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About Columbus

Brimming with life and cultural events, Columbus is the affordable destination of your dreams! Featuring a budding art scene, Columbus attracts art lovers through the exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Arts where children and adults alike can indulge in thought-provoking artworks. Fans of sports should not miss out on a baseball game at Huntington Park, which offers reasonably-priced tickets; it is also rarely crowded. For those who simply want to stroll about, the German Village offers a quaint and scenic view rarely seen elsewhere.

As the sun goes down, dig deeper into the German heritage of Columbus by enjoying a traditional schnitzel dish at the Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus. When you are looking for a quick snack, Bodega serves some of the best sandwiches in town, and there are up to 47 varieties of craft beers for you to choose from.

Columbus’ busiest bus station is located on E Town St., and it offers intercity bus trips to Cleveland, Chicago, New York and many other cities. The Columbus Union Station was the first union station ever built, and it’s served by Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited train lines. The local airport, the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, is located on the east side of the city, 6 miles east of Downtown. It provides access to 31 other airports.

Station Information

Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St  - CMHGLI2-0

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The Bus Terminal at 111 E Town St is Columbus’ hub for intercity bus service on a variety of carriers including Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Miller Transportation, Barons Bus Lines, and Amtrak Thruway. Conveniently located in downtown Columbus, the station’s area features several parking lots, hotels, and fast food restaurants. The waiting area within the station building includes restrooms, vending machines, and even arcade-style games if you’re prone to boredom while waiting for the bus. From this station, you can travel to destinations including Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York.

Popular bus stations in Columbus:

  • Columbus Bus Station

  • Ohio State University

  • Columbus Intl Arpt

  • Intl Arpt

  • NE Corner of E Rich St and S 3rd St

  • La Plz Tapatia #302

  • Ohio State University - Moritz Law Library

What bus companies travel to Columbus, Ohio?

Located in Ohio, Columbus is accessible by bus from 135 other cities. You can choose from 519 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Columbus on Wanderu. Barons Bus Lines usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Columbus are also available.

Bus companies serving Columbus

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US6910h 27m$74.31
Barons Bus Lines656h 33m$36.75
Miller Transportation6113h 2m$64.82
Jefferson Lines571d 4h 0m$175.67
Tornado Bus291d 0h 9m$238.71
Greyhound109h 57m$79.07
OurBus45h 54m$47.16
El Expreso Bus322h 2m$241.43
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Barons Bus Lines

    Barons Bus Lines

    Barons Bus Lines is a ground transportation company that serves various cities across the Midwest. The company follows through on its slogan of "ride like royalty" with a fleet of modern coaches boasting enhanced amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, ADA accessible steps, and spacious bathrooms. With a reputation for skilled drivers, top-notch safety, and stellar customer service, it's no wonder Barons Bus won the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for #1 Business Travelers' Favorite.

  • Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation, through its popular bus service Hoosier Ride, connects a number of cities across six states in the Midwest via intercity bus travel. Miller buses keep you connected throughout your journey with free WiFi and power outlets on board. The carrier is consistently rated well for on-time bus arrivals.

  • Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines is a well-established intercity bus company with service to some of the Midwest’s top travel destinations. As one of the United States’ largest bus service providers, Jefferson Lines is beloved by students, commuters, and vacationers in America’s heartland. Travel with Jefferson Lines is comfortable thanks to reclining seats, individual climate controls, restrooms, and free WiFi. You can even check the status of your trip with their bus tracker tool.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

  • Greyhound


    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • OurBus


    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso is a bus company with service to nine US states, including Illinois, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Their buses have TV screens for onboard entertainment, outlets, complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning, and most of their staff is fluent in English and Spanish.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Columbus?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Columbus by bus with Barons Bus Lines giving them a 4.8 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Barons Bus Lines had the most comfortable bus service to Columbus taking into account the seats and amenities that Barons Bus Lines offers. They rate Barons Bus Lines a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Columbus punctually, travelers suggest that Wanda Coach has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Columbus, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Columbus?

$4.00 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Columbus, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Columbus. In the last month, buses from Lancaster to Columbus had the lowest average price at $5.00.

Where is the bus station in Columbus, OH?

The busiest bus station in Columbus is Columbus Bus Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Columbus are:

  • Columbus Bus Station
  • Ohio State University
  • Columbus Intl Arpt

What is the closest airport to Columbus, OH?

The closest airport to Columbus is Port Columbus Intl Airport (CMH), it is located 6.2 miles from the city center of Columbus.

Is Columbus a popular bus travel destination?

Columbus ranks number 19 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 444 in United States. Columbus has the most bus connections in the region. There are 141 bus schedules arriving in Columbus each day.

What is the population of Columbus?

The population of Columbus is 850106. Columbus ranks number 7 in terms of population in Ohio and number 144 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Columbus cost?

Bus tickets to Columbus range from $4 for a short trip to Columbus, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Columbus starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Columbus can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $15.

What type of traveler does Columbus attract?

People who take the bus to Columbus are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Columbus easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Columbus?

The closest bus station to the city center of Columbus is NE Corner of E Rich St and S 3rd St, located just 0.3 miles away. Select NE Corner of E Rich St and S 3rd St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Columbus. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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