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

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Bus  •  6 h

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

$39 - $92

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 43 min

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

$55 - $108

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to Columbus 239 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Indianapolis to Columbus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Columbus (CMH) IND - CMH

$169 - $832

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly to Columbus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Columbus (CMH) MDW - CMH

$144 - $443

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Columbus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbus (CMH) ORD - CMH

$132 - $321

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$167 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to Columbus is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from West Lafayette to Columbus is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Lafayette and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Cincinnati, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between West Lafayette and Columbus is 210 miles. The road distance is 239 miles.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $35 - $95.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from West Lafayette to Columbus, including transfers.

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West Lafayette to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Lafayette station.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Columbus is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $850 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between West Lafayette to Columbus is 239 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to drive from West Lafayette to Columbus.

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Air Canada, Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Columbus Airport.

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Map of how to get from West Lafayette to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 210 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between West Lafayette, IN, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from West Lafayette to Columbus via Cincinnati, Oh in around 6 h. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from West Lafayette to Columbus hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
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
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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
Every 2 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
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 Dayton Trotwood, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com

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