There are 4 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Ohio State University by bus, car or plane

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Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak to Toledo, OH Amtrak 8150 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1097 / ...

$22 - $50

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Ohio State University 186.6 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Columbus, line 8 bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Columbus (CMH) DTW - CMH
  2. Take the line 8 bus from S 4Th St & E Town St to Neil Ave & W 11Th Ave

$152 - $868

Fly to Dayton, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Dayton (DAY) DTW - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$177 - $577

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Ohio State University is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Ohio State University is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Ohio State University. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak and arriving at Neil Ave & W 11Th Ave via Toledo, Oh and S 4Th St & E Town St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Ohio State University is 163 miles. The road distance is 186.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Ohio State University without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $22 - $50.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Ann Arbor to Ohio State University, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to Ohio State University bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak station.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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  • Distance: 163 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Ohio State University, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Ohio State University via Toledo, OH Amtrak, Toledo, Oh, Columbus, Oh, S 4Th St & E Town St, and Neil Ave & W 11Th Ave in around 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Bus 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak to Toledo, OH Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
COTA
Phone
+1 614-228-1776
Website
cota.com
Bus from S 4Th St & E Town St to Neil Ave & W 11Th Ave
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
cota.com
Standard and Frequent
$2
Rush Hour
$3

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