How far is Richmond, KY from Bowling Green, KY?

Fastest route

The distance between Richmond, Kentucky, and Bowling Green, Kentucky is approximately 173 miles, and the fastest route is via Cumberland Parkway. The estimated travel time is 2 hours and 41 minutes.


  1. Head southwest on N 2nd St toward W Main St.
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto W Main St.
  3. Turn left onto Lancaster Ave.
  4. Turn right onto Eastern Bypass.
  5. Merge left to get onto I-75 S.
  6. Take exit 62 to merge onto US-25 S/Richmond St toward KY-461/Mt Vernon/US-150.
  7. Continue on US-25 S/Richmond St, then follow KY-461 S and KY-80 W to Cumberland Pkwy in Pulaski County.
  8. Merge onto Cumberland Pkwy.
  9. Use any lane to take exit 1B to merge onto I-65 S toward Bowling Green.
  10. Take exit 20 for William H. Natcher Green River Parkway/KY-9007 N toward Bowling Green/Owensboro.
  11. Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 20B, following signs for I-165 N/Owensboro, and merge onto I-165/KY-9007 N.
  12. Take exit 5 for US-68 toward Russellville/Bowling Green.
  13. Make a sharp right onto US-68 E/Russellville Rd.
  14. Arrive in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Tips & Suggestions

  • 🛣️ Make sure to follow the directions closely to stay on the designated route.
  • ⛽ Plan for fuel stops along the way, especially on longer stretches.
  • 🚗 Consider checking the traffic conditions before you start your journey for any unexpected delays.
  • 🕐 Take note that Bowling Green is in a different time zone, so adjust your clocks accordingly.
  • 🚦 Observe traffic signs and signals for a safe and smooth drive.
  • 🗺️ Carry a map or use GPS navigation to assist you during the trip.
  • 📱 Keep your mobile phone charged and easily accessible for emergency situations.

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Richmond and Bowling Green is 129.08 miles (207.74 km).

Flight distance from Richmond, KY to Bowling Green, KY is 129.08 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 19 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 17 minutes to travel from Richmond to Bowling Green with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Richmond, Kentucky to Bowling Green, Kentucky is: 164.74 miles (265.13 km) by car.

Driving from Richmond to Bowling Green will take approximately 02 hours 45 minutes.

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#1 Richmond

City in and the county seat of Madison County, Kentucky, United States

Population 36800
GPS Coordinates 37°44'52"N 84°17'41"W
Latitude 37.7478600
Longitude -84.2946500
Altitude 289
Country United States
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#2 Bowling Green

The most populous city in Warren County, Kentucky. It is located on the Barren River in central Kentucky. Bowling Green is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the National Corvette Museum and the Western Kentucky University campus.

Population 70631
GPS Coordinates 36°59'25"N 86°26'37"W
Latitude 36.9903200
Longitude -86.4436000
Altitude 161
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Richmond and Bowling Green

The distance between Richmond and Bowling Green is 265 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 56 minutes if you drive your car at an average speed of 90 kilometers / hour. For different choices, please review the avg. speed travel time table on the below.

Please keep in mind that there is a 1 hour time gap between Richmond, KY and Bowling Green, KY. The current time in Richmond is 02:43:03, although it is 01:43:03 in Bowling Green.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 05 hours 29 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 04 hours 07 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 03 hours 17 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 02 hours 44 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 02 hours 21 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 02 hours 11 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 02 hours 03 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 22.01 liters (5.81 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Richmond and Bowling Green.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Richmond to Bowling Green is $18.55 (diesel $24.45).

Kentucky gas prices.

Gasoline Mid Grade Premium Diesel
Gallon $3.19 $3.67 $4.07 $4.21
Total $18.55 $21.35 $23.64 $24.45

Take a look at our Gas Cost Calculator feature. It will figure out how much it will cost to drive this particular distance.

The average gas price (in Kentucky ) per gallon of daily gas for calculations is $3.191 (Diesel $4.206) /gallon. Last changed prices on May 24, 2024.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Richmond and Bowling Green (latitude and longitude). Cities, states, and countries each have their own regional center. The Haversine formula is used to measure the radius.

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