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Travel to Louisville

Trip to Louisville

Open yourself up to the Gateway to the South. Brimming with Southern and Midwestern culture, Louisville offers a culturally rich and vibrant city with many attractions. Come for the famous horse races such as the Kentucky Derby, the parks, like beautiful Waterfront Park, or the multiple shopping districts downtown. Our bus to Louisville drops you off nearby downtown, so you'll be nearby museums, restaurants, and amazing sights. Practice your Louisville pronunciation and book your bus to Louisville today!

Top 5 things to do on an Louisville trip

  1. Visit the Louisville Slugger Museum
  2. Catch a race in Churchill Downs
  3. See the Kentucky Derby Museum
  4. Tour Old Louisville's architecture
  5. Check out Ashland Park

Get ready for race time, as Louisville is home to the famous Kentucky Derby. In addition, Lousville is the largest city in Kentucky and a one-of-a-kind location with much to see and do.

Travel to Louisville provides you with a lively and exciting downtown area with plenty to see and do within walking distance.

If you’ve never been to Louisville, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.

Throughout Louisville, you’ll be able to marvel at historic architecture in Old Louisville, have the tough decision of choosing where to eat, visit museums, and much more.

We’ll try to help simplify your travel to Louisville by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!

Transportation options in Louisville

Our bus to Louisville takes you to East Broadway, under the I-65 overpass between S. 1st Street and S. Brook Street.

A few of our most popular routes in Louisville include:

Upon your arrival, getting around on your Louisville trip will be a breeze.

Downtown Louisville and its neighboring areas are extremely walkable and offers public transportation via the TARC.

In addition, taxis and ride shares make up a major presence in Louisville.

Learn more about Megabus' top bus routes.

Best places to stay in Louisville

After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Louisville is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.

There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a trip to Louisville accessible for any traveler.

The most lavish hotels in Louisville would be the Seelbach Hilton Hotel or the Brown Hotel, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.

Alternatively, many hotels such as the Comfort Suites, Motel 6, or other rentals are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Louisville.

Nightlife in Louisville

There’s more action than just on the Churchill Downs track. Come nightfall, Louisville truly comes alive. There are so many bars and clubs in downtown Louisville that it may be hard to stay in one place.

If you’re looking for lively nightlife while on your travel to Louisville, head to 4th Street, where you'll find plenty of bars and microbreweries such as Bluegrass Brewing Company and Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge.

Another great spot for late night drinks on your trip to Louisville is Lilly's Bistro.

For live music fans, the Headliners Music Hall is an outstanding venue to round out your Louisville trip.

Where to shop on your Louisville trip

There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city, whether you’re seeking retail therapy or a Louisville slugger bat.

Downtown Louisville is home to many shopping areas and there are plenty of malls nearby such as the Jefferson Mall and the Paddock Shops.

The Highlands shopping district offers an eclectic look of Louisville with active streets filled with art galleries, restaurants, boutique shops, and coffee houses.

Best free things to do in Louisville

  1. Louisville Waterfront Park
  2. Old Louisville
  3. 21C Museum Hotel Art Gallery
  4. Louisville Nature Center
  5. Jeffersontown Historical Museum

Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their travel to Louisville.

One of the greatest reasons to travel Louisville is that many of the museums and outdoor attractions are of no cost to you. 

Totally free, you owe yourself a walk through Louisville Waterfront Park for a scenic view of the different sides of Louisville.

You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Louisville by walking down 4th street or seeing the architecture in Old Louisville.

Benefits of taking bus travel to Louisville

  • reserved seating
  • fares starting at just $1*

When booking travel to Louisville, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.

Look no further, because Megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Louisville, with fares as low as $1*.

With the money you save on bus tickets to Louisville, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming Louisville trip.

Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your trip to Louisville.

This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Louisville.

On your travel to Louisville, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, and reclining seats.

So if you’re planning on taking a trip to Louisville, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.