By the numbers: Louisville’s traffic index ranking

Global tech company TomTom evaluated traffic patterns across 387 cities in 55 countries and six continents.

A street sign in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

Louisville’s average congestion level in 2023 was 15%.

Photo by Karthik R. via Unsplash

According to global tech company TomTom, travel time in Louisville by car increased in 2023. What does that mean and how does it impact you? Let’s dive into the numbers.

  • Average time spent driving 10 km (~6.2 miles) in Louisville: 10 minutes and 20 seconds
  • Busiest time to drive in the Louisville city center: Thursdays between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Busiest time to drive in the Louisville metro area: Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Louisville’s busiest day of travel in 2023: October 19 with an average time of 12 minutes to drive ~6.2 miles
  • Global traffic index ranking: 360 out of 387 cities
  • Average car speed in rush hour traffic: 33.5 mph
  • Average time lost per year in rush hour traffic: 16 hours

Eager to know what Louisville’s current traffic conditions are? Find live data here. Plus, learn more about how this data was collected.