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There are 7 ways to get from Toronto to Columbus by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Toronto

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Columbus (CMH)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH

Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Columbus (CMH)

Train, bus via Detroit

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the bus from Detroit to Columbus

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Cleveland
  3. Take the bus from Cleveland to Columbus

Train, bus #2

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH

Drive

  1. Drive from Toronto to Columbus

Toronto to Columbus by train, car and bus

The journey time between Toronto and Columbus is around 12h 25m and covers a distance of around 425 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 10m. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 25m. Operated by VIA Rail and Greyhound USA, the Toronto to Columbus service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Columbus. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 15m
Layover time:
4h 10m
Total time:
12h 25m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
12h 25m
Journey distance:
425 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$92
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:15
Last service departs at:
12:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Columbus train, car and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Columbus is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 7h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Toronto to Columbus is to fly which takes 5h 12m and costs $230 - $600.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Columbus, OH via BNIA Drway & BNIA Terminal and Buffalo, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 21m.

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The distance between Toronto and Columbus is 318 miles. The road distance is 427.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Columbus without a car is to train and bus which takes 13h 9m and costs $130 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m to get from Toronto to Columbus, including transfers.

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Toronto to Columbus bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Columbus is to fly which takes 5h 12m and costs $230 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $160 and takes 13h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Toronto to Columbus bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Columbus, OH station.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 317.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 12m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Columbus, OH, USA?

Air Canada and Delta fly from Toronto to Columbus 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toronto to Columbus via BNIA Drway & BNIA Terminal, Washington St & South Division St, and Buffalo, NY in around 13h 21m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Columbus via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Columbus via Sudbury, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Columbus via Windsor, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Columbus via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Columbus via Boston, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $310
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Columbus via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Columbus via Montreal, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $340
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Columbus via Montreal, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $350
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $40
Business
$70 - $85
Economy
$47 - $50
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
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 Buffalo Depew Station to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
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 Detroit to Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Cleveland to Columbus
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Columbus is 427 miles. It takes approximately 7h 18m to drive from Toronto to Columbus.

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Air Canada and Delta offer flights from Toronto Airport to Columbus Airport.

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There are 213+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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