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

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Fly  •  3 h 54 min

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

$114 - $465

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Train, bus  •  17 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Cleveland Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1537 / ...

$22 - $52

3 alternative options

Bus Sky Horse Bus  •  14 h 51 min

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

$91 - $95

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Cleveland, Oh 4175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1537 / ...

$85 - $212

Drive  •  12 h 47 min

  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 train and bus which costs $21 - $55 and takes 17 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Columbus is to fly which costs $110 - $470 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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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 14 h 51 min.

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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 14 h 51 min and costs $91 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Boston to Columbus, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Columbus is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $110 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $91 - $95 and takes 14 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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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: 3 h 54 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta 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 14 h 51 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Sky Horse Bus
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$67
Schedules at
skyhorsebus.com
Jaguar Bus Tour
Phone
+1 917-398-0398
Email
help@iLIKEBUS.com
Bus from New York, NY - 59 Canal St. to Columbus, OH - 139 E Main St
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
ijaguarbus.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, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Boston, Ma to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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

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Air Canada, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines 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 243+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $20.

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