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traveling from Chicago to Columbus by bus

Cheapest price$20.00
Shortest Duration8h 0m
Trips per day11
bus carriers3
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How can I get the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago to Columbus?

The best way to get the cheapest 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 $28.73. 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 from Chicago to Columbus?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Columbus by bus is at 6:00 AM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 12:00 PM on Tuesday 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.

How many daily bus trips are there from Chicago to Columbus?

On average there are 11 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Chicago to Columbus, with an average of 5 trips per day and 109 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Chicago to Columbus. Of the 11 trips there are 5 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

bus lines that run from Chicago to Columbus

Miller Transportation

Miller Transportation operates, on average, 4 bus schedule(s) from Chicago to Columbus. The average Miller Transportation ticket to Columbus costs $48.75. Cheap Miller Transportation tickets to Columbus are available on Wanderu starting from $28.00. In Chicago, Miller Transportation departs from Dan Ryan Bus Station and 1 other station. In Columbus, Miller Transportation arrives at Greyhound Station - 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 $50.82 for a weekend getaway trip to Columbus.

Miller Transportation
Miller Transportation
Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 30m
Avg. Price
$48.75

Greyhound

Greyhound operates, on average, 5 bus schedule(s) from Chicago to Columbus. The average Greyhound ticket to Columbus costs $46.72. Cheap Greyhound tickets to Columbus are available on Wanderu starting from $31.00. In Chicago, Greyhound departs from Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station. In Columbus, Greyhound arrives at Greyhound Station - 111 E Town St and no other station.

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

On weekends, Greyhound offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $48.39 for a weekend getaway trip to Columbus.

Greyhound
Greyhound
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 56m
Avg. Price
$46.72

Barons Bus Lines

Barons Bus Lines operates, on average, 2 bus schedule(s) from Chicago to Columbus. The average Barons Bus Lines ticket to Columbus costs $36.73. Cheap Barons Bus Lines tickets to Columbus are available on Wanderu starting from $20.00. In Chicago, Barons Bus Lines departs from Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St and no other station. In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Greyhound Station - 111 E Town St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Chicago to Columbus takes 8 hours and 48 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 $38.82 for a weekend getaway trip to Columbus.

Barons Bus Lines
Barons Bus Lines
Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 48m
Avg. Price
$36.73

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 Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station.
  • Greyhound 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. Greyhound Station - 111 E Town St, Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St are the main bus stations in Columbus for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Greyhound Station - 111 E Town St
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St