There are 4 ways to get from Columbus to Put-in-Bay by bus, car, car ferry, taxi or ferry

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

Recommended option

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Drive from Toledo, Oh to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Take the car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH

$33 - $63

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  2. Take the car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH Miller Ferry

$21 - $27

2 alternative options

Bus, taxi, car ferry, ferry  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take a taxi from Toledo, Oh to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
  3. Take the car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Middle Bass Island, OH
  4. Take the ferry from Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry to Put-in-Bay

$134 - $186

Bus, drive, ferry  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus Ohio State University to Mansfield, OH
  2. Drive from Mansfield, OH to Sandusky, OH
  3. Take the ferry from Sandusky, OH to Put-in-Bay

$39 - $52

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Put-in-Bay, OH, USA?

There is no direct connection from Columbus to Put-in-Bay. However, you can take the bus to Toledo, Oh, take the drive to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, take the car ferry to Put-in-Bay, then take the drive to Put-in-Bay. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Toledo, Oh, take the taxi to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH, take the car ferry to Middle Bass Island, OH, take the walk to Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry, then take the ferry to Put-in-Bay.

Bus operators
Ferry operators
Miller Boat Line
Website
millerferry.com
Car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, OH
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Car ferry from Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH to Middle Bass Island, OH
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Middle Bass Ferry
Website
middlebassferry.com
Ferry from Miller Ferry, Sonny-S Ferry to Put-in-Bay
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
millerferry.com
Jet Express Ferry
Website
jet-express.com
Ferry from Sandusky, OH to Put-in-Bay
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
jet-express.com
Other operators
Taxi from Toledo, Oh to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Columbus to Put-in-Bay?

The distance between Columbus and Put-in-Bay is 189 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Columbus to Put-in-Bay?

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Put-in-Bay is to drive and car ferry which costs $21 - $28 and takes 3 h 6 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Columbus to Put-in-Bay?

The quickest way to get from Columbus to Put-in-Bay is to drive and car ferry which takes 3 h 6 min and costs $21 - $28.

How long does it take to get from Columbus to Put-in-Bay?

It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Columbus to Put-in-Bay, including transfers.