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There are 8 ways to get from Purdue University to Columbus by bus, train, shuttle, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Cincinnati, Oh 4511
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1156 / ...

$47 - $106

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH

$64 - $119

Shuttle, bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
  3. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH

$57 - $79

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Columbus 239.9 miles

$23 - $35

Shuttle to Indianapolis, fly to Columbus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Columbus (CMH) IND - CMH

$169 - $832

Shuttle to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Columbus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) ORD - CMH

$172 - $335

Shuttle to Chicago Midway, fly to Columbus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus (CMH) MDW - CMH

$186 - $464

Shuttle to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$207 - $334

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The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to Columbus is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Columbus is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and Columbus is 211 miles. The road distance is 239.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 44 min and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Purdue University to Columbus, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purdue University to Columbus is 240 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Purdue University to Columbus.

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

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There are 213+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 210.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

What companies run services between Purdue University, IN, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Purdue University to Columbus via Lafayette and Cincinnati, Oh in around 6 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
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 Lafayette to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from University of Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com
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