There are 5 ways to get from Baltimore to Columbus by plane, train, subway, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Baltimore  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Columbus (CMH) BWI - CMH

$124 - $487

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Pittsburgh, Pa 4411 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$52 - $124

3 alternative options

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Columbus (CMH) DCA - CMH

$141 - $527

Train, subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Columbus (CMH) IAD - CMH

$152 - $544

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Columbus 401.3 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Baltimore to Columbus is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to Columbus is to fly which costs $120 - $490 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Downtown, Md and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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The distance between Baltimore and Columbus is 345 miles. The road distance is 401.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 45 min and costs $50 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Baltimore to Columbus, including transfers.

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Baltimore to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Columbus is to fly which takes 3 h 3 min and costs $120 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $130 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 345 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Baltimore, MD, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Baltimore to Columbus 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Baltimore to Columbus via Pittsburgh, Pa in around 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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