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There are 8 ways to get from Baltimore to Columbus by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly from Baltimore  •  3h 6m

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

$124 - $487

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Bus  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Pittsburgh, Pa 4407 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$55 - $131

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Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  3h 47m

  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  •  4h 39m

  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

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Columbus (CMH) PHL - CMH

$248 - $699

Train, bus Megabus  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the train from PENN STATION MARC sb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
  2. Take the bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh

$56 - $103

Train Amtrak, bus  •  13h 43m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh

$133 - $350

Drive  •  6h 54m

  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 6h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to Columbus is to fly which costs $120 - $490 and takes 3h 6m.

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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 10h 20m.

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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 10h 20m and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m 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 3h 6m and costs $120 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $140 and takes 10h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Baltimore to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Columbus, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Baltimore to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 345 miles
  • Duration: 3h 6m

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

Southwest Airlines flies from Baltimore to Columbus 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Baltimore to Columbus via Pittsburgh, Pa in around 10h 20m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from PENN STATION MARC sb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
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
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore to Columbus is 401 miles. It takes approximately 6h 54m to drive from Baltimore to Columbus.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Columbus Airport.

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Book your Baltimore to Columbus bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Baltimore Airport is to tram which takes 29m and costs $2.

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