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

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Fly  •  3h 59m

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

$114 - $458

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Bus SkyHorse / Jaguar  •  15h 4m

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

$80 - $95

3 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  18h 37m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 4387

$119 - $321

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$82 - $199

Drive  •  12h 47m

  1. Drive from Boston to Columbus 767.1 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Columbus is to bus which costs $80 - $95 and takes 15h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Columbus is to fly which costs $110 - $460 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at Columbus, OH via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 4m.

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The distance between Boston and Columbus is 646 miles. The road distance is 767.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 15h 4m and costs $80 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Boston to Columbus, including transfers.

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Boston to Columbus bus services, operated by Lucky Star Bus, depart from Boston, MA station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Columbus is to fly which takes 3h 59m and costs $110 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $95 and takes 15h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 19m.

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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: 3h 59m

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Boston to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Columbus via New York and New York, NY in around 15h 4m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Boston to Columbus via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Train 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Bus operators
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
SkyHorse / Jaguar
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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
Night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from New York, Ny to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Columbus is 767 miles. It takes approximately 12h 47m to drive from Boston to Columbus.

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

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There are 205+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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