COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Find bus tickets from Ann Arbor to Columbus

switcheroo
Lowest PricesWe work directly with hundreds of bus & train carriers to find the best available fares.
No Wanderu FeesWe never add any extra fees. We just make it easy to book your bus & train tickets.
Best Travel OptionsWe help you find & compare the best buses and trains in one place.

Journey Information

Ann Arbor to Columbus bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$34.00
Shortest Duration8h 35m
Trips per day2
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Ann Arbor to Columbus right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Ann Arbor to Columbus?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $48.40 was the low point for bus fares from Ann Arbor to Columbus. Buses from Columbus to Ann Arbor are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $48.40 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 14 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $14.27 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 11 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 165 miles (265 kilometers) from Ann Arbor, MI to Columbus, OH. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 35 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Ann Arbor to Columbus for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Ann Arbor?

The first bus leaves at 4:00pm and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Ann Arbor to Columbus, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Ann Arbor to Columbus. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

What bus companies travel from Ann Arbor to Columbus?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Columbus, Ohio. Of these two services, Barons Bus Lines usually offers more choice, with 2 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines211h 15m$53.20
Greyhound116h 15m$44.00

Where does the bus leave from in Ann Arbor?

Most buses depart from the main station in Ann Arbor, Michigan:

  • 325 Depot St - Amtrak Station

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

Price trends for buses from Ann Arbor to Columbus

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30NovDec

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10DJFMAMJJASON

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

wanderu
iPhone
wanderu
Android
Available on iOS & Android