Travel from Chicago to Columbus-OH-USA

Bus or fly from Chicago to Columbus?

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Columbus 4 times a day. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Chicago to Columbus twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Travel Guides

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How to get from Chicago to Columbus

ModeDurationPrice
From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Columbus airport, then bus to Columbus.2 h 49 min$237
From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Columbus airport, then bus to Columbus.3 h 16 min$228
From Chicago, IL bus to Columbus, OH.8 h 35 min$46
From Van Buren St. train to South Bend, IN then bus to Columbus, OH.9 h 45 min$78
From Van Buren St. train to Gary, IN then bus to Columbus, OH.10 h 31 min$56
From Chicago drive to Columbus.5 h 54 min$42

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Columbus?

It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Chicago to Columbus, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Columbus?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Columbus, OH. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

Operators from Chicago to Columbus

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Chicago Transit (CTA)Chicago Transit (CTA)
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Lakefront LinesLakefront Lines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Hoosier RideHoosier Ride
South Shore Line+1 219-926-5744South Shore Line
Barons BusBarons Bus