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Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH by bus

The journey from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH by bus is 275.98 mi and takes 11 hr 11 min. There are 15 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:00 AM and the last at 11:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH by bus for as little as $35.91 or as much as $81.68. The best price for this journey is $35.91.

Lowest Price$35.91
Journey Duration11 hr 11 min
Connection per Day15
Lowest Price$35.91
Highest Price$81.68
First Departure6:00 AM
Last Departure11:00 PM
Distance275.98 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalColumbus, OH
CarriersFlixBus, Greyhound

Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, May 19, 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH cost?

On average, a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH will cost you $48.63. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $35.91. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH will cost you $48.63. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH by bus?

The average journey time is 11 hr 11 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 275.98 mi from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH to take longer than 11 hr 11 min. The distance between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH is around 275.98 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 11 hr 11 min. However, the fastest routes between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH take 7 hr 20 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do the first and last departures from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Chicago, IL at 6:00 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 11:00 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Chicago, IL at 6:00 AM, and the last departure will leave at 11:00 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

How many journeys from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH are there every day?

If you want to get from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 15 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 1 direct journeys between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 14 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

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Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH.

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Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

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If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Chicago, IL - Columbus, OH bus tickets can be found for as low as $21.55 if you’re lucky, or $42.47 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $59.89.

Find the best day to travel to Columbus, OH by bus

When travelling to Columbus, OH by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board FlixBus and Greyhound from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
Compare services on board when travelling from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH by bus.
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Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
31.09kg
Bus
33.31kg
Flight
88.83kg
Car
71.06kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH?
A bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH is $48.63. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $35.91.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH is $35.91. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH by bus?
Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH is 275.98 mi.
How long does the bus between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH take?
Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH is on average 11 hr 11 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 7 hr 20 min.
Which companies operate from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and Greyhound.
How many bus connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH?
Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH has 15 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH leave?
The earliest bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH departs at 6:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH depart?
The latest bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH departs at 11:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $35.91 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Chicago, IL to go to Columbus, OH.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH is 7 hr 20 min.
Is there a direct bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH by bus?
The bus journey from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH creates 33.31kg of CO2 emissions.

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