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There are 8 ways to get from Columbus to Kalamazoo by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1090 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi 5515 / ...

$45 - $106

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway, train  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Toledo, OH Amtrak to Detroit, MI - Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak

Bus Barons Bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Michigan City, IN
  2. Take the bus from Michigan City, IN to South Bend, IN
  3. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Kalamazoo, MI

$67 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Kalamazoo 289.5 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Kalamazoo  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Kalamazoo (AZO) CMH - AZO

$175 - $957

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CMH - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo Amtrak

$155 - $479

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMH - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo Amtrak

$145 - $360

Fly to Detroit, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Detroit (DTW) CMH - DTW
  2. Take the train from Dearborn Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak

$135 - $737

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Kalamazoo is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Kalamazoo is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Kalamazoo. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Kalamazoo, Mi via Detroit, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Kalamazoo is 211 miles. The road distance is 289.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Kalamazoo without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 20 min and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to get from Columbus to Kalamazoo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to Kalamazoo is to bus which takes 8 h 20 min and costs $45 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Columbus Airport to Kalamazoo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 8 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Kalamazoo.
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  • Distance: 211.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Columbus to Kalamazoo via Detroit, Mi in around 8 h 20 min. Alternatively, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Columbus to Kalamazoo hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Kalamazoo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Kalamazoo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Train operators
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Dearborn Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Toledo, OH Amtrak to Detroit, MI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Kalamazoo is 290 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to drive from Columbus to Kalamazoo.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Columbus Airport to Kalamazoo Airport.

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

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There are 32+ hotels available in Kalamazoo. Prices start at $57 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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