, drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 18 bus from W Jefferson @ S 5th to Watson Lane Loop 18
  2. Drive from Watson Lane Loop to Mammoth Cave National Park

$9 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus, drive, car ferry via Cincinnati, Oh  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Bowling Green, Ky
  3. Drive from Bowling Green, Ky to Mammoth Cave
  4. Take the car ferry from Mammoth Cave to Mammoth Cave

$44 - $102

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park 92.2 miles

$9 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Louisville and Mammoth Cave National Park is 76 miles. The road distance is 92.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park, including transfers.

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Mammoth Cave National Park is 1 h behind Louisville. It is currently 8:37 AM in Louisville and 7:37 AM in Mammoth Cave National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Mammoth Cave National Park. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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  • Distance: 76.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Louisville, KY, USA and Mammoth Cave National Park, KY, USA?

There is no direct connection from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park. However, you can take the bus to Nashville, Tn, take the bus to Bowling Green, Ky, take the drive to Mammoth Cave, take the car ferry to Mammoth Cave, then take the drive to Mammoth Cave National Park. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Cincinnati, Oh, take the bus to Bowling Green, Ky, take the drive to Mammoth Cave, take the car ferry to Mammoth Cave, then take the drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Ferry operators
National Parks Shuttle Bus
Website
nps.gov
Car ferry from Mammoth Cave to Mammoth Cave
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
nps.gov

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