There are 5 ways to get from Nashville to Columbus by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 2 min

  1. BNA - CMH

$158 - $711

Cheapest option

Bus #2  •  9 h 40 min

  1. 1156 / ...

$40 - $100

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 44 min

$50 - $108

Bus via Nashville, Tn  •  8 h 7 min

$55 - $133

Drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. 381.6 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Nashville, TN, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Nashville to Columbus twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nashville to Columbus via Louisville, KY, Louisville, Ky, and Cincinnati, Oh in around 7 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nashville and Columbus is 536 km. The road distance is 611 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nashville to Columbus is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Nashville to Columbus is to fly which takes 3 h 2 min and costs $150 - $750.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nashville, Tn and arriving at Columbus, Oh. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Nashville to Columbus, including transfers.