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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Bowling Green by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...

$85 - $166

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Megabus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Chicago, IL to Toledo

$68 - $94

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toledo, Oh 1604 / ...

$69 - $119

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Bowling Green 249.8 miles

$24 - $40

Fly  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Toledo (TOL) ORD - TOL

$127 - $355

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Bowling Green is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Bowling Green is to fly which costs $120 - $360 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Bowling Green is 209 miles. The road distance is 249.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Bowling Green without a car is to train which takes 4 h 23 min and costs $85 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Chicago to Bowling Green, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Bowling Green is to train which takes 4 h 23 min and costs $85 - $170. Alternatively, you can Megabus, which costs $65 - $95 and takes 4 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs $120 - $360 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Toledo Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Bowling Green is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 11:35 AM in Chicago and 12:35 PM in Bowling Green.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Bowling Green is 250 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from Chicago to Bowling Green.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Toledo Airport.

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  • Distance: 209.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Bowling Green, OH, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Bowling Green 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Chicago to Bowling Green 4 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toledo
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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 Chicago, Il to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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There are 35+ hotels available in Bowling Green. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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