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There are 5 ways to get from Atlanta to Columbus by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly  •  2h 40m

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional (GTR) ATL - GTR

$150 - $504

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Bus Greyhound USA, drive  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Tuscaloosa, Al 1523 / ...
  2. Drive from Tuscaloosa, Al to Columbus

$32 - $44

3 alternative options

Bus Akai Bus, drive  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta/Doraville, GA to Tuscaloosa, AL
  2. Drive from Tuscaloosa, AL to Columbus

$72 - $110

Train, drive  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the train from Atlanta Peachtree Station to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station Crescent
  2. Drive from Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station to Columbus

$50 - $124

Drive  •  4h 43m

  1. Drive from Atlanta to Columbus 262.5 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Atlanta to Columbus is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Columbus is to fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 2h 40m.

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The distance between Atlanta and Columbus is 234 miles. The road distance is 262.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Atlanta to Columbus, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Atlanta Airport to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Columbus is 1h behind Atlanta. It is currently 8:16 AM in Atlanta and 7:16 AM in Columbus.

Yes, the driving distance between Atlanta to Columbus is 262 miles. It takes approximately 4h 43m to drive from Atlanta to Columbus.

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Delta offers flights from Atlanta Airport to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Atlanta Airport is to subway which takes 17m and costs $3.

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Map of how to get from Atlanta to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 234.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 40m

What companies run services between Atlanta, GA, USA and Columbus, MS, USA?

Delta flies from Atlanta to Columbus 3 times a day.

Flights from Atlanta to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Train operators

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
+1 215-856-7924
Train from Atlanta Peachtree Station to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
$210 - $290
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Tuscaloosa, Al
Ave. Duration
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
$25 - $35
$45 - $70
Akai Bus
Bus from Atlanta/Doraville, GA to Tuscaloosa, AL
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
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