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There are 5 ways to get from State College to Columbus by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Columbus (CMH) SCE - CMH

$176 - $922

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Bus via State College, PA  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$39 - $82

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA 730 Harrisburg / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$55 - $122

Bus #2  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa 4691 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$45 - $106

Drive  •  5h 43m

  1. Drive from State College to Columbus 319.6 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from State College to Columbus is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from State College to Columbus is to fly which costs $170 - $950 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from State College to Columbus. However, there are services departing from E. College Ave at S. Allen Street and arriving at Columbus, Oh via State College, PA and Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 23m.

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The distance between State College and Columbus is 278 miles. The road distance is 319.6 miles.

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The best way to get from State College to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 8h 23m and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from State College to Columbus, including transfers.

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State College to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from State College, Pa station.

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The best way to get from State College to Columbus is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs $170 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 8h 23m.

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There is no direct flight from State College Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 42m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from State College to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 278.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between State College, PA, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from State College to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from State College to Columbus via North Atherton Place at McDonalds, State College, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Pittsburgh, Pa in around 8h 23m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from State College to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from State College to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from State College to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from State College to Columbus via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from State College to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from State College, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Yes, the driving distance between State College to Columbus is 320 miles. It takes approximately 5h 43m to drive from State College to Columbus.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from State College Airport to Columbus Airport.

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Book your State College to Columbus bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from State College to State College Airport is to taxi which takes 12m and costs $14 - $17.

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