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There are 5 ways to get from Nashville to Kentucky Derby by bus, car or plane

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Bus Megabus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY

$19 - $31

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Bus Amtrak  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY 8255

$1 - $3

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky 1196 / ...

$24 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Nashville to Kentucky Derby 173.9 miles

$17 - $25

Fly  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Louisville (SDF) BNA - SDF

$163 - $855

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The cheapest way to get from Nashville to Kentucky Derby is to bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nashville to Kentucky Derby is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nashville to Kentucky Derby. However, there are services departing from Nashville, TN and arriving at S 3rd opp Ekstrom Library via S 1st @ W Broadway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Nashville and Kentucky Derby is 152 miles. The road distance is 173.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Kentucky Derby without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 24 min and costs $19 - $35.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Nashville to Kentucky Derby, including transfers.

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Nashville to Kentucky Derby bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Nashville, Tn station.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Kentucky Derby is to bus which takes 4 h 24 min and costs $19 - $35. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $900 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nashville Airport to Louisville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Nashville to Kentucky Derby bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville, Ky station.

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Map of how to get from Nashville to Kentucky Derby.
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  • Distance: 152.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between Nashville, TN, USA and Kentucky Derby, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Nashville to Kentucky Derby twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $29 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Nashville to Kentucky Derby hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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.

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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Nashville to Kentucky Derby is 174 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Nashville to Kentucky Derby.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Nashville Airport to Louisville Airport.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Kentucky Derby. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Nashville Airport is to line 18 bus which takes 32 min and costs $2.

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