There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Ohio State University by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Columbus, line 8 bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus (CMH) MDW - CMH
  2. Take the line 8 bus from S 4Th St & E Town St to Neil Ave & W 11Th Ave

$126 - $402

Cheapest option

Bus Hoosier Ride  •  9 h 8 min

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

$30 - $105

5 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Columbus, line 8 bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) ORD - CMH
  2. Take the line 8 bus from S 4Th St & E Town St to Neil Ave & W 11Th Ave

$116 - $283

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Dayton, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$151 - $282

Train, bus  •  8 h 4 min

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

$67 - $164

Bus Barons Bus  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus Ohio State University Schedule 22:Chicago-Cleveland

$30 - $55

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Ohio State University 355.8 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Ohio State University is to bus which costs $30 - $55 and takes 11 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Ohio State University is to fly and line 8 bus which costs $120 - $410 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Ohio State University is 275 miles. The road distance is 355.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Chicago to Ohio State University, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Columbus Ohio State University. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Ohio State University.
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  • Distance: 274.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Ohio State University, OH, USA?

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Chicago to Ohio State University twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $110 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min. Barons Bus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
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
COTA
Phone
+1 614-228-1776
Website
cota.com
Bus from S 4Th St & E Town St to Neil Ave & W 11Th Ave
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
cota.com
Standard and Frequent
$2
Rush Hour
$3
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus Ohio State University
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $110
Book at
hoosierride.com

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