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Journey Information

There are 15 intercity buses per day from Columbus to Cleveland. Traveling by bus from Columbus to Cleveland usually takes around 5 hours and 22 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 day5
Most frequent serviceBarons Bus Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Columbus to Cleveland

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Clarence C

November 19, 2022- Visiting friends

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: The bus driver was knowledgeable and Courteous. Enforced the rules, if needed. And assertive when he spoke. Professional. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None.

5.0

Johanna

September 24, 2022- Visiting friends

Barons Bus Lines

Pros: I really liked that I was able to count on the bus to get me to Cleveland. The bus was on time and it was a pleasant experience. Cons: This is probably outside of the bus company's control, but the bus stations / terminals are not very pleasant. Tips: Consider the bus!

5.0

Stacy

May 26, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: It was very clean on my May 26th trip it left Columbus on time which never happens very satisfied. But my trip in February the bus was extremely dirty food all on the floors seat were very dirty had to be wiped off before I could sit down. Left very late not a good trip. Cons: The arrival and departure of the busses can be more prompt. But I know there are certain circumstances that do happen. But all the time and I ride the Greyhound a lot. Tips: Know.

How much is a bus ticket from Columbus to Cleveland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Columbus to Cleveland cost $27.91 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

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Columbus to Cleveland in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $41 to $47. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 10, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Cleveland this week, bus tickets are available starting at $44.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Columbus to Cleveland, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $41 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

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 24 days in advance to save up to $18.87.

What bus companies travel from Columbus to Cleveland?

There are 3 bus lines from Columbus to Cleveland available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 13 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 Lines135h 48m$48.33
FlixBus US12h 35m$28.65
Greyhound13h 5m$34.78
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Cleveland from $29. There are 13 trips per day offered by Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Cleveland and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Cleveland. In Columbus, Barons Bus Lines departs to Cleveland from Columbus and 2 other stations. In Cleveland, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave .

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Columbus to Cleveland takes 5 hours and 48 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cleveland in 2 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 13 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Cleveland.

  • 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 Columbus to Cleveland, 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 Columbus to Cleveland every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Cleveland usually start from $26.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 126 miles from Columbus to Cleveland. 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.

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Cleveland, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Columbus to Cleveland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Columbus to Cleveland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 to Cleveland; ticket prices start at $54.00.

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.

Cleveland

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Columbus?

Main departure station: Columbus

Buses to Cleveland leave from 4 stations in Columbus.

All bus stations in Columbus:

  • Columbus

  • Columbus (Airport)

  • Ohio State University

  • Columbus, OH (Bus Station)

Where does the bus arrive in Cleveland?

Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave  - CLEGLI-0

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Main arrival 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

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