There are 5 ways to get from Phoenix to Columbus by plane, bus, train 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  •  5 h 40 min

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

$194 - $607

Cheapest option

Bus  •  42 h 24 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

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  44 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Flagstaff, Az
  2. Take the train from Flagstaff Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$295 - $866

Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  47 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 Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH

Drive  •  30 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Columbus 1931.2 miles

$180 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Columbus is to drive which costs $180 - $280 and takes 30 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Columbus is to fly which costs $190 - $650 and takes 5 h 40 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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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Phoenix to Columbus, including transfers.

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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 42 h 24 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, American 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 42 h 24 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Flagstaff Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
32 h 12 min
Frequency
Once 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 Amtrak 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
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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
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Flagstaff, Az
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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

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