There are 8 ways to get from Nashville to Lexington by bus, car or plane

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

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 37 min

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

$67 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus Amtrak  •  10 h 11 min

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

$23 - $29

6 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 to Lexington  •  7 h 36 min

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

$168 - $858

Fly to Covington, bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Covington (CVG) BNA - CVG
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$170 - $778

Fly to Louisville, bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Louisville (SDF) BNA - SDF
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY

$215 - $920

Fly to Columbus, bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Columbus (CMH) BNA - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$215 - $819

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nashville to Lexington is to bus which costs $22 - $29 and takes 10 h 11 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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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Nashville to Lexington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nashville to Lexington. However, there are services departing from Nashville, TN and arriving at Centre Parkway @ 1349 via Louisville, KY, Walmart @ Northpark, Stanton Way @ Shell Service Station and Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 11 min.

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

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Lexington is 1 h ahead of Nashville. It is currently 1:19 PM in Nashville and 2:19 PM in Lexington.

Map of how to get from Nashville to Lexington.
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  • Distance: 180 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 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 37 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Nashville to Lexington hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Nashville to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 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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Contact Details
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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