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

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Bus Megabus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY Evansville / ...

$67 - $92

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Bus Amtrak  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY 8255
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY Evansville / ...

$49 - $61

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky 1196 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY Evansville / ...

$71 - $114

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Nashville to Lexington 217.6 miles

$21 - $35

Fly  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Lexington (LEX) BNA - LEX

$192 - $892

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The cheapest way to get from Nashville to Lexington is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nashville to Lexington is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Nashville and Lexington is 180 miles. The road distance is 217.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Lexington without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $65 - $95.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Nashville to Lexington, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Lexington is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $65 - $95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $190 - $900 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nashville Airport to Lexington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Lexington is 1 h ahead of Nashville. It is currently 10:55 AM in Nashville and 11:55 AM in Lexington.

Yes, the driving distance between Nashville to Lexington is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from Nashville to Lexington.

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

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  • Distance: 180 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between Nashville, TN, USA and Lexington, KY, USA?

You can take a bus from Nashville to Lexington via Louisville, KY, E Broadway @ S Brook, W Broadway @ 5th, Louisville, KY, and Lexington, KY in around 6 h 35 min. Alternatively, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Nashville to Lexington hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
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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There are 76+ hotels available in Lexington. Prices start at $64 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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