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There are 7 ways to get from Columbus to Baltimore by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly to Baltimore  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Baltimore (BWI) CMH - BWI

$125 - $487

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Bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa 1684
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md 4440

$53 - $134

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Fly to Reagan Washington, train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CMH - DCA
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station

$137 - $532

Fly to Washington Dulles, subway, train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Washington Dulles (IAD) CMH - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station

$148 - $549

Bus Megabus, train  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC
  3. Take the train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to PENN STATION MARC nb

$55 - $102

Bus, train Amtrak  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station

$128 - $354

Drive  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Baltimore 402.6 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Baltimore is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Baltimore is to fly which costs $120 - $490 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Baltimore. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Baltimore Downtown, Md via Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Baltimore is 345 miles. The road distance is 402.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Baltimore without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 25 min and costs $50 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Columbus to Baltimore, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to Baltimore is to fly which takes 3 h 6 min and costs $120 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $140 and takes 10 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Columbus Airport to Baltimore Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Columbus to Baltimore bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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  • Distance: 345 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Baltimore, MD, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Columbus to Baltimore every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to Baltimore via Pittsburgh, Pa in around 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Columbus to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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
Train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to PENN STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
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
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
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 Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Baltimore is 403 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to drive from Columbus to Baltimore.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Columbus Airport to Baltimore Airport.

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Book your Columbus to Baltimore bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Baltimore. Prices start at $74 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 $3 - $5.

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