There are 6 ways to get from Houston to Columbus by plane, 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 Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus  •  4 h 51 min

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

$223 - $1,106

Cheapest option

Bus via Texarkana, Ar  •  30 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Texarkana, Ar
  2. Take the bus from Texarkana, Ar to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$132 - $329

4 alternative options

Fly Houston to Columbus  •  4 h 48 min

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

$233 - $408

Fly Houston to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Dayton (DAY) IAH - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$208 - $917

Bus  •  28 h 20 min

  1. Take the 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 $230 - $410 and takes 4 h 48 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 28 h 20 min.

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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 bus which takes 28 h 20 min and costs $130 - $340.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 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 51 min and costs $220 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 28 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 997.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Houston to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Columbus via Dallas, Tx and Cincinnati, Oh in around 28 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $850
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $850
Flights from Houston to Dayton
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Houston to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Houston to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $800
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $800
Flights from Houston to Dayton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Houston to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Houston to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Houston to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Houston to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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 Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Every 4 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Houston, Tx to Texarkana, Ar
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Texarkana, Ar to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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