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Durham - Columbus Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Durham to Columbus. Traveling by bus from Durham to Columbus usually takes around 18 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance353 mi (569 km)
Shortest duration12h 10m
Cheapest price$91.00
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Durham to Columbus?

$98.71 is the average price of a bus ticket from Durham to Columbus. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $78 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Durham to Columbus in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $121 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Durham to Columbus?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound318h 14m$105.83
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Durham to Columbus every day, with the average journey taking around 18 hours and 14 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Columbus usually start from $91.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Durham 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Durham to Columbus?

The bus takes an average of 18 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 353 miles from Durham to Columbus. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Columbus at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 Durham?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Durham to Columbus, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Durham 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.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Durham to Columbus; ticket prices start at $212.00.

City Information

Durham

Durham is a little treasure cove for all fans of history and the United States’ heritage. The first and foremost thing you should try out is go on a hike on one of the city’s iconic trails. For a more traditional hiking experience, try the Eno River Trail. If you wish to enjoy a more unique experience, the American Tobacco Trail will be a better choice, as it follows the old CSX railroad. For those who want to explore the city’s rich history, check out the Stagville Plantation, which is now a museum dedicated to the city’s antebellum history, offering a unique historical perspective.

Durham’s food scene is vibrant and exciting. Fans of seafood will definitely be amazed at how fresh and delicious the seafood at Mateo Bar de Tapas is. If you wish to try out Italian eats with a twist, check out Devil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant.

The main bus station is the Transportation Center located at 515 W Pettigrew St in Downtown Durham. From there, you can take a bus to New York, Richmond, Washington D.C., and dozens of other destinations across the country. The main Amtrak train station in Durham is located around the corner from the bus stop at 601 W Main St. Durham is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian and Piedmont lines. The city’s air services are handled by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 12 miles southeast of the city.

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 Durham?

Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St  - DNCGLI-0

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Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St  - DNCGLI-1

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St

The intercity bus terminal at 515 W Pettigrew St is part of the Durham Station Transportation Center. The modern curved glass building is a hub for local public transportation throughout Durham, as well as bus service on Greyhound going to other cities like Charlotte and Atlanta . The station does have several levels and bus bays, so pay close attention to signage and be sure to board the correct bus. The convenient downtown location of the station means it is a short walk to Durham’s Amtrak train station, as well as the best restaurants, museums, and hotels in the city.

All bus stations in Durham:

  • Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St

Where does the bus arrive in Columbus?

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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

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