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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Columbus to Cincinnati. Traveling by bus from Columbus to Cincinnati usually takes around 8 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Shortest duration2h 5m
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 Columbus to Cincinnati

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)




July 29, 2021- Visiting friends

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: Wonderful Experience! Driver Provided Consistent and Detailed Information Throughout Trip - Provided Ease and Maintained Timeliness. Cons: N/A. Tips: The Big Windows Are Great for Viewing the Scenery - Be Sure to Bring Sunglasses or a Hat!



June 5, 2021- Visiting family

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: Because no one was following the rules mask off and it was not enforced. Cons: More rules about convid. Tips: Be very careful.



August 1, 2019- Visiting friends

Barons Bus Lines

Please teach your drivers to be respectful and not rude.

How much is a bus ticket from Columbus to Cincinnati?

Bus tickets for a trip from Columbus to Cincinnati cost $29.95 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 Columbus to Cincinnati are expected to cost between $29 and $53 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Cincinnati within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $30. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Columbus to Cincinnati, mark your calendar for December. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $23. However, taking the bus from Columbus to Cincinnati during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $32. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

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 23 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $16.28 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Columbus to Cincinnati?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Columbus to Cincinnati. 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 Lines98h 4m$42.87
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Cincinnati from $20. There are 9 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Cincinnati and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Cincinnati. In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines departs to Cincinnati from Columbus (Airport) and 2 other stations. In Cincinnati, Barons Bus Lines arrives at University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St and one other station.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 8 hours and 4 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cincinnati in 2 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Cincinnati.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 100 miles from Columbus to Cincinnati. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 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 Cincinnati 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Columbus to Cincinnati, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Columbus to Cincinnati 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


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.


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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Columbus?

Main departure station: Columbus (Airport)

Buses to Cincinnati leave from 3 stations in Columbus.

All bus stations in Columbus:

  • Columbus (Airport)

  • Columbus

  • Ohio State University

Where does the bus arrive in Cincinnati?

Main arrival station: University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Cincinnati.

All bus stations in Cincinnati:

  • University of Cincinnati - 2985 Short Vine St

  • 109 Seventh St W

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