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Bloomington - Columbus Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Bloomington to Columbus. Traveling by bus from Bloomington to Columbus usually takes around 10 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Miller Transportation bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance196 mi (315 km)
Shortest duration6h 10m
Cheapest price$35.00
Most frequent serviceMiller Transportation
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Bloomington to Columbus?

Typically $42.86 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Columbus. Any tickets cheaper than $42.86 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Bloomington to Columbus is expected to range from $37 to $50. If you are looking to travel to Columbus within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $38. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $37 and can be found on May 25, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $38 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bloomington to Columbus in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $46 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 14 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $22.91 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Bloomington to Columbus?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Bloomington to Columbus. Miller Transportation connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Miller Transportation610h 30m$46.19
  • Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation

    Miller Transportation, through its popular bus service Hoosier Ride, connects a number of cities across six states in the Midwest via intercity bus travel. Miller buses keep you connected throughout your journey with free WiFi and power outlets on board. The carrier is consistently rated well for on-time bus arrivals. The trip from Bloomington to Columbus usually lasts 10 hours and 30 minutes on Miller Transportation, and ticket prices start at $35.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bloomington to Columbus during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Bloomington to Columbus?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 196 miles from Bloomington to Columbus. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Because many passengers travel from Bloomington 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bloomington?

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bloomington to Columbus, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Bloomington to Columbus every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

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

Where does the bus leave from in Bloomington?

Main departure station: Bloomington Transit Ctr

Most buses depart from the main station in Bloomington.

All bus stations in Bloomington:

  • Bloomington Transit Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Columbus?

Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St  - CMHGLI2-0

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Main arrival station: Columbus, Ohio

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.

All bus stations in Columbus:

  • Columbus, Ohio

  • Ohio State University

  • Intl Arpt

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