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

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Bus  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1537 / ...

$20 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Columbus 142.7 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Columbus (CMH) CLE - CMH

$144 - $806

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Columbus is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Columbus is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Columbus, Oh. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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The distance between Cleveland and Columbus is 127 miles. The road distance is 142.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 2h 25m and costs $20 - $40.

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The bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh takes 2h 25m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Cleveland to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Columbus is to bus which takes 2h 25m and costs $20 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $850 and takes 5h 4m.

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There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 57m and has one stopover.

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Cleveland to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Columbus, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 127 miles
  • Duration: 2h 25m

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Cleveland to Columbus 4 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $28 and the journey takes 2h 25m. Barons Bus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Delta, Air Canada and three other airlines fly from Cleveland to Columbus hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Cleveland to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Columbus is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Cleveland to Columbus.

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Delta, Air Canada, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Columbus Airport.

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Book your Cleveland to Columbus bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 230+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27m and costs $3.

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