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

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

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Bus via Toledo, Oh  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh 1096 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1096 / ...

$33 - $75

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1096 / ...

$26 - $65

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Detroit 205.4 miles

$20 - $29

Fly from Columbus  •  3 h 32 min

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

$105 - $657

Bus to Dayton, fly  •  4 h 59 min

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

$170 - $562

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Detroit is to drive which costs $20 - $29 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Detroit is to fly which costs $100 - $700 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Detroit is 165 miles. The road distance is 205.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Columbus to Detroit, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Detroit, Mi. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 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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Map of how to get from Columbus to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 164.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

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

You can take a bus from Columbus to Detroit via Toledo, Oh in around 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from Columbus to Detroit every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Dayton to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 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 Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
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 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

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