The cheapest busesfrom Chicago to Columbus

Showing times and prices for 2023-10-03





The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Chicago to Columbus will cost around $40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $27.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Chicago to Columbus bus information

timelapseAvg. bus duration11h 19m
attach_moneyBus ticket price$27
place Bus depart fromChicago
pin_drop Bus arrive inColumbus
directions_transit Bus companiesGreyhound, Baron Bus, Flixbus

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Bus from Chicago to Columbus

Travel by bus to Columbus easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to Columbus.
  • How to get to Columbus from Chicago?

  • On average you find 11 daily schedules to Columbus from Chicago. Usually, there are 77 bus departures every week on this route. Greyhound bus lines operate the largest daily fleet to Columbus. It is an average of 7 bus schedules per day and 210 trips every month. On peak seasons bus companies may increase the number of available vehicles.
  • How to get cheap bus tickets from Chicago to Columbus?

  • There is a total of 3 bus companies operating this trip. Greyhound, Baron Bus, Flixbus offer a total of 11 bus schedules from Chicago to Columbus. Keep in mind that this 3 road operator(s) have different ticket prices and service offers shown on the bus timetable. Flixbus tickets are available for $27. It is the lower trip price you can get on 2023-10-03. Compare all bus fare prices that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability. Take time and check customers 5605 reviews for Greyhound, Baron Bus, Flixbus bus services. Users reviews best describe the real bus trip experience. The company score relates to bus quality, punctuality, cleanliness, and staff behavior. Ratings and reviews are relevant information when searching and comparing bus prices. Bus booking in advance is the best way to find Columbus cheap tickets.
  • How far apart is Columbus from Chicago?

  • The bus traveling length from Chicago to Columbus is around 11h 19m. Baron Bus schedules advertise it has the fastest transportation from Chicago. Selecting this company, you probably arrive in about 7h 30m in Columbus.
  • Where are Chicago and Columbus bus stations?

  • For this trip to Columbus, you can get on board at Chicago Bus Station, Chicago Train Station. Moreover, get off the bus at Columbus, OH (Bus Station), Columbus (Downtown), Ohio State University, Columbus (Ohio State).
  • BusBuster displayed travel information

  • BusBuster has all information for you discover the best and cheapest bus ticket. Explore all available tools and 5605 user reviews to best choose between Greyhound, Baron Bus, Flixbus. BusBuster does not sell tickets. If you want to purchase bus tickets online, this site will redirect you to the official Greyhound, Baron Bus, Flixbus website. Reserve your bus seat to Columbus in advance and have a nice trip.
  • How much is bus ticket from Chicago to Columbus?

  • Greyhound, Baron Bus, Flixbus tickets to Columbus costs between $27 and USD 55.00 each seat As mentioned before, you will find on Flixbus to Columbus low-cost tickets for only $27. This bus leaves at 11:30 from Chicago bus station or stop at Chicago Bus Station, Chicago Train Station. On the contrary, the bus leaving at 10:50 have the most expensive ticket to Columbus for about USD 55.00.
  • Which is the best way for bus booking?

  • There are many different secure forms of acquiring a ticket. The more comfortable, secure and faster way is to get your bus ticket online at Greyhound, Baron Bus, Flixbus website. Alternatively, you can book by phone or directly at the counter. Greyhound phone number: Baron Bus phone number: 1-888-378-3823Flixbus phone number: +49 30 300137300 Find out more on search and buy cheap bus tickets in North America.
  • When is the first and last bus to Columbus?

  • The first bus time to Columbus is at 06:00. The bus timetable may vary during weekdays. The last departure time from Chicago is at 22:20.
  • How to get ticket refund on Greyhound, Baron Bus, Flixbus?

  • Note that companies have different policies regarding fare types and changes. Find more information on bus company page.