Travel from Chicago to Columbus-OH-USA

Bus or fly from Chicago to Columbus?

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Columbus 4 times a day. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Chicago to Columbus twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 8 hours 35 minutes. Two other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Chicago to Columbus

ModeDurationPrice
From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Columbus airport, then bus to Columbus.2 h 49 min$237
From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Columbus airport, then bus to Columbus.3 h 16 min$228
From Chicago, IL bus to Columbus, OH.8 h 35 min$46
From Van Buren St. train to South Bend, IN then bus to Columbus, OH.9 h 45 min$78
From Van Buren St. train to Gary, IN then bus to Columbus, OH.10 h 31 min$56
From Chicago drive to Columbus.5 h 54 min$42

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Columbus?

It takes approximately 2 hours 49 minutes to get from Chicago to Columbus, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Columbus?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Columbus, OH. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 hours 35 minutes.

Operators from Chicago to Columbus

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Chicago Transit (CTA)Chicago Transit (CTA)
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Lakefront LinesLakefront Lines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Hoosier RideHoosier Ride
South Shore Line+1 219-926-5744South Shore Line
Barons BusBarons Bus