There are 10 ways to get from Columbus to Richmond by plane, night bus, train, bus or car

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

Fly to Richmond  •  6 h 7 min

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

$154 - $807

Cheapest option

Bus via Pittsburgh, Pa  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Washington DC
  3. Take the bus from Washington DC to Richmond

$56 - $116

8 alternative options

Fly 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 to Baltimore, train, bus  •  5 h 44 min

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

$194 - $680

Fly 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 to Raleigh/Durham, bus  •  6 h 56 min

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

$176 - $349

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 Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va

$89 - $234

Bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh 1156 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Richmond, Va 1648

$70 - $176

Bus, train via Cleveland Amtrak  •  18 h 42 min

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

$163 - $429

Drive  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Richmond 479.9 miles

$45 - $70

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Columbus to Richmond hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to Richmond via Pittsburgh, Pa, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC in around 14 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Columbus to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Columbus to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Columbus to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Richmond via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $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 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak
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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 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 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
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Columbus and Richmond is 550 km. The road distance is 768 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Columbus to Richmond is to fly and train and bus which takes 5 h 44 min and costs $190 - $700.

No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Richmond via Pittsburgh and Washington DC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Columbus to Richmond, including transfers.