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Cincinnati - Columbus Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Cincinnati to Columbus. Traveling by bus from Cincinnati to Columbus usually takes around 6 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Shortest duration2h 25m
Cheapest price$20.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceBarons Bus Lines
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Cincinnati to Columbus

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)




January 14, 2020- Business

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: I like that it was very clean. Cleaness is important to me. Next, it was not too crammed, and the price was decent, safe driving, I feel happy. Cons: In the future I hope there can be e-ticket so we can save our Earth.



January 1, 2020- Visiting family

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: Great trip, plenty of room and no one blaring their music. Cons: It was great. Tips: This bus was wonderful for within state travel.



September 2, 2019- Solo travel

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: There were no incidents along the way. Pretty good trip. Cons: None. Tips: None.

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What bus companies travel from Cincinnati to Columbus?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines76h 3m$53.87
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Cincinnati to Columbus from $20. There are 7 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Cincinnati to Columbus and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Columbus. In Cincinnati, Barons Bus Lines departs to Columbus from 109 Seventh St W and one other station. In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Columbus (Airport) and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Cincinnati to Columbus takes 6 hours and 3 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Columbus in 2 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Columbus.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 100 miles from Cincinnati to Columbus. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 25 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Cincinnati 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cincinnati to Columbus, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Cincinnati 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.

City Information


A city famous for its idyllic beauty and quaint quarters, Cincinnati is the destination for tourists who wish to stay away from a large crowd. On a bright sunny day in Cincinnati, head over to Eden Park. Encompassing over 183 acres of green space and tree groves, the park lives up to its name, and there are some scenic ponds where you can unwind as well as take a few amazing pictures. Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum might sound like a scary place to visit, but its tranquility and amazing landscape design, which was ahead of its time, will make it worth the while to check it out. For those who still crave some liveliness, watching a game at the Great American Ball Park, home of the oldest professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, will be an unforgettable experience.

Cincinnati features a very diverse food scene in spite of its German roots. If you are looking to try out some refreshing Mediterranean dishes, head over to Abigail Street, one of the local favorites. For authentic German dishes, the door at Mecklenburg Gardens welcomes you.

There’s not a central bus station in the city, as each of the different bus carriers serving Cincinnati operates out of a different location. The principal Amtrak train station is the Union Terminal on Western Ave. Cincinnati is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal line. The city’s main airport is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which is located in Hebron, Kentucky.


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 Cincinnati?

Main departure station: 109 Seventh St W

Cincinnati has two bus stations with service to Columbus.

All bus stations in Cincinnati:

  • 109 Seventh St W

  • University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St

Where does the bus arrive in Columbus?

Main arrival station: Columbus (Airport)

Buses arrive in Columbus at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Columbus:

  • Columbus (Airport)

  • Columbus

  • Ohio State University

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