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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  1h 10m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) ORD - CMH

$110 - $270

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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  10h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...

$33 - $120

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Subway to Chicago Midway, fly  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the subway from O'Hare to Washington-Blue
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus (CMH) MDW - CMH

$124 - $398

Bus Barons Bus  •  10h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Michigan City, IN O´hare-Notre Dame
  2. Take the bus from Michigan City, IN to Columbus, OH Chicago

$54 - $105

Train, bus  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1097 / ...

$70 - $180

Drive  •  6h 21m

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) 381.1 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) is to fly which costs $110 - $270 and takes 1h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH). However, there are services departing from Chicago O'Hare Airport and arriving at Columbus, OH - Airport via Michigan City, IN and Columbus, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 41m.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Columbus Airport (CMH) is 297 miles. The road distance is 381.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) without a car is to bus which takes 10h 41m and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 1h 10m to fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Chicago O'Hare Airport station.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) is to fly which takes 1h 10m and costs $110 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $110 and takes 10h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Columbus, OH station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH).
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  • Distance: 297.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 10m

What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and Columbus Airport (CMH), USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) via Michigan City, IN and Columbus, OH in around 10h 41m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
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 Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Michigan City, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
tickets.airportsupersaver.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Michigan City, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
baronsbus.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 Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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More Questions & Answers

Columbus Airport (CMH) is 1h ahead of Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). It is currently 10:53 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and 11:53 PM in Columbus Airport (CMH).

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH) is 381 miles. It takes approximately 6h 21m to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Columbus Airport (CMH).

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Columbus Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Columbus Airport (CMH). Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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