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There are 7 ways to get from Columbus to Tempe by plane, night bus, bus, train 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 from Columbus  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Phoenix (PHX) CMH - PHX

$194 - $605

Cheapest option

Night bus to Covington, fly  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the night bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Phoenix (PHX) CVG - PHX

$131 - $438

5 alternative options

Bus  •  44h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to St Louis, Mo 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Phoenix, Az 1353 / ...

$200 - $289

Bus, train  •  45h 29m

  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 Flagstaff Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix Airport

$215 - $322

Bus via Chicago  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Phoenix, Az 1351 / ...

$224 - $350

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Maricopa Amtrak Station
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Maricopa Amtrak to Tempe, AZ

Drive  •  30h 17m

  1. Drive from Columbus to Tempe 1875.7 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Tempe is to night bus and fly which costs $130 - $440 and takes 9h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Tempe is to fly which costs $190 - $650 and takes 6h 15m.

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The distance between Columbus and Tempe is 1666 miles. The road distance is 1875.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Tempe without a car is to bus which takes 44h 23m and costs $200 - $290.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Columbus to Tempe, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Tempe is to fly which takes 6h 15m and costs $190 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $290 and takes 44h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Columbus Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h.

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Tempe is 3h behind Columbus. It is currently 6:18 PM in Columbus and 3:18 PM in Tempe.

Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Tempe is 1876 miles. It takes approximately 30h 17m to drive from Columbus to Tempe.

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

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Tempe.
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  • Distance: 1665.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Tempe, AZ, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Columbus to Tempe hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to Tempe via St Louis, Mo, Phoenix, Az, Van Buren St & 5th St, Priest Dr & Washington St, and Priest Dr/Washington in around 44h 23m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to Phoenix via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to Phoenix via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to Phoenix via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to Phoenix via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Phoenix via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Columbus to Phoenix via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Covington to Phoenix via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Covington to Phoenix via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Covington to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Covington to Phoenix via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Covington to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Train operators
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 Toledo Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Chicago Union Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
31h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Premium
$430 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $480
Business Seat
$350 - $500
Train from Chicago Union Station to Maricopa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$430 - $650
Business Seat
$470 - $700
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
Night bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Columbus, Oh to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
33h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $220
Flexible
$220 - $320
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Chicago, Il to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
38h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $250
Flexible
$250 - $370
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Maricopa Amtrak to Tempe, AZ
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
amtrak.com

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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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