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Journey Information

Cincinnati to Columbus bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$16.03
Fastest time1h 35m
Trips per day10
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Cincinnati to Columbus right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Does the bus take you directly from Cincinnati to Columbus?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Cincinnati to Columbus. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

How much is a bus ticket from Cincinnati to Columbus?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $16.03 was the low point for bus fares from Cincinnati to Columbus. Buses from Columbus to Cincinnati are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $16.03 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $22.14 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 35 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Cincinnati to Columbus for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cincinnati?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cincinnati to Columbus, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Cincinnati to Columbus every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Cincinnati to Columbus?

There are 3 bus lines from Cincinnati, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio. With 8 daily trips, Barons Bus Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines84h 31m$33.25
Greyhound24h 56m$25.25
Tornado Bus12h 45m$214.34

Where does the bus leave from in Cincinnati?

Buses to Columbus leave from multiple locations in Cincinnati, Ohio. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • 1005 Gilbert Ave
  • Univ of Cinc - 2815 Commons Way
  • Las Delicias

Where does the bus arrive in Columbus?

Buses arrive in Columbus at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Columbus, Ohio:

  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
  • Columbus Intl Arpt
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St
  • La Plaza Tapatia 302

Price trends for buses from Cincinnati to Columbus

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepOct

Monthly average prices

$33$27$20$13$7ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$67$53$40$27$133020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH
5.0
Based on 12 ratings and reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Barons Bus Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.9
Staff
4.9
Value
4.4
Condition
5.0
Chau
5.0
January 14, 2020Business
Pros
I like that it was very clean. Cleaness is important to me. Next, it was not too crammed, and the price was decent, safe driving, I feel happy.
Cons
In the future I hope there can be e-ticket so we can save our Earth.
David
5.0
January 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Great trip, plenty of room and no one blaring their music.
Cons
It was great.
Tips
This bus was wonderful for within state travel.
Terry
5.0
October 13, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Being able to relax and have someone else do the driving. Loved the phone chargers
Cons
Better internet
Yi
5.0
September 2, 2019Solo travel
Pros
There were no incidents along the way. Pretty good trip.
Cons
None
Tips
None

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
4.0
Amy
5.0
November 24, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
On time, actually arrived early, the driver was very nice and informative.

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