There are 10 ways to get from Milwaukee to Columbus by plane, bus, train 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 Milwaukee to Columbus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Columbus (CMH) MKE - CMH

$144 - $757

Cheapest option

Train, bus Hoosier Ride  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...

$53 - $135

8 alternative options

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Columbus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) ORD - CMH

$133 - $308

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Columbus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus (CMH) MDW - CMH

$149 - $424

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Dayton, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$168 - $307

Fly Milwaukee to Cleveland, bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Cleveland (CLE) MKE - CLE
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$147 - $758

Train, bus via Toledo Amtrak  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station 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

$90 - $195

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toledo, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$64 - $154

Bus  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Warsaw, IN
  3. Take the bus from Warsaw, IN to Columbus, OH

$78 - $153

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Columbus 447.1 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Columbus is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Columbus is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $310 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Chicago, Il and Toledo, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 57 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Columbus is 333 miles. The road distance is 447.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Columbus without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 55 min and costs $90 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Milwaukee to Columbus, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Columbus is to fly which takes 5 h 10 min and costs $140 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $160 and takes 10 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 333.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Milwaukee to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to Columbus via Chicago, Il and Toledo, Oh in around 10 h 57 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
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
Coach USA
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 Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
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
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $110
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Warsaw, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Warsaw, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Book at
hoosierride.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
baronsbus.com

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