There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Columbus by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Columbus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Columbus (CMH) DCA - CMH

$80 - $368

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Bus Megabus  •  10 h 25 min

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

$51 - $93

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Columbus  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Columbus (CMH) BWI - CMH

$178 - $635

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Columbus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Columbus (CMH) IAD - CMH

$91 - $385

Fly Reagan Washington to Dayton, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Dayton (DAY) DCA - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$150 - $717

Bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Pittsburgh, Pa 4411 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$56 - $132

Train, bus  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$75 - $187

Train, bus via Cleveland Amtrak  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Cleveland Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1537 / ...

$91 - $237

Drive  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Columbus 398.8 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Columbus is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Columbus is to fly which costs $75 - $370 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 5 min.

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The distance between Washington and Columbus is 328 miles. The road distance is 398.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 5 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Washington to Columbus, including transfers.

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Washington to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Columbus is to fly which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $75 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $140 and takes 10 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Columbus Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 328.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Washington to Columbus every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Columbus via Pittsburgh, Pa in around 10 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dayton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
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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 Washington Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
Train from Washington Union Station to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
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 Washington, Dc to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Columbus is 399 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to drive from Washington to Columbus.

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Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Columbus Airport.

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Book your Washington to Columbus bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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