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

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Fly  •  4h 23m

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

$92 - $377

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Bus  •  14h 40m

  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

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Train, night bus  •  18h 43m

  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

$99 - $137

Bus via New York  •  22h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to New York, Ny 3469 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$95 - $132

Drive  •  12h 52m

  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 drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 12h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Columbus is to fly which costs $90 - $380 and takes 4h 23m.

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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 40m.

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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 14h 40m and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Boston to Columbus, including transfers.

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Boston to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston South Buses station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Columbus is to fly which takes 4h 23m and costs $90 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 14h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Boston to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, 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 23m

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

Southwest 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 40m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
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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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
$75 - $110
Website
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
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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
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from New York, Ny to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $150

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Columbus is 767 miles. It takes approximately 12h 52m to drive from Boston to Columbus.

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

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

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There are 244+ 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 - $11.

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