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There are 4 ways to get from Columbus to Ann Arbor by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh 1090 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo Amtrak Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Fly from Columbus  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Detroit (DTW) CMH - DTW

$110 - $666

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Drive from Columbus to Ann Arbor 194.4 miles

$19 - $28

Bus to Dayton, fly  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Detroit (DTW) DAY - DTW

$175 - $571

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Ann Arbor is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Ann Arbor is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Ann Arbor station. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Ann Arbor Amtrak Station via Toledo Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Columbus and Ann Arbor is 166 miles. The road distance is 194.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Ann Arbor without a car is to bus which takes 6h 30m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Columbus to Ann Arbor, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to Ann Arbor is to bus which takes 6h 30m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $110 - $700 and takes 3h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Columbus Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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Columbus to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ann Arbor Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Ann Arbor.
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  • Distance: 165.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Ann Arbor, MI, USA?

You can take a bus from Columbus to Ann Arbor via Toledo, Oh and Toledo Amtrak Station in around 6h 30m. Alternatively, Delta flies from Columbus to Ann Arbor 5 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Dayton to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
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
Bus from Toledo Amtrak Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Ann Arbor is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Columbus to Ann Arbor.

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Delta offers flights from Columbus Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Ann Arbor. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10m and costs $3 - $5.

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