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

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Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Columbus  •  3 h 53 min

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

$131 - $407

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Train, bus Hoosier Ride  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station Bnsf
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...

$35 - $118

4 alternative options

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

  1. Take the train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) ORD - CMH

$121 - $288

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$156 - $287

Train Amtrak, bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Naperville 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

$72 - $178

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Naperville to Columbus 377.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Naperville to Columbus is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Naperville to Columbus is to train and fly which costs $130 - $410 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Naperville and Columbus is 299 miles. The road distance is 377.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Naperville to Columbus without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 48 min and costs $70 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Naperville to Columbus, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Columbus is 1 h ahead of Naperville. It is currently 11:27 AM in Naperville and 12:27 PM in Columbus.

Yes, the driving distance between Naperville to Columbus is 377 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to drive from Naperville to Columbus.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Columbus Airport.

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There are 241+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Naperville to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 298.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

What companies run services between Naperville, IL, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

There is no direct connection from Naperville to Columbus. However, you can take the train to Chicago Union Station, take the walk to LaSalle/Van Buren, take the subway to Midway, take the walk to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Columbus, take the walk to Columbus, OH - Airport, then take the bus to Columbus. Alternatively, you can take the train to Chicago Union Station, take the walk to Clinton-Blue, take the subway to O'Hare, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Columbus, take the walk to Columbus, OH - Airport, then take the bus to Columbus.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
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
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
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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