How to get from Nashville to Louisville

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Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h

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

$18 - $55

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Nashville to Louisville 175.6 miles

$17 - $25

Fly  •  5 h 59 min

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

$167 - $859

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Nashville to Louisville every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Nashville to Louisville hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nashville and Louisville is 249 km. The road distance is 281 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nashville to Louisville is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 2 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Nashville to Louisville is to drive which takes 2 h 53 min and costs $17 - $25.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nashville, Tn and arriving at Louisville, Ky. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

The bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky takes 4 h including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.