There are 11 ways to get from Princeton to Columbus by train, 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.

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Train to Newark, fly to Columbus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Columbus (CMH) EWR - CMH

$185 - $583

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Bus  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY to Columbus, OH

$68 - $85

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Train to Philadelphia, fly to Columbus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Columbus (CMH) PHL - CMH

$192 - $536

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Columbus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Columbus (CMH) LGA - CMH

$139 - $633

Train to New York JFK, fly to Columbus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Columbus (CMH) JFK - CMH

$161 - $632

Train to Baltimore, fly to Columbus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Columbus (CMH) BWI - CMH

$198 - $684

Train to Newark, fly to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Dayton (DAY) EWR - DAY
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$160 - $482

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Dayton (DAY) PHL - DAY
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$207 - $1,415

Train, bus Sky Horse Bus  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Columbus, OH

$81 - $91

Train Amtrak, bus  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Pittsburgh Amtrak Pennsylvanian
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$84 - $229

Drive  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Columbus 503.7 miles

$45 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Columbus is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 8 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Columbus is to train and fly which costs $180 - $600 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Columbus is 444 miles. The road distance is 503.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 8 min and costs $65 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Princeton to Columbus, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Columbus is 504 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to drive from Princeton to Columbus.

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Air Canada, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Columbus Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 443.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Princeton to Columbus via New York Port Authority, 42 St - Bryant Pk, East Broadway, and New York City, NY in around 12 h 8 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Newark to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Dayton via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Dayton via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Newark to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Newark to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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 Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com
Spring Tour Bus
Phone
+1 917-288-6888 / (513) 658-8886
Email
cs@springtourbus.com
Website
springtourbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
springtourbus.com
Book at
springtourbus.com
Sky Horse Bus
Phone
+1 917.288.6888
Email
vaseagull@gotobus.com
Website
skyhorsebus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$67
Schedules at
skyhorsebus.com
Jaguar Bus Tour
Phone
+1 917-398-0398
Email
help@iLIKEBUS.com
Bus from New York, NY - 59 Canal St. to Columbus, OH - 139 E Main St
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
ijaguarbus.com

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