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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, OH (Bus Station)

  • Ohio State University

  • 4600 International Gateway

  • 100 E Rich St

  • Columbus

  • Columbus (Airport)

What bus companies travel to Columbus, Ohio?

Located in Ohio, Columbus is accessible by bus from 70 other cities. You can choose from 438 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Columbus on Wanderu. Greyhound 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 US29121h 15m$137.94
Greyhound11416h 55m$80.35
Barons Bus Lines7510h 3m$53.05
  • 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.

  • 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.

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 5 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 Barons Bus Lines 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

$10.00 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 Athens to Columbus had the lowest average price at $13.22. The bus from Mansfield to Columbus also tends to start at relatively low prices.

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

  • Columbus, OH (Bus Station)
  • Ohio State University
  • 4600 International Gateway
The closest airport to Columbus is Port Columbus Intl Airport (CMH), it is located 6.2 miles from the city center of Columbus.
Columbus ranks number 5 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 151 in United States. Columbus has the most bus connections in the region. There are 67 bus schedules arriving in Columbus each day.
The population of Columbus is 850106. Columbus ranks number 3 in terms of population in Ohio and number 62 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Columbus range from 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 $20.
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.
The closest bus station to the city center of Columbus is 100 E Rich St, located just 0.2 miles away. Select 100 E Rich 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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