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

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, ferry  •  4 h 13 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

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, 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

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

Questions & Answers

The distance between Columbus and Put-in-Bay is 118 miles.

The best way to get from Columbus to Put-in-Bay without a car is to bus and taxi and car ferry and ferry which takes 7 h 22 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Columbus to Put-in-Bay, including transfers.

More details

There are 126+ hotels available in Put-in-Bay. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Columbus to Put-in-Bay.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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 Mansfield, OH, take the drive to Sandusky, OH, take the ferry to Put-in-Bay, then take the drive to Put-in-Bay. Alternatively, 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.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Ferry operators
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Toledo, Oh to Catawba Island Ferry Terminal, Port Clinton, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.