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

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1090 / ...

$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 26 min

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

$105 - $657

Bus to Dayton, fly  •  5 h 4 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 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Detroit, Mi. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 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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The best way to get from Columbus to Detroit without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $26 - $65.

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The bus from Columbus, Oh to Detroit, Mi takes 4 h 40 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to Detroit is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $26 - $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $100 - $700 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 164.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Columbus to Detroit every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 40 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Dayton to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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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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 4 hours
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Detroit is 205 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Columbus to Detroit.

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Delta offers flights from Columbus Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 151+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $67 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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