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

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Bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Michigan City, IN Columbus-Chicago

$37 - $70

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Bus Hoosier Ride, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Gary, IN Columbus / ...
  2. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to 11th St. Ssl

$37 - $97

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Bus, train via Toledo Amtrak  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
  3. Take the train from South Bend Airport to 11th St. Ssl

$73 - $153

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Michigan City 320.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Columbus to Chicago Midway, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CMH - MDW
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$134 - $410

Fly Columbus to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMH - ORD
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$124 - $291

Fly Columbus to South Bend, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to South Bend (SBN) CMH - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to 11th St.

$190 - $1,113

Bus to Dayton, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DAY - ORD
  3. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$159 - $286

Questions & Answers

The distance between Columbus and Michigan City is 238 miles. The road distance is 320.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Michigan City without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Columbus to Michigan City, including transfers.

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

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Michigan City is 1 h behind Columbus. It is currently 2:04 PM in Columbus and 1:04 PM in Michigan City.

Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Michigan City is 321 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to drive from Columbus to Michigan City.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Columbus Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Michigan City. 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 .

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Michigan City.
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  • Distance: 238.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 min

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Michigan City, IN, USA?

Barons Bus operates a bus from Columbus to Michigan City once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Columbus to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Columbus to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Columbus to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
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
Train from Toledo Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Michigan City, IN
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $60
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
baronsbus.com
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 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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