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There are 10 ways to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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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Fly from Albany  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Columbus (CMH) ALB - CMH

$144 - $770

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  14 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1537 / ...

$70 - $175

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Train to New York La Guardia, fly  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Columbus (CMH) LGA - CMH

$162 - $695

Train to Newark, fly  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Columbus (CMH) EWR - CMH

$213 - $653

Train to New York JFK, fly  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Columbus (CMH) JFK - CMH

$186 - $694

Train, night bus  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 4387

$96 - $250

Train, bus via Superior Av & E 26Th St  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1537 / ...

$96 - $250

Bus Barons Bus  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Buffalo, NY Albany
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH Buffalo

$76 - $156

Train, bus  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1097 / ...

$106 - $285

Drive  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus 614.5 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus is to fly which costs $140 - $800 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 27 min.

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The distance between Albany–Rensselaer Station and Columbus is 518 miles. The road distance is 614.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus without a car is to train and night bus which takes 12 h 16 min and costs $95 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus, including transfers.

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Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany, Ny station.

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The best way to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs $140 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 14 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Columbus, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 517.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Albany–Rensselaer Station, NY, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus via Albany, Ny and Cleveland, Oh in around 14 h 27 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Albany to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $490
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
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 Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Albany, Ny to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus is 614 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 24 min to drive from Albany–Rensselaer Station to Columbus.

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Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Columbus Airport.

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