There are 7 ways to get from Minneapolis 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 to Columbus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Columbus (CMH) MSP - CMH

$164 - $378

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  17 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toledo, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$94 - $229

5 alternative options

Fly to Dayton, bus  •  5 h 10 min

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

$189 - $437

Train, bus via Toledo Amtrak  •  17 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$132 - $353

Train, bus  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...

$95 - $293

Bus via Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St  •  21 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison 965
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Warsaw, IN
  4. Take the bus from Warsaw, IN to Columbus, OH

$144 - $225

Drive  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Columbus 765.9 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Columbus is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 12 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Columbus is to fly which costs $160 - $380 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Columbus is 631 miles. The road distance is 765.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Minneapolis to Columbus, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, Mn and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Chicago, Il and Toledo, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 37 min.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 37 min and costs $90 - $230.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 630.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Columbus via Chicago, Il and Toledo, Oh in around 17 h 37 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
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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 Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
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
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
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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