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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Grand Rapids, night bus  •  7h 42m

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

$92 - $483

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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 / ...

$85 - $123

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Train to Chicago Midway, fly, night bus  •  11h 7m

  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

$130 - $892

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly, night bus  •  11h 19m

  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

$110 - $452

Bus via Cincinnati  •  16h 18m

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

$110 - $157

Train, night bus, bus  •  17h 6m

  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 bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$133 - $190

Drive  •  8h 26m

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green 483.5 miles

$45 - $70

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Questions & Answers

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 fly and night bus which costs $90 - $490 and takes 7h 42m.

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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 $85 - $130.

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It takes approximately 7h 42m to get from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Grand Rapids Airport to Nashville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 29m.

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Bowling Green is 1h behind Grand Rapids. It is currently 7:46 PM in Grand Rapids and 6:46 PM 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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Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Grand Rapids Airport to Nashville Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Bowling Green. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Grand Rapids to Bowling Green.
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  • Distance: 417.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 42m

What companies run services between Grand Rapids, Kent County, 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 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $45
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 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $120
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Amtrak Thruway

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com

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