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There are 7 ways to get from Montreal to Columbus by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Columbus (CMH) YUL - CMH

$134 - $277

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Bus  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH

$76 - $178

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Detroit, Mi  •  15 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Columbus, Oh

$164 - $328

Train, bus  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Buffalo
  3. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$185 - $384

Bus via Ottawa, ON  •  22 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Montréal, QC to Ottawa, ON
  2. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH

$77 - $251

Train Amtrak, bus  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$144 - $387

Drive  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Columbus 718.1 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Columbus is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 12 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Columbus is to fly which costs $170 - $370 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montreal to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Montreal and arriving at Columbus, OH via Toronto, ON and Buffalo, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 23 min.

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The distance between Montreal and Columbus is 984 km. The road distance is 1148.9 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 23 min and costs $95 - $240.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Montreal to Columbus, including transfers.

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Montreal to Columbus bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, depart from Montreal station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Columbus is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs $170 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $240 and takes 16 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from Montreal Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 615.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Columbus, OH, USA?

Air Canada, Delta and two other airlines fly from Montreal to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montreal to Columbus via Toronto, ON and Buffalo, NY in around 16 h 23 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $75
Economy
$75 - $110
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$130 - $180
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $95
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 Buffalo Depew Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$350 - $480
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 Detroit, Mi to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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megabus.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Book at
megabus.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45
Bus from Montréal, QC to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $50
Online Fare
$40 - $65
Standard Fare
$55 - $85
Refundable
$60 - $90

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Columbus is 1149 km. It takes approximately 12 h 22 min to drive from Montreal to Columbus.

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Air Canada, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Montreal Airport to Columbus Airport.

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There are 210+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 21 min and costs $4.

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