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Columbus to Cincinnati bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration1h 35m
Trips per day14
bus carriers3
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Overall score for Columbus to Cincinnati
4.2
Based on 9 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Barons Bus Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
1.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Amer
1.0
August 1, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Please teach your drivers to be respectful and not rude.

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.6
Value
4.4
Condition
4.8
Yi
4.0
November 8, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus arrived earlier than usual.
Cons
There was an accident on I-71 Southbound at Mile Marker 94, so I was stuck for about 30 minutes which caused it to arrive 30 minutes late.
Tips
Check the traffic along the way before the trip.
Casey
5.0
October 13, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The ride there was very clean and fast and comfortable
Cons
The bus on the way home was hot and dirty (Greyhound bus)
Tips
Bearons bus is better than Greyhound Wanderu gives best prices
Yi
5.0
October 9, 2019Visiting family
Pros
There were no incidents along the way. I like to go back on my own instead of my parents picking me up especially when they don't have time.
Cons
None
Tips
None
Yi
4.0
September 13, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very good. Not much delay as opposed to the last time.
Cons
Only delayed 30 minutes. Some seats do not have outlet, so it's hard to charge my phone during my trip.
Yi
4.0
August 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
More convenient. If I want to go back home, this is my primary method even if my parents cannot pick me up. Exceptions: If there are adverse weather conditions or the bus has issues, then my parents could pick me up to home.
Cons
I was stuck in traffic for 1.5 hours due to a major accident. I want the drivers to be informed of incidents along the way so they can take a different route to avoid the delays.
Tips
None

How to book cheap bus tickets from Columbus to Cincinnati

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Columbus to Cincinnati is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Columbus to Cincinnati were $13.51. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $7.09 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Columbus to Cincinnati?

The distance between Columbus and Cincinnati is approximately 100.14 miles, or 161.12 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Columbus to Cincinnati?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Columbus to Cincinnati by bus is usually on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Which bus should you take from Columbus to Cincinnati?

Typically there are 14 scheduled buses per day. 3 bus companies serve the route from Columbus to Cincinnati.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Barons Bus Lines has the most regularly scheduled departures from Columbus to Cincinnati, with an average of 9 trips per day and 163 monthly trips.

Of the 14 trips there are 7 trips that are direct connections to Cincinnati.

3 carriers offer Columbus to Cincinnati bus trips

Barons Bus Lines

Book Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Cincinnati from $12.50. There are 9 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay $25.98 for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Cincinnati. In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines departs to Cincinnati from Columbus Intl Arpt and 2 other stations. In Cincinnati, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave and one other station.

An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 3 hours and 32 minutes, while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cincinnati in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.35 for a weekend trip to Cincinnati.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 32m
Avg. Price
$25.98

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Columbus to Cincinnati from $10.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Columbus to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay $13.93 for a Greyhound ticket to Cincinnati. In Columbus, Greyhound departs to Cincinnati from Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St, In Cincinnati, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 2 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Cincinnati in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $15.38 for a weekend trip to Cincinnati.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 48m
Avg. Price
$13.93

Tornado Bus

Book Tornado Bus from Columbus to Cincinnati from $80.00. Typically there is one Tornado Bus schedule per day from Columbus to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay $80.00 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Cincinnati. In Columbus, Tornado Bus departs to Cincinnati from La Plaza Tapatia 302, In Cincinnati, Tornado Bus arrives at Las Delicias,

An average trip on Tornado Bus from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 2 hours and 41 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Cincinnati in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 41m
Avg. Price
$80.00

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have bus departures from Columbus. Most bus trips to Cincinnati will depart from:
  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
  • Columbus Intl Arpt
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St
  • La Plaza Tapatia 302
Bus trips arrive in Cincinnati at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Cincinnati for trips arriving from Columbus:
  • Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave
  • Univ of Cinc - 2815 Commons Way
  • Las Delicias