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There are 5 ways to get from Houston to Columbus by plane, night bus, bus or car

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Fly from Houston Hobby Apt  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Columbus (CMH) HOU - CMH

$223 - $1,106

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Bus  •  29 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston Amtrak Station to Longview Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Longview, Tx to Texarkana, Ar
  3. Take the bus from Texarkana, Ar to Cincinnati, Oh
  4. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH

$110 - $264

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Fly from Houston  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Columbus (CMH) IAH - CMH

$233 - $408

Night bus, bus  •  29 h

  1. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$134 - $337

Drive  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Columbus 1237.4 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Columbus is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Columbus is to fly which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Dallas, Tx and Cincinnati, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h.

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The distance between Houston and Columbus is 998 miles. The road distance is 1237.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Columbus without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 29 h and costs $130 - $340.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Houston to Columbus, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Houston to Columbus is to fly which takes 4 h 43 min and costs $220 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $270 and takes 29 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Houston to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 997.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Houston to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Columbus via Longview Amtrak Station, Longview, Tx, Texarkana, Ar, Cincinnati, Oh, and Cincinnati, OH in around 29 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $850
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $800
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $800
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $800
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 Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Longview, Tx to Texarkana, Ar
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Texarkana, Ar to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
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 Houston Amtrak Station to Longview Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Columbus is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 5:00 PM in Houston and 6:00 PM in Columbus.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Columbus is 1237 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 15 min to drive from Houston to Columbus.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Houston Hobby Apt 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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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to line 040 bus which takes 51 min and costs $2.

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