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There are 3 ways to get from Nashville to Louisville by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h

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

$18 - $55

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Nashville to Louisville 175.6 miles

$17 - $25

Fly  •  6h 12m

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

$163 - $855

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

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

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

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The distance between Nashville and Louisville is 156 miles. The road distance is 175.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Louisville without a car is to bus which takes 4h and costs $18 - $55.

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

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

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The best way to get from Nashville to Louisville is to bus which takes 4h and costs $18 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $900 and takes 6h 12m.

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There is no direct flight from Nashville Airport to Louisville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Nashville to Louisville.
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  • Distance: 155.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Nashville to Louisville every 3 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 4h. Megabus also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Nashville to Louisville hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Louisville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $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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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
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Louisville is 1h ahead of Nashville. It is currently 3:11 AM in Nashville and 4:11 AM in Louisville.

Yes, the driving distance between Nashville to Louisville is 176 miles. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Nashville to Louisville.

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

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Book your Nashville to Louisville bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Louisville. 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 32m and costs $2.

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