Louisville Charter Buses

The largest city of Kentucky and home to one and a quarter million people, Louisville is famous for many things, not the least of which is being the home of the official major league baseball bat, the Louisville Slugger. The 16th most populous city in the United States, Louisville is also the home of the Churchill Downs, where the world-famous Kentucky Derby takes place each year. With a friendly culture, a thriving museum and theater scene, and a highly walkable downtown area, Louisville is a huge city with a lot to offer. Visitors looking for convenient transportation through Louisville can charter a bus from Metropolitan Shuttle.

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Transportation in and Around Louisville

If arriving in Louisville by air, visitors will arrive via the Louisville International Airport (SDF), which is served by all the major airlines in the United States. Louisville offers direct flights to and from most major hubs, including Philadelphia, Detroit, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, and Chicago. Although SDF is called an “International” airport, it no longer offers any non-stop flights outside the United States.

Travelers by car will most likely arrive via I-71 from Cleveland or Cincinnati; I-65 from Chicago, or I-64 from Lexington or St. Louis. Greyhound offers bus service to Louisville, with a depot on Muhammad Ali Blvd. in the center of town. Caution is advised if using the train station after dark. Megabus also offers service to and from Nashville, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Once in the city, visitors to Louisville can get around via the local public bus service, TARC, which operates from 6 AM to 10 PM, with tickets running approximately $1.50. Buses are only likely to be practical in the center of the city, as service to the suburbs is likely to be slow and somewhat inconvenient. Those looking to get around the city in comfort should rent a car at the airport or charter a bus from services like Metropolitan Shuttle. If traveling by car, be aware that while the city is laid out in a grid pattern, many of the older neighborhoods can be counter-intuitive and confusing to non-locals. While biking is an increasingly practical way to get around the city (with bike racks on most TARC buses and many bike lanes recently added to the city streets), a car or charter bus is still necessary for most travel in Louisville.

Louisville Airports

Louisville Regional Airport Authority

Attractions in Louisville

Louisville Mega Cavern
The Louisville Quest
Cave Hill Cemetery
Locust Grove
Churchill Downs
Bluegrass Indoor Karting
Louisville Zoo

Colleges and Universities in Louisville

University of Louisville
Bellarmine University
Spalding University
Sullivan University
Simmons College Kentucky
Jefferson Community & Technical College
Louisville Seminary

Louisville Theater and Arts

The Kentucky Center
Louisville Ballet
Louisville Orchestra
Kentucky Opera
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville Palace
Iroquois Ampitheater
Music Theatre Lousiville
Fourth Street Live!

Sports in Louisville

Louisville Bats
Louisville Lightning
River City Rovers
Kentucky Stickhorses
Kentucky Xtreme

Museums and Culture in Louisville

Kentucky Science Center
Speed Art Museum
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Kentucky Derby Museum
American Printing House for the Blind
Louisville Slugger Museum
Filson Historical Society
Thomas Merton Center
Frazier Museum
Conrad Caldwell House Museum
Muhammad Ali Center
Edison House
Louisville Visual Art Association

Louisville Convention Venues

Kentucky International Convention Center
Kentucky Exposition Center

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“The bus trip was perfect. I received many comments from the attendees about how convenient the service was for our trip. I believe during our future Yankees excursions we will use your service and keep you in mind for others. Thanks!!”

Columbia University Business School

“When the Department tasked your company to come up with drivers, vans & buses to support the G20 summit on such short notice, you not only met that challenge, but were resourceful in getting us photos and bio data needed to meet the security requirements. (We have a total of 44 drivers) with only 8 DOS drivers as well as all the vehicles needed – this is indeed an accomplishment!”

G20 Summit

“I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for the great service you gave the St. David Show Choir during our recent visit to California. The buses were always nice and prompt and the bus drivers were very courteous, We hope to use your company on future visits. Thank you again.”

St. David Arizona Show Choir

“Thank you for all of your help during the past few weeks. We couldn’t have made it through L.A. Screenings … without you!”

Sony Pictures Television International

“Thank you for your kind assistance to the Office of Homeland Security. It was a pleasure working with you.”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“I am an attorney and the coordinator for a golf trip for our firm’s clients in Birmingham.  I was recently left in a bind with another transportation company at the last minute.  I called Metropolitan and reached Nevin.  He immediately took care of me and rectified the situation – he responded to everything quickly, got everything I needed arranged, and had a great personality while doing it.  I just wanted to drop a note since customer service can be such unrewarding work as I feel that people are quicker to point out the negatives rather than the positives in this business.  Nevin did a job well done.”

Hennessy & Roach, P.C.

“Thank you, thus far, for your shuttle services from Morehouse School of Medicine to Grady Memorial Hospital. We have received numerous of compliments of vehicles as well as time efficiency. I kindly request for shuttle driver, Isaac, to frequently transport us to our locations. He is a careful and professional driver with extensive knowledge of the downtown Atlanta area as well as familiar with our time schedule and route. Again, thank you for your services.”

Morehouse School of Medicine

“Everything went off without a hitch. Your limos and buses were perfect, and very accommodating given the flexibility we needed with the rain. By all means, I won’t hesitate to call you for anything we need or refer my friends for anything they may need in the future.”

Private event

“Things went superbly; words cannot describe how amazing things went. This was my first year to act as Social Chair and put large groups like this and then move them for a night of fun. But ya’ll helped so much with finding the extra buses I needed in such a small time, I didn’t think it could be done but ya’ll proved me wrong. Andy kept me updated and helped out more than was necessary and was right on top of everything. He helped me understand what would be needed and expected and I hope that everything on our side went well. The service was great; the bus drivers introduced themselves, gave me cell phone numbers, and were very friendly to everyone that rode. Then we were off and everything ran smoothly. I cannot stress how grateful I am and how amazing the buses were, everything went better than planned. Thank you so much for the service and you went above and beyond our standards, you have a great company and we will definitely use you in the future… maybe with a little more time to spare (haha). Thank you again and if there was anything that [you] were concerned about on our part, please let me know so I can make changes in the future.”

Oklahoma State University

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support in coordinating the bus transportation for our employee meetings… As I mentioned to you when I first contacted Metropolitan, the drivers were late the last two years but this year, thanks to you, your driver Eric was at the facility earlier than the designated time. Because of this, our employees arrived at our main plant in a timely manner and the meetings started very promptly.”

Palladon Iron Corporation

“I wanted to thank and compliment you, your company, and most of all, your driver. Your response to our request for a quote was fast and efficient. You showed both courteous and professional service. We had already had scheduled and paid for our trip with another bus service when they cancelled three days prior to our service date. You got us back “on track” within hours of that cancellations at a competitive price. Your driver was exceptional. He was dressed in a well pressed suit, courteous beyond belief, and a excellent and safe driver. You have won all our future business.”

Hinsdale Cub Scouts

“I really appreciate the fact that you understood my concern about the driver being on-time. I was really worried that 2008 would be a repeat of 2006 and 2007 but thanks to you, everything went smoothly. I can assure you that I’ll call Metropolitan again in 2009. Thank you again for your outstanding work on this request. I enjoy working with people who pay attention to details and who make it a point to provide good customer service. You scored very high on both counts! Have a great day.”

Trojan Battery

“It was awesome. Our driver was exceptional and our bus exceeded expectations. Thanks for all your assistance and we will use you again in the future.”

Glazier Foods

“Your professionalism is greatly appreciated. It’s always a pleasure to work with  Metropolitan Shuttle!”

Mercury Marketing Resources, Inc.

“Thank you for the good service provided by Yvan last Saturday in NY. On time, friendly, clean bus…we shall surely recommend your company to others as the occasion arises.”

Hon. Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Illinois & Indiana

I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with our event this past weekend. The drivers were prompt and courteous and I received more than 1 compliment about them from the graduates, especially Glenn, whom the riders found very amusing.

They were fantastic at communicating with me and making sure that we were all on the same page and I am looking forwarding to booking your company for my next event.

Red Lion-Concordia University

“We had a wonderful time this weekend and it couldn’t have happened without great transportation. I had no references and got your co. from a Google Search and we were very pleased. The driver was early, the bus was nice and clean and Danny our driver was very good and personable. Based on my experience I would use Metropolitan again and recommend to my friends.”

Spread the Word Ministries

“I didn’t want the week to end without getting I touch with you to let you know in writing how satisfied we were with everything from beginning to end… your professionalism, our changes and your willingness to accommodate them. The bus was beautiful.  Mr. Thomas, our driver was fantastic.  A total professional.  Everyone raved about how wonderful he was.  How well he managed the high volume of traffic in Manhattan on the day of our trip.  He got our group here from NY to PA happy, safe and in good time… We are planning our next event and are looking at the logistics involved of shuttling guests every hour on the hour for a 24-hour period from the NJ transit station to our next locale.  We are keeping Metropolitan Shuttle at the top of our list for all our future transportation needs.”

The Shuttah Group

The service provided was excellent. We did not have any complaints with Bus that was provided or the drivers. There was a very high level of professionalism being exemplified by the office team (Chanel) and the drivers. I would highly recommend Metropolitan Shuttle to other clients. The level of service deserves 5 stars. Thanks again!

MHI Inc.