There are 5 ways to get from Columbus to Ann Arbor by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1096 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Ann Arbor, Mi 5515 / ...

$37 - $85

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh 1096 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Toledo, OH Amtrak to Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak 8150 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Ann Arbor 194.4 miles

$19 - $28

Fly from Columbus  •  3 h 17 min

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

$110 - $666

Bus to Dayton, fly  •  4 h 47 min

  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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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Ann Arbor. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Ann Arbor, Mi via Detroit, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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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 6 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 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 6 h and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Columbus Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Columbus to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Ann Arbor, Mi station.

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

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Delta offers flights from Columbus Airport to Detroit Airport.

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

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

You can take a bus from Columbus to Ann Arbor via Detroit, Mi in around 6 h. Alternatively, Delta flies from Columbus to Ann Arbor every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Dayton to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
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 Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Ann Arbor, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Toledo, OH Amtrak to Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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There are 110+ hotels available in Ann Arbor. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs .

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