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There are 7 ways to get from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  15h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Detroit, Mi 4593 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Bowling Green, Ky 1101 / ...

$84 - $117

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Train, night bus  •  16h 51m

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
  3. Take the night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
  4. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$131 - $189

Bus via Indianapolis  •  17h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo
  2. Take the bus from Kalamazoo, MI to Indianapolis, IN
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH
  4. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Bowling Green, Ky

$100 - $177

Drive  •  8h 26m

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green 483.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Grand Rapids, night bus  •  9h 1m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Nashville (BNA) GRR - BNA
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$231 - $1,142

Train to Chicago Midway, fly, night bus  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Nashville (BNA) MDW - BNA
  3. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$214 - $690

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly, night bus  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Nashville (BNA) ORD - BNA
  3. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$194 - $531

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 26m.

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The distance between Grand Rapids and Bowling Green is 417 miles. The road distance is 483.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green without a car is to bus which takes 15h 27m and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 15h 27m to get from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Grand Rapids Airport to Nashville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Bowling Green is 1h behind Grand Rapids. It is currently 5:52 AM in Grand Rapids and 4:52 AM in Bowling Green.

Yes, the driving distance between Grand Rapids to Bowling Green is 483 miles. It takes approximately 8h 26m to drive from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green.

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

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There are 42+ hotels available in Bowling Green. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 417.2 miles
  • Duration: 15h 27m

What companies run services between Grand Rapids, MI, USA and Bowling Green, KY, USA?

You can take a bus from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green via Detroit, Mi and Bowling Green, Ky in around 15h 27m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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 Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $120
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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