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Journey Information

Chicago to Columbus, OH bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$28.00
Shortest Duration7h 45m
Trips per day18
Bus lines3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Columbus
4.8
Based on 5 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Barons Bus Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.7
Value
4.3
Condition
5.0
Nabbo
5.0
January 1, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Nothing but breaks
Cons
Chair lean back so people can lay down good n watching movie there never been movie playing
Kim
5.0
May 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I forgot the driver name going but he is so professional a great driver so nice to every customer. I didn't care for the driver when I came back I think Monday he was really late getting us back.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Miller Transportation report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
4.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.0
Saurin
4.0
March 9, 2020Business
Pros
It was prompt and on or before time coz of tail winds.
Cons
Accept digital tickets. Wifi wasn't working.
Robert
5.0
September 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was fun I drove Tours buses in Alaska so it was good to see from a passager exp. I was in front of handicap so seat wont recline but I made it.
Cons
Well first after handicap is off reset seat so anyone in front can recline to relax.. other then that TP was out so women had tough time with restroom duty.. #1 replace 1/4 rolls and always check bathroom for TP..

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Columbus?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $34.50 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Columbus. Buses from Columbus to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $34.50 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 19 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $18.56 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 10 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 276 miles (444 kilometers) from Chicago to Columbus. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Chicago to Columbus at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Chicago to Columbus, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Chicago to Columbus every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Columbus?

There are 3 bus lines from Chicago to Columbus. With 13 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines38h 12m$36.77
Greyhound1313h 17m$47.02
Miller Transportation48h 23m$55.27

Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?

Buses to Columbus leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Columbus?

Buses arrive in Columbus at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Columbus, Ohio:

  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
  • Columbus Intl Arpt
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St

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