There are 6 ways to get from Louisville to Columbus by bus, car or plane

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Bus via Cincinnati, Oh  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh 1156 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1156 / ...

$32 - $76

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Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Columbus, Oh 1156 / ...

$25 - $60

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Drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Louisville to Columbus 207.7 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Louisville to Columbus  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Columbus (CMH) SDF - CMH

$144 - $808

Bus to Lexington, fly to Columbus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY
  2. Fly from Lexington (LEX) to Columbus (CMH) LEX - CMH

$211 - $915

Fly Louisville to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 50 min

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

$169 - $817

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Louisville, Ky and arriving at Columbus, Oh. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Louisville and Columbus is 190 miles. The road distance is 207.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Louisville to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Louisville to Columbus, including transfers.

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Louisville to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Louisville, Ky station.

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The best way to get from Louisville to Columbus is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h.

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There is no direct flight from Louisville Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 16 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Louisville to Columbus is 208 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to drive from Louisville to Columbus.

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

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Map of how to get from Louisville to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 190.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Louisville, KY, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Louisville to Columbus via Cincinnati, Oh in around 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Louisville to Columbus hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Louisville to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Louisville to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Lexington to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Lexington to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Lexington to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Louisville to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Louisville to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Dayton via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Dayton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Dayton via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Louisville to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Lexington to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Lexington to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Lexington to Columbus via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Lexington to Columbus via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Louisville to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Louisville to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Dayton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Louisville to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Louisville to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Lexington to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Lexington to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Louisville to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Louisville to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Louisville to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $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 Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
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 Louisville, Ky to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
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
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Book at
hoosierride.com

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Book your Louisville to Columbus bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Louisville to Louisville Airport is to line 02 bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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