There are 11 ways to get from Columbus to Richmond by plane, night bus, bus, train or car

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Fly Columbus to Richmond  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Richmond (RIC) CMH - RIC

$154 - $807

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Bus via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC
  3. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW to Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd

$67 - $112

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Fly Columbus to Reagan Washington, night bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CMH - DCA
  2. Take the night bus from Springfield to Richmond, Va

$96 - $405

Fly Columbus to Washington Dulles, bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Washington Dulles (IAD) CMH - IAD
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va

$109 - $429

Fly Columbus to Baltimore, train, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Baltimore (BWI) CMH - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va

$194 - $680

Fly Columbus to Raleigh/Durham, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) CMH - RDU
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va

$177 - $350

Bus to Dayton, fly to Reagan Washington, night bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Reagan Washington (DCA) DAY - DCA
  3. Take the night bus from Springfield to Richmond, Va

$166 - $750

Bus  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  3. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Richmond, Va

$72 - $179

Bus, train  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va

$89 - $234

Bus, train via Cleveland Amtrak  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak

$163 - $429

Drive  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Richmond 479.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Richmond is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Richmond is to fly and night bus which costs $95 - $410 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Richmond, Va via Pittsburgh, Pa and Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 36 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Richmond is 344 miles. The road distance is 479.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Richmond without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 36 min and costs $70 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Columbus to Richmond, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to Richmond is to fly which takes 5 h 57 min and costs $150 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 13 h 36 min.

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There is no direct flight from Columbus Airport to Richmond Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 14 min and has one stopover.

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Columbus to Richmond bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Richmond, Va station.

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  • Distance: 343.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Richmond, VA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Columbus to Richmond hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to Richmond via Pittsburgh, Pa and Baltimore Downtown, Md in around 13 h 36 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Columbus to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Columbus to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Dayton to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Columbus to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Columbus to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Dayton to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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
Night bus from Springfield to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
Bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW to Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Book at
easternbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Richmond is 480 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to drive from Columbus to Richmond.

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

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Book your Columbus to Richmond bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Richmond. Prices start at $59 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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