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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Columbus to Newark. Traveling by bus from Columbus to Newark usually takes around 14 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance468 mi (753 km)
Shortest duration12h 55m
Cheapest price$57.97
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Columbus to Newark

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Estherfalange

September 8, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The first stop. Cons: The cleaning.

2.0

Anuragh

May 31, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Lack team work of staff no decent replay to passengers by customers and no information of bus changing cancellations

How much is a bus ticket from Columbus to Newark?

Bus tickets for a trip from Columbus to Newark cost $81.23 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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

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Bus tickets from Columbus to Newark are expected to cost between $83 and $115 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Newark within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $86. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Columbus to Newark are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $83. On the other hand, traveling on this route during September might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for September trips cost $137, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 27 days in advance to save up to $85.80.

What bus companies travel from Columbus to Newark?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound314h 53m$112.64
  • 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 Columbus to Newark every day, with the average journey taking around 14 hours and 53 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Newark usually start from $58.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 14 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 468 miles from Columbus to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 55 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.

Because many passengers travel from Columbus to Newark at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Columbus to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Columbus to Newark 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 Columbus, OH to Newark, NJ; ticket prices start at $204.00.

City Information

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.

Newark

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Newark, NJ - NWK-1

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Columbus?

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Main departure station: Columbus, OH (Bus Station)

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, OH (Bus Station)

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

Main arrival station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

All buses from Columbus arrive at one main station in Newark.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

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