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Visiting BGSU

Bowling Green State University is located in Bowling Green, Ohio. It is a two and a half hour drive from Cleveland, about one and a half hours south of Detroit and three hours north of Cincinnati.
Map showing location of BGSU compared to major cities.
Interstate 75 borders the eastern edge of the campus; the University is located at Exit 181. U.S. Route 6 bypasses the south side of the city. Interstates 80 and 90 (the Ohio Turnpike) are only twenty minutes to the north; turnpike exit 64 provides the most direct route to the campus. Toledo Express Airport is about a forty-five minute drive northwest from campus.Map showing major highways near BGSU.


When you arrive in Bowling Green, we suggest that you stop first at the Visitor Information Center on campus. As you exit!-75, turn west onto Wooster Street entering the city of Bowling Green. Turn right at the traffic light, onto Alumni Drive. You will see the Visitor Information Center straight ahead located just south of the football stadium. The staff there will provide parking information and if needed the shuttle bus service to central campus.

Driving Directions From the east or west via the Ohio Turnpike

Use Exit 64 (Perrysburg). Follow I-75 South to Exit 181.

From the north or south via Interstate 75

Use Exit 181.

From the east or west via U.S. Route 6

Stay on U.S. 6. At the I-75 Interchange, follow I-75 north to the next exit (Exit 181).

Step-by-step driving directions from your address to BGSU are available at the following sites: Bing, Google, Yahoo!

Road Conditions

The Ohio Department of Transportation provides up-to-date information about road conditions online.

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