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Journey Information

New York to Columbus, OH bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$55.00
Shortest Duration13h 20m
Trips per day7
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from New York to Columbus

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25JunJun

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Columbus
4.5
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Michael
4.0
August 28, 2019Business
Pros
It was fast and had space
Cons
I was sitting on a seat that was facing backward. I continued to slide down as the seat belt wouldnt secure
Tips
No

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the distance from New York to Columbus, Ohio?

Columbus, Ohio, is 533 miles (858 kilometers) west and slightly south of the state of New York. Most of the route to get there is through Pennsylvania on I-76 W.

Is there a train from New York to Columbus, Ohio?

You can take a train part of the way from New York to Columbus, Ohio, but there are no direct trains. You’ll have to take a bus at least from Pittsburgh to Columbus, which Amtrak does facilitate through their Amtrak Thruway service. The shortest trip, however, takes about 19 hours and 30 minutes. You’re probably better off taking a direct bus from New York, which takes as little as 11 hours 40 minutes to get there.

How long is the drive from New York to Columbus, Ohio?

A drive from New York to Columbus, Ohio, takes about 8 hours 50 minutes, not counting the amount of time it takes for rest stops and buying gas. It takes a bus between 11 hours 40 minutes and 15 hours to get from New York to Columbus, based on traffic conditions and whether the bus is making any additional stops.

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Columbus?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $56.00 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Columbus. Buses from Columbus to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $56.00 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $41.46 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 15 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 476 miles (766 kilometers) from New York to Columbus. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 20 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Columbus. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 3:00pm and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Columbus, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Columbus every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Columbus, OH; ticket prices start at $112.00.

What bus companies travel from New York to Columbus?

There is one bus company that operates from New York to Columbus. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound715h 43m$67.85

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

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

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

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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