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There are 7 ways to get from Galesburg to Columbus by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Moline, fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Moline, IL
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Columbus (CMH) MLI - CMH

$172 - $833

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Train, bus Hoosier Ride  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Carl Sandburg / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...

$65 - $196

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Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) ORD - CMH

$151 - $366

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus (CMH) MDW - CMH

$161 - $485

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Galesburg, IL to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH

$70 - $112

Train, bus via Toledo Amtrak Station  •  12 h 10 min

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

$102 - $256

Drive  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Galesburg to Columbus 431.9 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Galesburg to Columbus is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galesburg to Columbus is to train and fly which costs $160 - $490 and takes 6 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galesburg to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Galesburg, IL and arriving at Columbus, OH via Indianapolis, IN and Richmond, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h.

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The distance between Galesburg and Columbus is 396 miles. The road distance is 431.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Galesburg to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs $70 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Galesburg to Columbus, including transfers.

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Galesburg to Columbus bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Galesburg, IL station.

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There is no direct flight from Moline Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 33 min and has one stopover.

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Galesburg to Columbus bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Columbus, OH station.

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Columbus is 1 h ahead of Galesburg. It is currently 8:41 AM in Galesburg and 9:41 AM in Columbus.

Map of how to get from Galesburg to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 395.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

What companies run services between Galesburg, IL, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Galesburg to Columbus via Indianapolis, IN and Richmond, IN in around 11 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Moline to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Moline to Columbus via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Moline to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Moline to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Moline to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Moline to Columbus via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Moline to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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 Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Moline, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg, IL to Moline, IL
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
baronsbus.com
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 Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Galesburg to Columbus is 432 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to drive from Galesburg to Columbus.

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

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There are 204+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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