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

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Fly Columbus to Chicago Midway, train  •  4h 30m

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

$130 - $437

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Bus, train  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Bnsf / ...

$48 - $138

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Fly Columbus to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  4h 51m

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

$120 - $318

Bus to Dayton, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6h 14m

  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 Chicago Union Station to Naperville

$159 - $320

Bus, train via Toledo  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville

$72 - $189

Bus  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Columbus Ohio State University to Chicago, IL Schedule 21:Cleveland-Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Naperville Amtrak 1492 / ...

$59 - $97

Drive  •  6h 20m

  1. Drive from Columbus to Naperville 379.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Naperville is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Naperville is to fly and train which costs $130 - $440 and takes 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Naperville. However, there are services departing from S High St & E Broad St and arriving at Naperville Amtrak via Columbus Ohio State University and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 29m.

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The distance between Columbus and Naperville is 299 miles. The road distance is 379.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Naperville without a car is to bus and train which takes 9h 17m and costs $45 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Columbus to Naperville, including transfers.

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Columbus to Naperville bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Columbus Ohio State University station.

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

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Columbus to Naperville bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Naperville Amtrak station.

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Naperville is 1h behind Columbus. It is currently 5:54 AM in Columbus and 4:54 AM in Naperville.

Map of how to get from Columbus to Naperville.
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  • Distance: 298.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Naperville, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Columbus to Naperville via Columbus Ohio State University and Chicago, IL in around 12h 29m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Metra
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 Chicago Union Station to Naperville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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 Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Book at
hoosierride.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus Ohio State University to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Book at
baronsbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Naperville is 379 miles. It takes approximately 6h 20m to drive from Columbus to Naperville.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Columbus Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Naperville. 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 18m and costs $2 - $3.

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