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City Information

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

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:

  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St

  • Ohio State University

  • Intl Arpt

  • Columbus Intl Arpt

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

  • La Plz Tapatia #302

What bus companies travel to Columbus, Ohio?

Located in Ohio, Columbus is accessible by bus from 260 other cities. You can choose from 1284 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
Greyhound1121d 0h 47m$103.92
Barons Bus Lines628h 1m$47.34
Miller Transportation619h 59m$43.44
Jefferson Lines481d 3h 37m$150.81
Tornado Bus1322h 15m$221.97
FlixBus US55h 50m$26.02
El Expreso Bus31d 2h 40m$237.43
  • 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.

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 Huber Heights to Columbus had the lowest average price at $4.99.

Where is the bus station in Columbus, OH?

The busiest bus station in Columbus is Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St. The distance between Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St to the center of Columbus is 0.2 miles. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The other popular bus stations in Columbus are:

  • Ohio State University
  • Intl Arpt

Which bus service 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 4.9 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.

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 24 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 538 in United States. Columbus has the second most number of destinations in Ohio that are connected to Columbus by bus service. Each day 250 direct bus schedules arrive in the Columbus.

What is the population of Columbus?

The population of Columbus is 850106. Columbus ranks number 6 in terms of population in Ohio and number 132 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 Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St, located just 0.2 miles away. Select Bus Terminal - 111 E Town 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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