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There are 8 ways to get from South Bend to Bowling Green by train, night bus, bus, car or plane

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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Train, night bus, bus  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
  2. Take the night bus from Toledo, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Bowling Green, Ky

$96 - $141

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Bus  •  11h 57m

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Bowling Green, Ky 1101 / ...

$65 - $123

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Bus via Wakarusa, IN  •  13h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Wakarusa, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Bowling Green, Ky 1101 / ...

$78 - $134

Drive  •  6h 37m

  1. Drive from South Bend to Bowling Green 369 miles

$35 - $55

Fly South Bend to Nashville, night bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Nashville (BNA) SBN - BNA
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$278 - $1,253

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Evansville, drive  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Evansville (EVV) ORD - EVV
  3. Drive from Evansville to Bowling Green

$200 - $710

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Nashville, night bus  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak 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

$206 - $680

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Nashville, night bus  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak 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

$186 - $521

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Bowling Green is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Bowling Green is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 37m.

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The distance between South Bend and Bowling Green is 326 miles. The road distance is 369 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Bowling Green without a car is to train and night bus and bus which takes 11h 52m and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 11h 52m to get from South Bend to Bowling Green, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Nashville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Bowling Green is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 7:53 PM in South Bend and 6:53 PM in Bowling Green.

Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Bowling Green is 369 miles. It takes approximately 6h 37m to drive from South Bend to Bowling Green.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from South Bend Airport to Nashville Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Bowling Green. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 326.3 miles
  • Duration: 11h 52m

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Bowling Green, KY, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Bowling Green via Dayton Trotwood, OH, Dayton Trotwood, Oh, and Bowling Green, Ky in around 11h 57m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Nashville via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Evansville
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Nashville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Nashville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Evansville
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Nashville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Nashville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
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 South Bend Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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 Toledo, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
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
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
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

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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $10 - $15.

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