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Chicago to Columbus bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$20.00
Shortest Duration8h 0m
Trips per day10
bus carriers3
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How to book cheap Chicago to Columbus bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Chicago to Columbus is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to Columbus were $28.76. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average $18.50 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Chicago to Columbus?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Columbus by bus is at 11:00 PM on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 8:00 PM on Monday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from Chicago to Columbus has the most daily schedules

On average there are 10 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Chicago to Columbus, with an average of 4 trips per day and 88 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Chicago to Columbus. Of the 10 trips there are 5 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

3 carriers offer Chicago to Columbus bus trips

Barons Bus Lines

Book Barons Bus Lines from Chicago to Columbus from $20.00. There are 2 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Chicago to Columbus and you can expect on average to pay $37.10 for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Columbus. In Chicago, Barons Bus Lines departs to Columbus from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and no other station. In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Chicago to Columbus takes 8 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Columbus in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $38.26 for a weekend getaway trip to Columbus.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 56m
Avg. Price
$37.10

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Columbus from $32.00. There are 4 Greyhound schedules from Chicago to Columbus and you can expect on average to pay $45.32 for a Greyhound ticket to Columbus. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Columbus from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station. In Columbus, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Columbus takes 8 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Columbus in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $48.03 for a weekend getaway trip to Columbus.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 30m
Avg. Price
$45.32

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Chicago to Columbus from $28.00. There are 4 Miller Transportation schedules from Chicago to Columbus and you can expect on average to pay $50.50 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Columbus. In Chicago, Miller Transportation departs to Columbus from Dan Ryan Bus Station and 1 other station. In Columbus, Miller Transportation arrives at Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St and no other station.

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Chicago to Columbus takes 8 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Columbus in 8 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $51.70 for a weekend getaway trip to Columbus.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 30m
Avg. Price
$50.50

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Chicago. Most bus trips to Columbus will depart from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station.
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
Bus trips arrive in Columbus at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St, Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St are the main bus stations in Columbus for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St