Arriving to Bowling Green
Bowling Green, Kentucky: The Classic American City
WKU is located at the top of the Hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green. It is
the third most populous city in the state of Kentucky. Additionally, Bowling Green
is a welcoming community with many things to do and see—the ideal place for you to
experience American life.
WKU is located in the Central Time Zone of the U.S. and is roughly 60 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee.
The closest airport is the Nashville International Airport (BNA). Alternatively, WKU is roughly 110 miles south of the Louisville International Airport (SDF) is roughly 110.
There are multiple transportation options from BNA to Bowling Green including car rental, Uber/Lyft and the Bowling Green Shuttle service (learn more about reserving a shuttle). An Uber/Lyft between Bowling Green & Nashville costs roughly $200-$250 each way.
There are several hotel options within both walking and driving distance to WKU. Please see three of our recommendations below:
Location: On campus, within walking distance to several restaurants and downtown Bowling Green
Transportaion: WKU’s Red Line Bus aprovides transport from Stop # 47 (the Alumni Center, next door to the Hyatt) to the Downing Student Union via Stop # 6 (Jody Richards Hall – JRH).
Reserve a room
Please see the WKU campus map for a guide on available parking.
Please see the WKU restaurant map for reference.
NEAR HYATT PLACE BOWLING GREEN
Mickey’s On Main
643 Sports Bar
1907 Gerard’s Tavern
Spencers (Coffee shop)