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There are 6 ways to get from Columbus to Topeka by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Columbus to Manhattan, bus

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Manhattan (MHK)
  2. Take the bus from Manhattan to Topeka

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  1. Take the bus from Columbus to Topeka

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Fly Columbus to Kansas City, bus

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Kansas City (MCI)
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City to Topeka

Bus to Dayton, fly to Manhattan, bus

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Manhattan (MHK)
  3. Take the bus from Manhattan to Topeka

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Columbus to Toledo
  2. Take the train from Toledo to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Topeka Amtrak Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Columbus to Topeka

Columbus to Topeka by bus

The bus journey time between Columbus and Topeka is around 18h 15m and covers a distance of around 742 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 18h 15m. Services are operated by Greyhound USA. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
18h 15m
Fastest bus time:
18h 15m
Bus distance:
742 miles
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$75
Carbon emissions:
148 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:55
Last bus departs at:
07:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Columbus to Topeka bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Topeka is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Topeka is to fly and bus which costs $280 - $900 and takes 8h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Columbus and arriving at Topeka. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h 15m.

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The distance between Columbus and Topeka is 682 miles. The road distance is 723.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Topeka without a car is to bus which takes 18h 15m and costs $75 - $110.

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It takes approximately 8h 6m to get from Columbus to Topeka, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Columbus Airport to Manhattan Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Topeka is 1h behind Columbus. It is currently 2:28 PM in Columbus and 1:28 PM in Topeka.

Map of how to get from Columbus to Topeka.
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  • Distance: 682.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 6m

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Topeka, KS, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Columbus to Topeka once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 18h 15m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Manhattan via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Columbus to Manhattan via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Manhattan via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Manhattan via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Manhattan via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Manhattan via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Manhattan via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Columbus to Manhattan via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Dayton to Manhattan via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Dayton to Manhattan via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Dayton to Manhattan via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Manhattan via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Manhattan via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Manhattan via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Manhattan via Reagan Washington, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $420
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $470
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Chicago Union Station to Topeka Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170
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
Bus from Manhattan to Topeka
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Kansas City to Topeka
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Columbus to Topeka
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170
Bus from Columbus to Toledo
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Hoosier Ride
Phone
+1 800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$14 - $21

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Topeka is 723 miles. It takes approximately 11h 55m to drive from Columbus to Topeka.

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American Airlines offers flights from Columbus Airport to Manhattan Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Topeka. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Columbus Airport is to line 7 bus which takes 46 min and costs $2 - $3.

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