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

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Fly from Ithaca  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Ithaca (ITH) to Columbus (CMH) ITH - CMH

$218 - $1,124

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Bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Buffalo, NY
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH Buffalo

$62 - $134

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Bus to Elmira/Corning, fly  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Elmira, NY
  2. Fly from Elmira/Corning (ELM) to Columbus (CMH) ELM - CMH

$132 - $527

Bus, train, night bus  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  3. Take the night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$88 - $202

Bus, train  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$88 - $202

Drive  •  7h 56m

  1. Drive from Ithaca to Columbus 468.6 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Ithaca to Columbus is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Ithaca to Columbus is to fly which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ithaca to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Ithaca, NY and arriving at Columbus, OH via Buffalo, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 35m.

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The distance between Ithaca and Columbus is 381 miles. The road distance is 468.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Columbus without a car is to bus and train and night bus which takes 11h 10m and costs $85 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Ithaca to Columbus, including transfers.

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Ithaca to Columbus bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Ithaca, NY station.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Columbus is to fly which takes 4h 23m and costs $210 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $140 and takes 11h 35m.

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There is no direct flight from Ithaca Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 57m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Ithaca to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 381 miles
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Ithaca, NY, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ithaca to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ithaca to Columbus via Buffalo, NY in around 11h 35m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ithaca to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Columbus via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ithaca to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Ithaca to Columbus via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Columbus via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Columbus via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ithaca to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Ithaca to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Ithaca to Columbus via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Ithaca to Columbus via Philadelphia, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Ithaca to Columbus via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
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 Rochester Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.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.

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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 Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Ithaca to Columbus is 469 miles. It takes approximately 7h 56m to drive from Ithaca to Columbus.

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

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There are 206+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Ithaca Airport is to taxi which takes 8m and costs $16 - $19.

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