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There are 5 ways to get from Salt Lake City 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 to Columbus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Columbus (CMH) SLC - CMH

$184 - $758

Cheapest option

Bus  •  46 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Denver, Co
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Frisco
  3. Take the bus from Frisco to Columbus, Oh

$179 - $488

3 alternative options

Fly to Dayton, bus  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Dayton (DAY) SLC - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$210 - $766

Train, bus  •  43 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$268 - $765

Drive  •  26 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to Columbus 1720.1 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Salt Lake City to Columbus is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 26 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to Columbus is to fly which costs $180 - $800 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salt Lake City to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City, Ut and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Denver, Co and Frisco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 25 min.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and Columbus is 1524 miles. The road distance is 1720.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Columbus without a car is to train and bus which takes 43 h 34 min and costs $260 - $800.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Salt Lake City to Columbus, including transfers.

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Salt Lake City to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Columbus is to fly which takes 6 h 41 min and costs $180 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $490 and takes 46 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salt Lake City Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Salt Lake City to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Columbus, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Salt Lake City to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 1524.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

What companies run services between Salt Lake City, UT, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Salt Lake City to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Denver, Co and Frisco in around 46 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Salt Lake City to Dayton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Salt Lake City to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Salt Lake City to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Salt Lake City to Dayton via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Salt Lake City to Dayton via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Salt Lake City to Dayton via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Salt Lake City to Columbus via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Salt Lake City to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Dayton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Salt Lake City to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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 Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
34 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
Train from Chicago Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
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 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 Toledo, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Denver, Co to Frisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Frisco to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Regional Transportation District
Phone
+1 303-299-6000
Website
rtd-denver.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center to Frisco Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
rtd-denver.com
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Frisco Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
ridebustang.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Frisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Columbus is 2 h ahead of Salt Lake City. It is currently 6:41 PM in Salt Lake City and 8:41 PM in Columbus.

Yes, the driving distance between Salt Lake City to Columbus is 1720 miles. It takes approximately 26 h 32 min to drive from Salt Lake City to Columbus.

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Salt Lake City Airport to Columbus Airport.

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Book your Salt Lake City to Columbus bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City Airport is to line 704 tram which takes 25 min and costs $3.

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