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There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Ohio State University by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Columbus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Columbus (CMH) PHL - CMH

$169 - $490

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Bus  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$55 - $132

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Columbus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Columbus (CMH) BWI - CMH

$205 - $705

Train to Newark, fly to Columbus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Columbus (CMH) EWR - CMH

$188 - $616

Fly Philadelphia to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 23 min

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

$186 - $1,374

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Columbus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Columbus (CMH) DCA - CMH

$175 - $616

Train, bus  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$84 - $209

Drive  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Ohio State University 476.3 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Ohio State University is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Ohio State University is to fly which costs $160 - $490 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Ohio State University. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Neil Ave & W 11Th Ave via S 4Th St & E Town St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 58 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Ohio State University is 418 miles. The road distance is 476.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Ohio State University without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 58 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Philadelphia to Ohio State University, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Ohio State University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Ohio State University is to fly which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $160 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $140 and takes 11 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 41 min.

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Philadelphia to Ohio State University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Columbus, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Ohio State University.
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  • Distance: 418.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Ohio State University, OH, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Ohio State University hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to Ohio State University 5 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Dayton via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
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 Philadelphia, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Ohio State University is 476 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to drive from Philadelphia to Ohio State University.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Columbus Airport.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Ohio State University. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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