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There are 3 ways to get from Champaign to Columbus by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 45m

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Columbus (CMH) CMI - CMH

$191 - $877

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH

$55 - $91

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Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Champaign to Columbus 295.9 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Columbus is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to Columbus is to fly which costs $190 - $900 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Champaign, IL and arriving at Columbus, OH via Indianapolis, IN and Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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The distance between Champaign and Columbus is 279 miles. The road distance is 295.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 7h 55m and costs $55 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Champaign to Columbus, including transfers.

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Champaign to Columbus bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Champaign, IL station.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Columbus is to fly which takes 3h 45m and costs $190 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $95 and takes 7h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 17m and has one stopover.

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Champaign to Columbus bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Columbus, OH station.

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Map of how to get from Champaign to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 279.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

American Airlines flies from Champaign to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Champaign to Columbus via Indianapolis, IN and Richmond, IN in around 7h 55m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Champaign to Columbus via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Champaign to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Champaign to Columbus via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
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baronsbus.com

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Columbus is 1h ahead of Champaign. It is currently 6:15 AM in Champaign and 7:15 AM in Columbus.

Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Columbus is 296 miles. It takes approximately 4h 56m to drive from Champaign to Columbus.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Columbus Airport.

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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 Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs $18 - $23.

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