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About Barons Bus

Barons Bus is a bus transportation company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with service in 68+ cities in the Midwest. Founded in 2012 by the former owners of Lakefront Lines, Barons Bus boasts one of the newest fleets of modern buses in the U.S. These buses are replete with enhanced features such as free WiFi, power outlets, ADA accessible steps and spacious bathrooms, in line with the company's slogan of "ride like royalty." As one of the highest-rated bus services, Barons is known for its skilled drivers, top-notch safety record, and stellar customer service.

Barons Bus Lines can be found operating in major cities such as Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, and Cincinnati. With tickets starting at just $3.00, it is a popular and affordable option for college students. Barons Bus provides service on multiple university campuses including the Ohio State University, University of Michigan, Kenyon College, and West Virginia University.

Contact Barons Bus

Phone number: US: 1 (888) 378-3823


Barons Bus bus coverage

Daily Trips5,994

Barons Bus bus amenities

Barons Bus Lines
Air conditioningAir conditioning
Power outletPower outlet

What travelers are saying about Barons Bus

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Barons Bus had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 17 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 59 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 70 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 76 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 82 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 66 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 82 reviews

Barons Bus Routes & Network

Barons Bus’s bus network features 4553 bus routes that connect 68 cities serving 75 stations. On average, Barons Bus performs about 5994 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Barons Bus offers the highest number of daily bus service include Cincinnati and Columbus.

Top Cities Served by Barons Bus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Columbus85:01 am4:40 am
Chicago85:30 am4:40 am
Cincinnati85:01 am4:35 am
Cleveland85:01 am4:40 am
Akron75:01 am4:40 am
Fort Wayne95:30 am4:40 am
Indianapolis95:30 am4:15 am
Detroit95:30 am4:15 am
Athens85:01 am4:40 am

Top States Served by Barons Bus

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
West Virginia9198Charleston
New York2101Buffalo
Michigan3193Ann Arbor

Barons Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Barons Bus

(Based on 98 reviews)

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Barons Bus passenger reviews



July 29, 2021- Visiting friends

Columbus to Cincinnati

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!

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!



July 24, 2021- Solo travel

Cleveland to Columbus

The young man is an excellent driver

The young man is an excellent driver



July 21, 2021- Visiting friends

Columbus to Akron

I enjoyed my bus ride. The temperature was comfortable. The bus was not crowded and I felt safe on the ride. I will travel again with Baron Bus service.

I enjoyed my bus ride. The temperature was comfortable. The bus was not crowded and I felt safe on the ride. I will travel again with Baron Bus service.



July 1, 2021- Visiting friends

Fort Wayne to Chicago

How relaxing it was.

How relaxing it was.



June 9, 2021- Business

Cincinnati to Columbus

Pros: Cost and nonstop to Columbus. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

Pros: Cost and nonstop to Columbus. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

Most popular Barons Bus routes

The bus from Cincinnati to Columbus is Barons Bus’s most popular route. Trips from Buffalo to Columbus and Fort Wayne to Chicago are also highly popular.

Top Barons Bus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Cincinnati to Columbus115h 3m$13
Buffalo to Columbus310h 3m$25
Fort Wayne to Chicago24h 0m$40
Detroit to Indianapolis26h 25m$51
Cincinnati to Chicago612h 50m$40
Cleveland to Columbus43h 19m$20
Cleveland to Chicago19h 3m$30
Columbus to Chicago510h 23m$27
Columbus to Akron52h 36m$25

Barons Bus Cancellation Policy

Barons Bus Lines tickets are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled. Remember to double check all of your travel details before completing your booking.

Barons Bus Lines tickets can only be used on the date and time you booked, and you may not be able to reschedule your ticket if your travel plans change. You may call Barons Bus Lines’ customer service phone number at 1 (888) 378-3823 to request an exchange, but unfortunately most tickets are not eligible to be rescheduled.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can add to your purchase. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and benefits if your bus is delayed, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your travel plans. You may be reimbursed if you cannot travel on your bus trip due to covered reasons which include illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Barons Bus Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Barons Bus buses have WiFi?

Yes, Barons Bus offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Barons Bus will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Barons Bus WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Barons Bus buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Barons Bus might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Barons Bus's schedule?

On a typical day, Barons Bus has 5994 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Barons Bus does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Barons Bus requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Barons Bus’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Barons Bus’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Barons Bus buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Barons Bus buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Barons Bus does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Barons Bus ticket?

Yes, Barons Bus requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Does Barons Bus offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Barons Bus focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

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