There are 5 ways to get from Phoenix to Columbus by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Columbus (CMH) PHX - CMH

$194 - $607

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Bus  •  41 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to St Louis, Mo 1342 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Columbus, Oh 1612 / ...

$181 - $461

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Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  46 h 23 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Phoenix, AZ - Sky Harbor Airport to Flagstaff, AZ
  2. Take the train from Flagstaff Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh

Bus via Clinton-Blue  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Chicago, Il 1364
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH Chicago / ...

$198 - $533

Drive  •  30 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Columbus 1931.2 miles

$180 - $280

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Phoenix to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Phoenix, Az and arriving at Columbus, Oh via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 57 min.

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The distance between Phoenix and Columbus is 1674 miles. The road distance is 1931.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 41 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Phoenix to Columbus, including transfers.

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Phoenix to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Phoenix, Az station.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Columbus is to fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 41 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Phoenix Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 32 min.

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Phoenix to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Columbus, Oh station.

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Columbus is 2 h ahead of Phoenix. It is currently 8:18 PM in Phoenix and 11:18 PM in Columbus.

Yes, the driving distance between Phoenix to Columbus is 1931 miles. It takes approximately 30 h 13 min to drive from Phoenix to Columbus.

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  • Distance: 1673.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Phoenix, AZ, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Phoenix to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phoenix to Columbus via St Louis, Mo in around 41 h 57 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Flagstaff Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
32 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,100
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Phoenix, Az to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
33 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $230
Flexible
$270 - $360
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
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
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
42 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$160 - $280
Flexible
$320 - $420
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Phoenix, AZ - Sky Harbor Airport to Flagstaff, AZ
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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

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