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There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Columbus by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Columbus (CMH) BOS - CMH

$59 - $186

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Bus  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA Oak & Harrison to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Columbus, OH

$74 - $100

Train, bus via New York  •  14h 36m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Columbus, OH

$107 - $210

Train, bus  •  18h 57m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland to Columbus "Greyhound"

$99 - $137

Bus via New York  •  19h 40m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York to Columbus "Greyhound"

$88 - $133

Drive  •  12h 48m

  1. Drive from Boston to Columbus 765.7 miles

$75 - $110

Boston to Columbus by bus

The bus journey time between Boston and Columbus is around 22h 20m and covers a distance of around 751 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 22h 20m. Operated by Coach Run and SkyHorse / Jaguar, the Boston to Columbus bus service departs from Boston, MA Oak & Harrison and arrives in Columbus, OH. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The cost-effective way to get from Boston to Columbus is to drive, which costs $75 - $110 and takes 12h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Columbus is to fly which costs $55 - $190 and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA Oak & Harrison and arriving at Columbus, OH via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h.

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The distance between Boston and Columbus is 646 miles. The road distance is 765.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 14h and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Boston to Columbus, including transfers.

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Boston to Columbus bus services, operated by Coach Run, depart from Boston, MA Oak & Harrison station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Columbus is to fly which takes 4h 43m and costs $55 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 14h.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Boston to Columbus bus services, operated by SkyHorse / Jaguar, arrive at Columbus, OH station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 645.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Boston to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Columbus via New York, NY in around 14h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $230
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Boston to Columbus via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $230
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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 Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Boston South Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Business Seat
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Coach Run
Website
coachrun.com
Bus from Boston, MA Oak & Harrison to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
coachrun.com
Book at
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SkyHorse / Jaguar
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
gotobus.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 Cleveland to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Boston to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from New York to Columbus
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $85
Flexible
$95 - $140
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Columbus is 766 miles. It takes approximately 12h 48m to drive from Boston to Columbus.

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

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There are 504+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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