There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Columbus by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Columbus (CMH) LAX - CMH

$178 - $563

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Fly from Burbank  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Columbus (CMH) BUR - CMH

$227 - $472

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Columbus, Oh 1684 / ...

$210 - $550

Train, bus  •  2 days 3 h

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

$341 - $988

Drive  •  35 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Columbus 2255.1 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Columbus, Oh. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Columbus is 1985 miles. The road distance is 2255.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 2 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Los Angeles to Columbus, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Columbus is to fly which takes 6 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 14 min.

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

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Columbus is 3 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 6:16 AM in Los Angeles and 9:16 AM in Columbus.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Columbus is 2255 miles. It takes approximately 35 h 15 min to drive from Los Angeles to Columbus.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 1985.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Columbus hourly. Tickets cost $210 - $550 and the journey takes 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Columbus via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Columbus via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Columbus via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Burbank to Columbus via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Columbus via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Columbus via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Burbank to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Burbank to Columbus via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak
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
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $350
Flexible
$410 - $550
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Columbus Airport.

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Book your Los Angeles to Columbus bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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