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Journey Information

Columbus to Cleveland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$18.00
Shortest Duration2h 50m
Trips per day13
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Columbus to Cleveland right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Columbus to Cleveland?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $21.50 was the low point for bus fares from Columbus to Cleveland. Buses from Cleveland to Columbus are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $21.50 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $15.90 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 126 miles (203 kilometers) from Columbus, OH to Cleveland, OH. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Columbus to Cleveland for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Columbus?

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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Columbus to Cleveland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 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 $55.00.

What bus companies travel from Columbus to Cleveland?

There are 3 bus lines from Columbus, Ohio to Cleveland, Ohio. With 9 daily trips, Miller Transportation 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 Lines43h 55m$18.85
Greyhound13h 25m$37.56
Miller Transportation96h 4m$42.24

Where does the bus leave from in Columbus?

Buses to Cleveland leave from multiple locations in Columbus, Ohio. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Intl Arpt
  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
  • Ohio State Univ - 1739 N High St

Where does the bus arrive in Cleveland?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Cleveland, Ohio:

  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave
  • Buy TktsBarons Bus Corp

Price trends for buses from Columbus to Cleveland

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JanFeb

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Columbus, OH to Cleveland, OH
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Stacy
5.0
May 26, 2019Visiting family
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 tripIt 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 lotThe 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
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