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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Cleveland to Columbus. Traveling by bus from Cleveland to Columbus usually takes around 7 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance126 mi (203 km)
Shortest duration2h 35m
Cheapest price$26.49
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceBarons Bus Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Cleveland to Columbus

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)




April 25, 2024- Visiting friends

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: Expirienced driver. Cons: Maybe seat in the front that are blocked due to coronavirus should be allowed for passengers to seat, it does no sense to not let people sit there. Tips: Arrive 15 minutes early before the bus takes off to get a good seat.



November 3, 2023- Visiting family

Barons Bus Lines

I enjoyed the travel experience the driver was safe and informative and one could tell he was experienced in the field I loved it cause normally I’m afraid to travel unless I’m the one driving so it melted some of my fears



July 5, 2022- Visiting family

Barons Bus Lines

On time



May 4, 2022- Visiting friends

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: I felt safe and the Driver did a great Job! Cons: Nothing everything was great! Tips: Baron buses are very well maintained etc.`.



October 15, 2021

Barons Bus Lines

Got there on time.

How much is a bus ticket from Cleveland to Columbus?

Bus tickets for a trip from Cleveland to Columbus cost $31.91 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


Bus tickets from Cleveland to Columbus are expected to cost between $31 and $35 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Columbus within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $31. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Cleveland to Columbus by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $36 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 28 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $6.94 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Cleveland to Columbus?

There are 3 bus lines from Cleveland to Columbus available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Barons Bus Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines77h 40m$33.38
FlixBus US12h 35m$29.26
Greyhound15h 45m$56.50
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Cleveland to Columbus from $32. There are 7 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Cleveland to Columbus and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Columbus. In Cleveland, Barons Bus Lines departs to Columbus from Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave . In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Columbus (Airport) and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Cleveland to Columbus takes 7 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Columbus in 2 hours and 35 minutes .

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

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Cleveland to Columbus, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 1 bus trips from Cleveland to Columbus every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 45 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Columbus usually start from $37.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 126 miles from Cleveland to Columbus. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 35 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.

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, 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cleveland to Columbus, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Cleveland to Columbus every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Cleveland to Columbus; ticket prices start at $54.00.

City Information


An industrial powerhouse in the past eras, Cleveland offers to the world more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. Unlike most other big cities, Cleveland still retains its quaint small-town feel, especially as you wander around the Cleveland Metroparks, a system of 21,000 acres of pure nature. For nature lovers, the Cleveland Botanical Garden provides a treasure trove of botanical knowledge and rare plant species. Another must-not-miss spot is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which features exhibitions on the greatest legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.

For foodies, Cleveland truly is a mecca. The city boasts an array of top chefs and high-class establishments that can bring you an unforgettable experience. For authentic American classics, Sylman’s Deli has everything you need. If you are looking for a more diverse option, head to Momocho for some mouth-watering Mexican indulgences.

Cleveland’s main bus station is located just behind the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in the Theater District. The local Amtrak train station is also located downtown not too far from the bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which sits 9 miles southwest of Downtown and is located next to the Glenn Research Center.


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 Cleveland?

Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave  - CLEGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

Cleveland’s Bus Terminal at 1465 Chester Ave opened in 1948 amid wide celebration for its unique Streamline Moderne design. The aerodynamic architectural style, typical of Greyhound’s stations in big cities across the country, landed this station in the US National Register of Historic Places. Although the station was opened for Greyhound service, today, the station also serves Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, and Jefferson Lines. Vending machines and a snack bar in the station give you a chance to fuel up or take a short walk to one of several nearby cafés. The station sits in the heart of downtown Cleveland, and the Amtrak station is only 1 mile away.

All bus stations in Cleveland:

  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Columbus?

Main arrival station: Columbus (Airport)

Buses arrive in Columbus at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Columbus:

  • Columbus (Airport)

  • Columbus

  • Columbus, OH (Bus Station)

  • Ohio State University

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