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About Barons Bus

Barons Bus is a bus transportation company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with service in 68+ cities in the Midwest. Founded in 2012 by the former owners of Lakefront Lines, Barons Bus boasts one of the newest fleets of modern buses in the U.S. These buses are replete with enhanced features such as free WiFi, power outlets, ADA accessible steps and spacious bathrooms, in line with the company's slogan of "ride like royalty." As one of the highest-rated bus services, Barons is known for its skilled drivers, top-notch safety record, and stellar customer service.

Barons Bus Lines can be found operating in major cities such as Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, and Cincinnati. With tickets starting at just €2.65, it is a popular and affordable option for college students. Barons Bus provides service on multiple university campuses including the Ohio State University, University of Michigan, Kenyon College, and West Virginia University.

Contact Barons Bus

Phone number: US: 1 (888) 378-3823

Barons Bus Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Power outletPower outlet
WiFiWiFi

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Barons Bus bus coverage

Daily Trips9,176
stations75
cities68
countries1

What travelers are saying about Barons Bus

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Barons Bus had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 34 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 72 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 89 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 100 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 104 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 86 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 101 reviews

Barons Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Barons Bus

(Based on 125 reviews)

4.4
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.1

Timeliness

4.7

Staff

4.4

Value

4.0

Condition

4.6

Barons Bus passenger reviews

3.0

sriram

30 December 2021- Visiting family

Columbus to Cincinnati

Cons: The seats were not at all clean. It had dust all over the seat. And also it would really helpful if we were given seat no's when we do the reservation for travel. Tips: They should be clean and well behaved and better not put any luggage in the way in between.

Cons: The seats were not at all clean. It had dust all over the seat. And also it would really helpful if we were given seat no's when we do the reservation for travel. Tips: They should be clean and well behaved and better not put any luggage in the way in between.

4.0

Joselito

26 December 2021- Visiting family

Chicago to Columbus

Pros: Efficient and on time. Cons: Driver’s attitude. This one, I give him 2. His way of talking is very condescending. I know that you have to inform passengers of rules and all but can’t yell at them (at me!). I’m willing to listen but you are not my boss. It makes ...

Pros: Efficient and on time. Cons: Driver’s attitude. This one, I give him 2. His way of talking is very condescending. I know that you have to inform passengers of rules and all but can’t yell at them (at me!). I’m willing to listen but you are not my boss. It makes me do t want to use Barons busses next time. There other option out there that are more professional. Tips: Be ready to be yelled at for no reason.

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1.0

Marilyn

23 December 2021- Visiting family

Cleveland to Chicago

Pros: I needed to get from point A to point B. Cons: The driver didn’t say a word. We didn’t leave on time. For some reason they waited for 2 passengers that was late. Tips: Don’t depend on arriving on time.

Pros: I needed to get from point A to point B. Cons: The driver didn’t say a word. We didn’t leave on time. For some reason they waited for 2 passengers that was late. Tips: Don’t depend on arriving on time.

4.0

Isabel

22 December 2021- Visiting family

Cleveland to Chicago

Pros: Driver was helpful and made sure to communicate clearly with passengers, arrived within fifteen minutes of expected arrival time, bus was relatively clean. Cons: No mask policy enforced. Many passengers and the driver himself were maskless. Tips: Take whatever yo...

Pros: Driver was helpful and made sure to communicate clearly with passengers, arrived within fifteen minutes of expected arrival time, bus was relatively clean. Cons: No mask policy enforced. Many passengers and the driver himself were maskless. Tips: Take whatever you consider to be maximum COVID precautions!

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2.0

Vanessa

13 December 2021- Solo travel

Columbus to Chicago

Pros: Quick and no layovers. Cons: Make sure no creepy people approach others on the bus. Tips: Keep to yourself if you're traveling alone. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you're not sure where to go or what to do next. Keep your headphones in and don't let anyone ...

Pros: Quick and no layovers. Cons: Make sure no creepy people approach others on the bus. Tips: Keep to yourself if you're traveling alone. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you're not sure where to go or what to do next. Keep your headphones in and don't let anyone bother you like the experience that I had on the bus.

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Barons Bus Routes & Network

Barons Bus’s bus network features 4782 bus routes that connect 68 cities serving 75 stations. On average, Barons Bus performs about 9176 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Barons Bus offers the highest number of daily bus service include Buffalo and Columbus.

Top Cities Served by Barons Bus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Columbus35:01 am4:40 am
Chicago35:10 am4:40 am
Cincinnati45:01 am4:35 am
Cleveland35:01 am4:40 am
Akron35:01 am4:40 am
Fort Wayne45:10 am4:40 am
Indianapolis35:10 am4:15 am
Detroit35:01 am4:35 am
Athens45:01 am4:40 am

Top States Served by Barons Bus

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Pennsylvania220Erie
West Virginia979Charleston
Indiana19256South Bend
Michigan377Ann Arbor
New York260Buffalo
Ohio38359Columbus
Illinois1123Chicago

Most popular Barons Bus routes

The bus from Buffalo to Columbus is Barons Bus’s most popular route. Trips from Columbus to Akron and Detroit to Indianapolis are also highly popular.

Top Barons Bus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Buffalo to Columbus39h 39m€31
Columbus to Akron52h 13m€22
Detroit to Indianapolis26h 25m€47
Fort Wayne to Chicago34h 0m€35
Cincinnati to Columbus145h 24m€12
Cincinnati to Chicago1013h 45m€36
Cleveland to Chicago413h 12m€27
Columbus to Chicago58h 2m€24
Cleveland to Columbus63h 14m€18

Barons Bus Cancellation Policy

Barons Bus Lines tickets are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled. Remember to double check all of your travel details before completing your booking.

Barons Bus Lines tickets can only be used on the date and time you booked, and you may not be able to reschedule your ticket if your travel plans change. You may call Barons Bus Lines’ customer service phone number at 1 (888) 378-3823 to request an exchange, but unfortunately most tickets are not eligible to be rescheduled.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can add to your purchase. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and benefits if your bus is delayed, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your travel plans. You may be reimbursed if you cannot travel on your bus trip due to covered reasons which include illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Barons Bus Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Barons Bus buses have WiFi?

Yes, Barons Bus offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Barons Bus will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Barons Bus WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the bus?

Yes, there are power points onboard Barons Bus buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Barons Bus might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Barons Bus's schedule?

On a typical day, Barons Bus has 9176 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Barons Bus does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Barons Bus requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Barons Bus’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Barons Bus’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on Barons Bus buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Barons Bus buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Barons Bus does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Barons Bus ticket?

Yes, Barons Bus requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Does Barons Bus offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Barons Bus focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Barons Bus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 9,176 Barons Bus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Barons Bus tickets start at just €2.65. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Barons Bus tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Barons Bus tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Barons Bus prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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